When the wind blows is probably the most heartbreaking movie I’ve seen in my life. I was maybe 4 or 5 years old when I saw it and it made such a huge impact on me, I refused to remember the title for years, to a point where I almost forgot it even existed. It has stuck with me all these years, though, and I’m pretty convinced, in some way, it made me become the person I am today. I remember feeling deeply sad, lost and confused for days. Months. Years. I’ll always thank my parents for letting me watch it at such a young age, instead of just turning the TV off and sparing the trouble –for them and for me. They sat by my side as I witnessed how cruel the world could be. It made me stronger, more aware of things and more sensitive about other people’s pain. Which is a great first step to avoid becoming a selfish idiot.
Don’t keep your kids from seeing how things work: just guide them through the process, be there for them, let them know they can make a difference. Don’t lock them in a cage full of ponies, rainbows and glitter: take their hand and explore together. Let them hit the ground, swiftly. But let them fall, or they won’t ever understand how hard rising from the ground is.

When the wind blows is probably the most heartbreaking movie I’ve seen in my life. I was maybe 4 or 5 years old when I saw it and it made such a huge impact on me, I refused to remember the title for years, to a point where I almost forgot it even existed. It has stuck with me all these years, though, and I’m pretty convinced, in some way, it made me become the person I am today. I remember feeling deeply sad, lost and confused for days. Months. Years. I’ll always thank my parents for letting me watch it at such a young age, instead of just turning the TV off and sparing the trouble –for them and for me. They sat by my side as I witnessed how cruel the world could be. It made me stronger, more aware of things and more sensitive about other people’s pain. Which is a great first step to avoid becoming a selfish idiot.

Don’t keep your kids from seeing how things work: just guide them through the process, be there for them, let them know they can make a difference. Don’t lock them in a cage full of ponies, rainbows and glitter: take their hand and explore together. Let them hit the ground, swiftly. But let them fall, or they won’t ever understand how hard rising from the ground is.

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  11. hcisthat ha dicho: Beautiful and sensible thoughts. No idea this movie existed. Maybe I can rediscover the lesson at my twenties :)
  12. tradutora ha dicho: What a beautiful post, Nieves! I don´t think I ever saw this movie, but I´ll make sure to watch it. And I am glad to know you have such great parents. xxx
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