CLOUD ATLAS - 5 Movies That Changed My Life

Movie Poster for the film Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas is an important film to me.

It is several stories, set over several different time periods (spanning thousands of years).

Each of the stories is inspired by the previous story.

For me it is a powerful reminder that nothing that we do for good, no matter how small it may seem, is wasted.

That each act is tied together with all other acts of kindness.

As someone who tries to live ethically and environmentally conscious, the answer that i hear so often in response to my life is "as one person, your little bit won't make a difference". In other words, for every bit you recycle, millions more tons end up in landfill, for every bit of green energy you use, millions more KW of energy are fossil fueled. 

But Cloud Atlas shows that our small actions reverberate throughout eternity.

The films ends with one such conversation. A father in law states to his son in law "No matter what you do, it will never amount to anything more than a single drop in a limitless ocean", and the son in law replies "What is an ocean but a multitude of drops"

May we be those that understand the importance of our small actions. May we be those that are not discouraged in our journey to care, and may we be those that put drops of kindness into an ocean of indifference.

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