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Monday, March 2, 2015

INSPIRATIONAL VIDEOS TEACHING MORALITY

BRYCE ON LIFE

- Some films which will touch your heart.

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Many people believe we experience too much sex and violence in American entertainment, be it on television, the movies, even in today's music. It almost seems like there is a premeditated attempt to subvert our culture. I do not believe Hollywood knows how to tell a story anymore without some form of perversion. No wonder morality is declining in this country, there is not enough people teaching it, least of all the entertainment industry. Have we become so jaded we can no longer appreciate a simple film aimed at inspiring people to do good? Let's hope not.

There are some glimmers of hope. Several videos have come to my attention recently which are trying to teach various lessons of morality. There is not many of them, but enough to know people are trying to make a difference. Interestingly, most of them are coming from Asia, particularly Thailand, Singapore, and India. Latin America is also starting to produce some remarkable films in this regards, but far too few in America.

Here is a list of some of the better videos I have found on the internet, mostly from YouTube. As a warning, some of these will pull at your heart strings. You may want to have a box of tissues nearby as you watch them.

An important life lesson (from Thailand) - A short film showing how a small act of kindness can one day be repaid ten fold when you most need it. It stresses the importance of helping others.

"Teachers" (from the Singapore Ministry of Education) - based on a true story, the film describes how teachers can positively influence their students.

"A simple act of caring creates an endless ripple" (from Thailand) - a "pay it forward" type of film with an interesting twist at the end.

"Believe in good" (from Thailand) - illustrates why it is necessary to help others.

"Gift" (from Thailand) - A very touching video about a father and son.

"A Mother, A Daughter and A Pineapple" (from Thailand) - how a mother teaches in important life lesson to her daughter.

"Inspirational Unconditional Love Will Touch Your Heart" (from Thailand) - also based on a true story, discusses self-sacrifice.

"The Most Beautiful Thing" (from United States) - award winning film by Cameron Covell which describes a love story between two unlikely people.

"Your Wishes Delivered: UPS Driver for a Day" (from United States) - discusses the bond formed between a UPS driver and a boy.

"The Fork" (from United States) - a touching film describing how a couple is reunited.

"The Blind Girl" (from United States) - a simple slideshow discussing how life is a gift which should be enjoyed.

Most of these films were well staged and filmed. The last one though was assembled using some rather simple software tools which just about anyone can use. This means the tools are now available for anyone to tell a story, not just motion picture companies.

It is interesting to watch these films, but also watch their effect on others, particularly those who have trouble maintaining a dry eye. These videos are very inspirational and a welcome departure from the evening news and the comic book violence emanating from Hollywood.

We should encourage the production of more of these films and encourage people to watch them.

Keep the Faith!

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Tim Bryce is a writer and the Managing Director of M&JB Investment Company (M&JB) of Palm Harbor, Florida and has over 30 years of experience in the management consulting field. He can be reached at timb001@phmainstreet.com

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