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50 First Dates--The Movie and Conclusion!

Updated on April 17, 2012

The Movie

I am referring my article to the movie, " 50 first dates" which had a cast of Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore among many other incredible actors.

I was delighted to see the character of Lucy Whitmore who suffers from short-term memory. Each day she lives her day as it comes along and then the next day, she starts fresh again no matter how her previous day was. Isn’t that amazing?

She has no hang-ups from her previous day and no memory of who said what and to whom. Each day she begins as a new day as if it is the FIRST day of her life. We say that she "suffers" from short-term memory but I think she is lucky and is in no way "suffering."

Something to ponder upon

Life sure is short for most of us and we have a list of things to do before we say Adios. People work ~10 hours, in a day and are so tired physically by the end of the day that when they go to bed, the mind does not allow them to sleep since then, at that time the mind becomes active and makes us go wild with imaginations and ideas of who said what and how it will influence their lives. All the negativism makes their mind tired although the body is resting. The next day, the body is all set to take up another long day of work but the mind is tired. That leads to irritation since we are not alert to take on the challenges of our present day.

We all play this kind of role sometime or the other in our lives and eventually our mind will tire out the body, which can lead to many physical illnesses.

Why do we do it?

What do we get out of it?

Does making our mind run wild solve our problems?


Got a Solution?

We should all take ONE day at a time. Since most of us are "Healthy” and do not suffer from short-term memory loss, we will always have our thoughts the next day so, why then make our nights dreadful by thinking about them. The Almighty has given us Night/darkness to switch off our batteries and shut off for a couple of hours then why not avail of it?

Just as the Sun shines next day morning with a new date, a new month and a new year which has never been repeated WHY can't we also get up with that motive, a new beginning each day. That will restore our mind and our life. Each day when we look at the calendar or our planner we should think about our selves rather than the deadlines to meet. Just as the calendar never looks back, we should ALWAYS look ahead and stay positive on our thoughts. That feeling will give us a new outlook on life and we will be able to come up with solutions to our problems rather than going round and round about it.

Give it a break and this break will help us break our problems!!


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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Hi Shasta

      I am glad you liked the above and agree with the take home lesson :) thank you!!

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Hi vinaya

      Yes, I agree with you about the actors. I am glad you agre with my interpretation and like it. That you:)

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Hi cebutouristspot,

      I am glad you like the movie. Cheers!

      Hi alisha4u

      Glad you liked the movie :)

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      Shasta Matova 5 years ago from USA

      It was a great movie, and you have pointed out some great lessons we can take away from the movie.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      Adam Sandler is one of the funniest Hollywood guys and Drew Barrymore is one of the most beautiful Hollywood beauties. I had watched this move a long time ago and I still it quite nicely. I enjoyed reading your interpretation of the situations in the movie.

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      alisha4u 5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      It's a great movie... I still watch it whenever it is on TV.

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      cebutouristspot 5 years ago from Cebu

      I had a blast watching this movie. in fact I watch it a couple more times. To all the guys out there this is a good date movie :D. I love drew in this movie specially the ending when they were on the boat

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Hi Janet,

      Yes, I think it would be of great importance if we could rule out our past and begin each day with a fresh start.

      Thanks and apologize for the delay in replying.

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      Janet 6 years ago

      haha...never realized the importance of short memory until now. but you have a sure would be good to a certain extent...thanks for highlighting this part for all of us to think about!