Mar 24, 2017

Afraid of Missing Out or Afraid I'm Not Good Enough?

"Aren't you afraid that you'll miss out on something good?"

That's the general reaction that I get when I tell others that I don't watch R-rated movies. Some wonder why I would willingly forsake any potential pleasure in life. Others believe some R-rated movies may include content needed for history or culture to be portrayed accurately. Such content is not always PG.

For example, Schindler's List takes place during the Holocaust and The King's Speech features a lengthy scene filled with cuss words. However, both films feature uplifting messages. Aren't these movies worth seeing?

Why not keep myself open to determining whether a movie is worth seeing on a case-to-case basis? Why set boundaries in the first place?