David Truss writes on his blog “Pair-of-Dimes”: “It seems odd to speak of lone wolves to you, a person that is so intricately… connected. And yet, as you read on, you will relate to the loneliness that I describe, that I too have shared. Sometimes it is surprisingly …” [ read more here ]
This summer I had the opportunity to watch the movie Patch Adams (1998) again. It has been years since I originally watch the movie. I remembered the general story line, but this time I was stuck by the parallels between Patch’s journey and courageous journey that many educators are currently undertaking as David describes in his blog post.
Image source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patch_Adams#/media/File:080515patch.jpg
Themes that resonated with me include having the courage to experiment, innovate, being brave enough to step out of your comfort zone, and a focus on making connections – the human connection to build relationships and influence perspectives.
Without risking spoiling the plot in case you have not viewed the movie, the closing 15 minutes contains such a powerful message about following your passion(s), making a difference and being willing to challenge the status quo in positive ways. I wonder if these phases will capture your interest: the power of transference, win/lose vs win/win, share your compassion, the passion to serve others, and carry the flame like a brush fire. This movie is well worth the watch (or re-watch) in my opinion. Perhaps viewing this movie will influence your next!
Wikipedia: Patch Adams
Patch Adams, M.D. – Transform 2010 – Mayo Clinic