As I close my eyes and drift away to a land where there is love, health, peace and blessings. I wanted to take the time to think and reflect.
The beauty of telling our stories is that the stories possess the ability to humanize ourselves and others. Stories tell the untold realities. We can think about the influence of a movie or a song, where there is the ability to impact the lives of thousands, millions, or even an entire globe. This is why whilst - what stories told are important, what the desired effect is or not is also important. This is where I can connect these thoughts to my previous thoughts where I wrote about the pressures that singers / musicians / artists face in real life. The impacts of fame and the unfortunate sudden deaths / suicides for some. We can also think about the movie - "A Star Is Born." A film / story that also reveals the same resulting end. I also wrote about this film as well. But I wanted to add another thought. What if we were to re-write the conversations about the pressures of fame, and create a different end? What if individuals such as: Jackson Maine were not left to die, but were really helped? So that there are different results at the end? Sometimes a huge part of a decision is recognizing the inability to decide for oneself.
Of course whilst the movie itself is a re-make of the 1937 version, today we possess the ability to re-write stories, even our stories, even our lives. With the amount of information available to us, and even the resources, we are challenged to change conversations. Even the stigma, and recognize that the brain is an organ. Just as the heart, lungs, liver or kidneys. Events, circumstances, situational effects, do possess the ability to affect any organ in the body. But what about the brain, brain care / mental health? These effects are equally important - why not write about stories that reveal the human ability to overcome the mental health challenges, or even the courage to ask for help?
What about changing the conversation of stardom / fame to that of individuals doing what they love? And caring and loving the self enough to ask for help? Re-telling the same stories creates the same result. The human condition can only improve, when we ourselves change the stories with the tools that we possess. Whether these are through individual life changes, or movies, music, video songs, or newly acclaimed books that are released that possess the ability to impact 1 person, 1 million, to an entire globe.