5 Reasons Why We Love Dead Poets Society

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Tennessee has long been home to many great educators.  In fact many people do not know this, but the movie Dead Poets Society is based on the lives of two teachers at Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, Tennessee.

Dead Poets Society makes extensive use of literature.  Shakespeare, Robert Frost, Alfred Lord Tennyson, and Lord Byron, Walt Whitman, Henry David Thoreau, and even Vachel Lindsay gets a mention.

There are 5 ideas in the movie we can all learn from:

  1. No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.
  2. You must strive to find your own voice.  Because the longer you wait to begin, the less likely you are to find it at all.
  3. This is a battle, a war, and the causalities could be your hearts and souls.
  4. Sucking the marrow out of life doesn’t mean choking on the bone.
  5. Carpe diem. Seize the Day.  Make your lives…

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