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It’s Not a Good Day to be a Bad Dad

Is there ever a good day to be a bad dad?


Short answer… um no.


But here is a somewhat unrelated longer answer…


This ‘quote-ish’ took me back to 1994 and the beginning of my obsession with “The Crow.”


What was it about this movie thematic that resonated with me?


This fantasy follows Eric Draven (Brandon Lee), a rock musician who is murdered along with his fiancée, Shelly, by a group of marauding thugs who terrorise the decaying city in which they live. One year to the day after his death (which happens to be Devil's Night), a mystical crow appears at Eric's grave; Eric rises from the dead and, with the bird as his guide, goes on a mission to avenge his and his fiancés death.


The Theme of the film? Naturally…


-Righting a wrong

-Gooding a Bad (BTW “Gooding” is totally a word)

-Yin-ing a Yang (so is Yining)


So then it got me thinking… this whole Good Dad Bad Dad thing is totally a natural evolution for my thematic penchant for good vs evil.


Thank you for allowing me a quick moment to do a quick dive into my psyche.


I have a quick exercise for you too. No need to share your answers but feel free to;


1. Think of your favourite movie

2. What are the core theme/s of that movie

3. Now think of another movie you love.

4. Have a think about the themes in that movie too.


I have found that when I do a cross check on my top 3-5 movies there are a few recurring themes that come up for me. These themes form your personal thematic. And start to tell a story about who you are.


So the next time someone is asking you what your favourite movies are - perhaps they are really asking. Who are you? What’s your story? How can I find out more about who you are and how you perceive the world?

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