Rejection

Why is it when we get rejected we feel so much pain? It’s like to losing an arm or a limb. We blame ourselves what has happened. I have a theory. You go through two phases. One phase, you get redirected and believe for a moment that you are better off without that ‘particular’ person. You generalise and believe it (by repeating it to your self like a mantra) that you are better without.

Phase two, you keep doing it again. Keep on getting rejected. It could be by the opposite gender. It could be a job interview. It could be many things. You just keep doing it again. Like a lesson which has been unlearned. Until you have learnt the lesson.

You just can’t win. Why can’t we see the bigger picture?

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Finally watched the phenomenon cinematic masterpiece: Schindler’s List..

I finished watching a beautiful and very sad film called “The Schindler’s List” stars Liam Neeson (Oskar Schindler), Ben Kingsley (IIzhak Stein), Ralph Fiennes (Amon Goeth).  I cannot believe I did not cry.  This film was directed by Steven Spielberg.  An excellent producer.  I have never seen this film, until today.  I have heard so much appreciation and good recommendations about this film.  Great reviews.  It is one of the most honoured films of all time.  I was completely blown away.  

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It is a true story about a man, Oskar Schindler,a member of the Nazi Party, a womaniser, a business man, a way profiteer.  A humanitarian.. This man saved lives.  More than 1000 Jewish people during the Holocaust.  This man made a difference.  It is so profound.  I feel like have learnt so much.  

When I was in year 9 at school, just before starting my GCSEs, we were meant to learn about Hitler and The Holocaust.  The teacher who was a substitute did not teach us this subject.  He was like, ‘Oh you know this topic in History.’  I was annoyed and angry, i remember.  It was the last topic on our agenda, in our last term before the summer holidays began and before our GSCEs began.  I wanted to learn.  I protested and I was ignored.  It’s crazy, now that I have grown up, I feel it is still an area of my history that I don’t know much about.  I learn through films like “Schindler’s List”, “The Counterfeits”, books like “The Boy in Striped Pyjamas” by John Boyne.  

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