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https://www.forbes.com/sites/francesbridges/2018/10/31/the-15-best-pieces-of-life-advice-from-movies/

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The Best Pieces Of Life Advice From Movies
Good advice can come from anywhere, and though most people turn to books and experts, movies also have their fair share of wisdom to impart to their audience. Movies are filled with advice about love, careers, money and family.

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Yoda - Star Wars

"Try not. Do- or do not. There is no try.

Yoda - Star Wars

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President Snow - The Hunger Games

"Hope. It is the only thing stronger than fear. A little hope is effective. A lot of hope is dangerous.

President Snow - The Hunger Games

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The Joker - The Dark Knight

If you’re good at something, never do it for free.” 

The Joker - The Dark Knight

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Bob Harris - Lost In Translation
"The more you know who you are and what you want, the less you let things upset you.”

Bob Harris - Lost In Translation

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George - A Single Man

Experience is not what happens to a man, it’s what a man does with what happens to him.” 

George - A Single Man

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Edwin Hoover - Little Miss Sunshine

Losers are people who are so afraid of not winning, they don't even try.” 

Edwin Hoover - Little Miss Sunshine

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Van Wilder

"Worrying is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do but it doesn't get you anywhere.” 

Van Wilder

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Benjamin Button

"Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss."

Benjamin Button

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Defining "Success"

“Success” isn’t just having lots of money. 

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Viewing motivators for horror movies

  • Gore watchers typically have low empathy, high sensation seeking, and a strong identification with the killer.
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Theories on why we love to watch horror films

  • Dr. Carl Jung believed horror films “tapped into primordial archetypes buried deep in our collective subconscious – images like shadow and mother play important role in the horror genre”.
  • Horror films are watched as a way of purging negative emotions and/or as a way to relieve pent-up aggression.
  • Horror movies are enjoyed because the people on screen getting killed deserve it.
  • Cultural historian David Skal has argued that horror films simply reflect our societal fears.