Why Watch Sad Movies | Storytelling Ideas

Why Watch Sad Movies | Storytelling Ideas


sit down mr. Anderson this is your final warning Anderson my captain my captain miss newsreader Thank You boys thank you that’s the Dead Poets Society it’s one
of the first movies to ever make me cry and since then I’ve always had this love
for sad movies I didn’t understand it for the longest time I thought people
were supposed to like comedies or action movies or superhero movies movies that
are uplifting and make you feel like inspired to do something more so when
people ask me what type of movies I like it didn’t know what to say for a while I
couldn’t just say I like movies that make you feel sad that was a weird thing
to say especially in like a social environment people are gonna think I’m
depressed so I would say things like I really liked the movie Mystic River just
as a benchmark just to engage how they respond to that most often they’ll say I
haven’t seen it in which case I’ll say well that’s the movie Sean Penn won an
Oscar for and then segue away from that since then I have recommended many many
sad movies to people recommend a lot of static shows – this is us is probably
one of my favorite shows on television right now I don’t watch that many TV
shows or movies these days so have to be strategic with what I watched I have to
watch something that would take me out of my current state this is idea that
happiness is a good feeling and sadness is a bad feeling fear is bad feeling
and anger is a bad feeling I don’t really think that way I don’t think
there’s anything that’s a bad feeling I think there’s just feelings what I think
is important is understanding your natural state your normal emotions the
day-to-day feelings that you have it’s good to understand okay during the
course of the week what feelings is most prominent for me I’m somewhere between
anger and happiness those are my two feelings that is me so what I’m looking
for entertainment I’m looking for entertainment that could take me out of
that state to help me feel something different and now I’m gonna say
something that kind of humble braggy but I feel like most people can relate we
live a pretty awesome life the fact that our most natural feelings are slight
anger and happiness that is fantastic that is such a privilege that we don’t
have to live our life with our baseline feeling as fear and that is why horror
movies are so popular but sad movies that’s a whole nother piece right that’s
a whole nother thing because if you like a horror movie people think like yeah
people like roller coasters but if you like a sad movie it’s like what do you
like going to the cemetery so just talking to some of my friends and
thinking about the idea of why do I enjoy sad movie so much why do I like it
so much because sad things are gonna happen so you have to prepare yourself
emotionally so that is why I watch sad movies just to help me picture it in my
head I drew this triangle with a circle inside so the circle is me it’s pretty
much me in my natural state and inside I put anger justice by natural state day
to day I could get angry it’s not a bad thing it’s not a good thing that’s just
my natural state but I’m also pretty close to happiness always making myself
happy is super easy I buy a burger to eat the
burger I’m super happy I finish my work finally and I’m like ah yeah I’m super
happy I crack open a beer I’m happy I’m reading a book I’m happy I’m making this
video right now I’m very very happy and fear is not that uncommon as well fear
is in the other corner right beside the circle on the other side and fear
happens all the time I live in a big city so fear can just be like a guy on
the street shouting beside me that happens pretty often but sadness sadness
is as I said something that is in fact not that common in day to day life I
don’t get to feel sad in day to day life I’m very lucky that way I’m very
sheltered that that I don’t have to deal with it I know
that so that’s why I watch sad movies sadness is all the way up in the top
corner sadness requires me to actually go to it and it’s not always appropriate
to take other people on the sadness journey with you it’s like you’re having
a conversation you don’t necessarily want to talk about something sad and
printing your company into this melancholy place I get why people don’t
want to watch sad movies and that’s because their emotional triangle is it’s
different from mine maybe they feel sadness more frequently than I do maybe
they live with sadness maybe sadness is their emotional circle
and they live in that corner and happiness is something that is harder
for them to get to the brilliant thing about entertainment that way is escapism
and I think the better you can understand your emotional triangle the
better you would be a finding content that really takes you away and that’s
something I’m trying to understand in myself
that’s something that it’s important to think about anytime you make something
what is the emotional state of my audience because someone who’s looking
to be happy the Sun want a piece of sad content so
this is a weird roundabout way to say that I don’t get to feel sad that often
and that is why I need sad movies and maybe a hug thank you for watching and I
hope this video helps you understand why some people like sad movies some people
like happy movies and maybe understand a bit more about your own emotional state
I’m definitely not an expert on emotions I can only talk about how I relate to
them so I hope it helps anyways I’m Elliot Chan I’m a writer
content creator and this channel is all about helping writers content creators
start a project finish a project or just be inspired I’ll talk to you soon you

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