Pep-Talk Viral Video: Life Lessons From Films in Seven Minutes

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Seven minutes. Forty movies. Life lessons learned. What could be easier?

We all know that “life is a box of chocolates,” or that we should “get busy living,” and, of course, that “the force will be with you, always,” but wouldn’t it be useful to have the most inspiring comments from the history of cinema in one convenient place? Wonder no more.

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Derek Stettler has put together clips from 39 iconic movies (and, er, Michael starring John Travolta) and compiled a mash-up of “reel wisdom.” And so we get the likes of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Star Wars (actually, there’s a little too much Star Wars), The Shawshank Redemption and Dead Poets Society generally making us better people and giving us hope for a brighter future.

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NewsFeed intends to watch this at the start of each day, and repeat the positive vibes to everyone we encounter. And then one day, someone will follow us around with a camera and show the world our reciting these seven minutes worth of inspirational quotes. The circle of life (as The Lion King tells us) will be complete and surely an end to war, famine and poverty will be but a YouTube clip away. (via Alltop)