From one of my favorite movies to date, School of Rock (2003). In the movie, a guitarist named Dewey is recently kicked out of his own band and finds himself unemployed. So, he temporarily steals his roommate's identity to become a substitute teacher at a prestigious elementary school. For self-redemption, Dewey has the idea to teach the kids about the history of rock and roll in order to prepare them for a local Battle of the Bands. However, during the short weeks, Dewey and the kids get along nicely and help each other grow and realize the certain potential in themselves. Once at the Battle of the Bands (without principal or parental consent) they play an arguably good show but do not win the competition. Backstage, Lawrence, the conservative pianist/keyboard player, helps cheer Dewey up by repeating a quote Dewey told the class himself. I like this quote because it's just a fun way of saying "Stay perseverant" and/or to not let seemingly unfair advantages keep you from trying again and again for something you want.
Morty, who has a mad scientist for a grandfather, is constantly being dragged along for the "adventures" his Grandpa Rick has on a weekly basis. As aforementioned by Morty In the video clip, the two had to recently abandon their own dimension because it had been destroyed, due basically to each other's carelessness and selfishness. Morty's sister Summer is having her own crisis: their parents had revealed that she wasn't a planned pregnancy, which led to Summer linking herself to be one of the major reasons for their parents' failing marriage. So, Morty comes into her room, dishing his thoughts and revealing his own troubles in order to make Summer feel better. He says, "Nobody exists on purpose. Nobody belongs anywhere, Everybody's going to die. Come watch TV?" There isn't a big lesson to be learned, but I love this show for its humor and the small hints of Nihilism. I chose this quote because it has sort of resonated with me. Morty goes through things a 13-year-old shouldn't, but endures it anyway and manages to find comfort in his (problematic and infinite) family and the Interdimensional TV Rick has hooked up. Everyone except Rick and Morty question their place in the world.
Harry Potter is one of my favorite book series. In this part of the book/movie, Harry had just been killed by Voldemort and is currently in a realm that is very tranquil. The gist is Harry must decide between staying dead or coming back, and Harry thinking about his friends and peers who need his help ultimately decided his decision for him. What gets me is Dumbledore was talking about how the dead don't have problems! It's the living who deal with the daily horrors of Earth. But, what makes life worth while is having people you love and people who love you. Harry could see this; he can't help the dead, there's nothing TO help, but him being alive can help the living.
So, um, this song is called Rain by boy band BTS who originated from Seoul, South Korea. I guess if you're really interested in the full translation of the song you can, like, google it or look in the recommended section of the video. I think I already regret opening myself up like this and this is probably the cringiest thing you'll see/hear all week but anyway there is a quote from this song that has really resonated with me. At 2:16 rapper Suga (aka Min Yoongi) asks "Am I someone who engraved, like the rain, their existence into you? If not, am I someone who came and went like a rain shower?". WOAH deep stuff I know. But yeah I like this song a lot because there are nice vocals, the dreary vibe compliments the weather here in Germany, and a lot of the time I find I am always thinking about the impact I make on people. Moving from place to place always has me wondering how much I mean to people, especially when we don't talk often or anymore. I guess that's life, though; it's about changing and moving on. Anyway, yeah, I love this band. Talk about rhythm and poetry lol. I should shut up
3:36 "Today I didn't even have to use my AK, I gotta say it was a good day." I chose another song because ultimately I love music and I wanted to show how diverse my music taste was, aha. The entire song itself is something that sort of makes you want to reminisce or even reflect upon what your own definition of a good day is. I find it really interesting how that definition differs from person to person. In context, O'Shea Jackson is describing his version of a good day; Absence of street violence/conflict is a main point. He likes to focus on living another 24 hours because he never knows when in his neighborhood, (crime-ridden Compton), one day could be his last. This is very inspirational to me. This song always reminds me to appreciate the little things and be grateful for how good I have things.