Saturday, July 23, 2011

Looking Forward to... Nothing?

The final Harry Potter film came out recently and apparently had a pretty incredible opening weekend. There has been quite a lot of excitement from fans.

The film series started around ten years ago. Regarding this film being the final one, a ten-year-old responded, "I am really sad because this is sad, and this means there's nothing to look forward to. Nothing."

This kid has never actually lived in a world without this film and its characters. And this kid is young enough that reliable perspective may not be well developed yet.  Still, it's sad that something like a movie series is seen as so central -- not just by this kid, but by many other people, including adults I'd expect to have a broader view of the world.

I enjoy opportunities to share movies and other experiences with others, especially when they have a significant impact in some way throughout our culture, and it is fun to have things to look forward to. At the same time, it's worth remembering that there is more to life than a movie.


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SUAHB said...

I was never alive during times without electronics, however there is something to be said about the lack thereof. Our children are losing out on things that even I was privy to as a child. Things like...sunshine, imagination, innovation, etc. The same technologies used to bring the world closer together is slowly seperating us as a whole.

Jason Meinhart