I finally had the time to watch "Like Stars on Earth Every Child is Special". This movie was recommended to me back then by my three friends. They gave me the impression that it is a must-watch movie, but it took me ages before finally watching it. And upon watching... the rest is history. It just made a mark on me.
The movie talks about a boy, who struggles from catching up with his school lessons. He has been labeled lazy, dumb, stupid, and any other harsh adjectives there is that can be associated with his poor performance in school. But amidst his poor academic state, he stands with a gift. He has the gift of imagination, which allows him to see a world that is completely different from the world seen by ordinary people.
He is a talented boy, but people doesn't see his worth. Everyone, including his parents, were blinded by things set forth by norms. And this poor boy continuously lose his confidence until a new art professor stepped in and started noticing his struggle. This art professor took time understanding him, started caring for him, and began transforming him into what he should become. At the end of the story, that poor worthless boy became worthy to the eyes of everyone. Such a success story to end.
This movie made liter of tears came out from my eyes. It is such a masterpiece to begin with and it gave me the time to rethink things all over again. This movie gave me the chance to look back to my younger years and contemplate on how I struggled with my earlier academic life; it gave me the opportunity to appreciate the people around me, who have greatly contributed to my character and belief; and it gave me the perfect reason to continue my advocacy and to bring that advocacy to the next level. Truly, this movie is an eye-opener, which everyone should take time watching.
If I will be asked to end this post by giving a simple thought that would give justice to this movie, it would be something like this:
Let's stop looking and start seeing.
Let's not look for something that's not there. Instead, let's start seeing things that we often neglect. Let's start seeing those gifts hiding in each and every individual; let's start realizing their true worth; let's start appreciating their gifts; and let's start seeing them as a new and valuable people. And at the end of the day, we will realize that these people are special and we need them for us to see how beautiful this world is.