Groundhog Day

Have you ever seen Groundhog Day? It stars Billy Murray, and is about a man who is stuck living the same day over and over again for an undistinguishable amount of time. Simon Gallagher is an active contributor to a blog called “obsessed with film,” And, in it he dissects the film and through careful observation, he determines Murray relives the same day for just under 34 years.

Could you imagine living yesterday over and over again for 34 years? For some that probably doesn’t sound so bad and for others I bet it is like hell … but that’s not the point I’m trying to make. What needs to be observed here is that during these 34 years in Limbo, Bill doesn’t do the same thing every day.  He continually takes advantage of this situation and dedicates his time into acquiring new traits, new skills, learning intimate details about people, going out and doing great things, saving lives and by the end of the process he has become such a more amazing human being than when he started out as.

Sometimes after you get to college the days start to blend and really when you grow up you realize that every day is essentially the same, and the weekends don’t hold as much gravity as when you were a child because you have work and projects. You lose track of the days and weeks can seem like a blur. When that happens you need to take account and do something about it; whether it’s going to work out, going out with friends, driving 20 minutes up the road and learning how to glass blow, driving six hours up the road and getting a hamburger at Niagara falls or just take the time to call some people from back home.

When you go to college you lose a lot of that structured life from high school, and it’s up to you to format your life. Don’t just let it roll by day after day after day. Do something distinguishable. Grow. Grow. Grow.


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