Can you imagine waking up everyday meeting with people that you can have a good time with and even change each other's lives? The Dead Poets Society is full of possibility. The movie is one of my and my friends' favourites. Secretly we must have all imagined having an actual cave meeting. Have some of us ever done this? Because somehow gathering together in space would make us open. It seems, funnily enough, that in that space we can do a lot of things. We can dream and we can inspire each other; just go for it, do it and I know you're good at this.
We actually do have a space we can do that.
In the night we dream. When we wake, we sometimes follow our dreams. If we were in The Dead Poets Society, we'd wow everyone with our random prose, we'd maybe even surprise themselves, the people we respect and ourselves with our thoughts and our courage to show we can do this as much as any of you out there. Perhaps even better.
If we were in the Society we would gatecrash a party and see a different crowd and maybe meet new people, those we liked, those we loved, those we didn't care much for and those we were physically afraid of. But in that night, we would have lived. Think how different the next morning would look.
If we were in, we would for one night own the stage and an audience. People of different ages and backgrounds would watch us and listen and we would have a voice and have touched the sky.
All this wouldn't be possible without the person who says go for it. These are teachers. If we were in the Dead Poets Society we would be taught and teach and really learn something. And go to sleep with a smile on our faces.
The Dead Poets Society; just think of the possiblities.