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Why I Love the Movie Boyhood and How It Relates to DePaul

​I feel as if I am a very critical person. When it comes to movies, however, I am very easily amused. As long as it has a good story line, I will usually leave the movie and feel that I got the leisure time I wanted. As all people, I have some movies that I love and that truly speak to me. One of those movies on my shortlist is Boyhood. It brought out a whole plethora of emotions and thoughts. This movie relates to a lot of things that DePaul students face and, without me spoiling the movie, I would like to share them with you:
  1. At a university, you are going to meet a ton of new people. Remember, you don’t know that person’s life just by looking at them.

This is a common flaw that so many people make. Don’t act as if you know someone well that you have just heard speak once. Let them share their story and listen with open ears.

   2. Experiences are what you make of them.

DePaul is going to offer you many experiences. Take advantage of them. Some will teach you amazing lessons and some will just make you angry (like when you get a C in a class). It is important that you reflect on and learn from your experiences.
“Service without reflection is just work” –St. Vincent DePaul

   3. It is okay to not know what you want to do.

Honestly, very few people know what they truly want to do in their twenties. Sure, a person may have a direction but this does not mean that they actually know. Go into college with an open mind. DePaul does not discriminate against those who are undecided. Chicago is a fantastic place to find out what you want to do.

Even though I don’t feel that this blog was the best plug for the movie, go watch Boyhood. I hope you like it as much as I did.

Watch the trailer for Boyhood below!