I came across a movie one day on Youtube, and it was called Fifty People, One Question -- Chicago. Upon revisiting that video today, I discovered that there are a whole bunch of other films like it. But I like this one in particular.
What is your favorite memory? Makes you think, doesn't it. Makes all of those things that you thought you had buried away long ago come rushing back. It makes you feel like you've just re-lived your entire life in a matter of minutes.
These sorts of movements are the things that every day make the world a little bit of a better place. I've been to NYC a good number of times, and I'd imagine that many cities are like it -- lots and lots of people, but not much interaction. Films like these are proof that the smallest little thing can really make a person's day. It can turn around a sour mood, and it can part the clouds of your thoughts.
Being able to put a smile on someone's face is one of the greatest feelings in the world. How great would it be if we all did that on a daily basis? What if we all made it our goal to just make someone smile, once, everyday. Maybe there would be less hostility, and more understanding. Less anger and sadness, and more love and joy. Less crying, and more laughter.
The people here are just people in a video. But how are they any different than the people we see around us? Now I'm not generally the one to break into random outgoing conversations with strangers. But perhaps there is something to be said to just ask a simple question. I'm about to get lost in watching a bunch of other 'Fifty People, One Question' videos... so feel free to check them out too. But do my a favor and give a little bit of thought to all of this too.
What is your favorite memory? Close your eyes and just let yourself breathe that moment in again. You can remember exactly what you were doing and who you were with. That feeling you had in your gut, and the way that you couldn't even fathom how you'd be able to express enough joy for that moment. It's powerful... really powerful.