April 3, 2015

Where There Is A Will, There Is A Way: 27 Dresses (2008)

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There is nothing quite like the human spirit, right? No matter what you're going through now or where you've been in your past, you are where you are today because of your will to be here. But wait, it gets better.

The best part is that you can will yourself into a different, better circumstance in the present too. Say, for example, you've always wanted to start a clothing line because you have a knack for designing clothes. If you've actively always seized opportunities to realize that dream of yours, then for sure it will indeed happen one day. Preparation will in fact meet opportunity; but only if you keep at it. Sorry, but laziness won't get you your clothing line. Speaking of clothing, 27 Dresses (2008) is a great example of the lesson: where there is a will, there is a way. 

In the movie 27 Dresses (2008), Jane Nichols (Katherine Heigl) is a hopeless romantic who managed to accumulate twenty-seven bridesmaid dresses after attending the weddings of friends and acquaintances. Although she was initially quite happy assisting others with their "big day," the more weddings she attended, the more she was reminded about what was missing in her own life. Lucky for her, where there is a will, there is a way. In her case, she wanted to find someone special to share her life with. By focusing so much on other people's romantic lives and all things romantic, what she didn't realize was that she was willing that very thing into her own life; and by the end of the movie she was the one getting married.

On the surface, this movie is a standard romantic comedy with a typical Hollywood ending. However, on a subsurface level there is a deeper, more powerful implication for us all to live a more fulfilling life. Specifically, by focusing on and working towards anything that we desire, we can will whatever we want into our lives. Remember the clothing line example. We can have whatever we desire, because where there is a will, there is always a way.

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