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