The Blonde One Was Called Freedom

Feel Good Mondays: Natural-Born World Shaker

Anyone who knows me or reads this blog should be aware of my love of Paul Newman. Unconvinced? Consider the evidence:

A Daring Adventure, Or Nothing

Lock the Door

Happy Birthday, Dear Hudson!!

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”

Short and Sweet

All Hail the Underdog(s)!

Moving on. I want to talk about Cool Hand Luke and how it’s such a badass and inspirational film.

Cool Hand Luke is a film that shows one man’s unwillingness to conform. And in the process, to inspire those defeatist people around him to take control of what little they can.

Here’s a character who doesn’t really have anything going for him other than accepting his position in life and sticking to his guns. From a Bird’s-eye view he’s a loser who rises to the top of the social ladder in a prison full of other losers.

Oh ho! This is not the whole story. It’s okay to be a bit like Luke. In fact, it’s sort of a good thing to think like him. Accept the fact that you can’t create major change in an instant. Understand that change starts with attitude. Make your life liveable by having a positive outlook.

https://allyk717.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/86a22-coolhandluke1.jpgYou’ll get knocked down a few times, but you have to see that as long as you keep trying, you can be a natural-born world shaker! You can inspire the people around you and get what you want (or spend your life trying).

https://i2.wp.com/img0015.popscreencdn.com/118080840_paul-newman-cool-hand-luke-rare-12x12-photo-boxing-orig-.jpgJust maybe don’t break the law while you’re pressing forward. That’s generally frowned upon.

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This entry was published on January 27, 2014 at 12:00 pm. It’s filed under Attitude, Change, Feel Good Mondays, Free Spirit, Growth, Life, Movies, Persistance, Personality, Positive, Struggle and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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