This week the French language film
“Amour” received an Oscar nomination for Best Picture which is noteworthy because unsentimental, subtitled movies about old people are not your standard Best Picture fare. Send us your review or let us know if you see it this cold January weekend.
“The human condition can’t be relegated to check boxes,” Dr. Sudore said. “In real life, it’s not that simple.” – From Paula Span’s article on Help for Planning End-of-Life-Care.
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A great article from the Atlantic arguing that we really want meaning in our lives rather than happiness. The activities that give our lives the most meaning, such as caring for our children or our aging parents, often make us deeply unhappy (at times), but more fulfilled in the long run.
The article includes this quote from Viktor Frankl, “A man who becomes conscious of the responsibility he bears toward a human being who affectionately waits for him, or to an unfinished work, will never be able to throw away his life. He knows the “why” for his existence, and will be able to bear almost any “how.”– Marika F.