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Making difficult decisions is a part of life
We face decisions everyday, we decide what to wear in the morning, what to eat for breakfast, how to get to school, the list goes on and on. But sometimes we have to make decisions that mean a lot more, that have consequences no matter what you choose and that can effect the people around you. In this text I am going to present two films where the characters have hard decisions to make.
Billy Elliot is a film about Billy, an 11-year-old boy who lives with his father, brother and Nan (grandmother). The film takes place in “Everington” in the UK, from 1984 to 1985 which was in the middle of the UK miners strike. The main conflict of the film is that Billy wants…show more content…
He manages to convince his his father that they will find another way to pay for the school, and so Billy´s father goes back with his son to continue the strike.
This is a very powerful scene in the film. You can see how much pain Billy´s father is in, he really feels rotten for betraying all his friends and colleagues. When Tony begs his father not to go, you can see how hard it is on him, so you really do understand him when he decides not to go. In the end they manage to scrape the money together, all the miners on strike pitch in so that Billy´s father wont have to go back to work. But I imagine that if they had not found another way, Billy´s father would have gone down to the Pit to get the money for Billy. No matter how hard it would have been for him.
Moulin Rouge is a film about Satine, a prostitute who works at The Moulin Rouge in Paris. Her dream is to get out of the place, but she has no money and has no option but to work there. That is until she meets The Duke. A wealthy and powerful man who is willing to pay for her to become an actress and turn The Moulin Rouge into a theatre, if he can have her as his own. She would have leapt at the opportunity at once, had it not been for Christian, who she fell in love with after her agreement with The Duke. She knows that if she leaves with Christian, she will betray all her friends at The Moulin Rouge by leaving them with nothing, but she also knows that
Decision-making is no easy task. Big decisions like choosing a college can leave you feeling overwhelmed and anxious. Luckily, there are a few strategies you can use to ease the stress and feel good about your choice.
Here are five ways to help eliminate anxiety and tackle major decisions.
Take time to think it through
Take time to reflect and think about what you want. A big decision is something that shouldn’t be rushed. If you take the time to think upfront about how to make a difficult decision, you’ll be more prepared when it comes to making a final choice. Take a step back and ask yourself the following questions:
- Why am I making this choice?
- How will this affect me in both the short and long-term?
- Does this align with my personal values?
- Am I making this decision for myself or for others?
- How will my decision impact others?
- Will I regret this in the future?
Give yourself a break
Go for a run, take a nap or meditate – let your mind relax. It’s good to think hard about difficult choices, but don’t overdo it. Overanalyzing can make any decision a more confusing and stressful process.
Consider your options
Write out a list of pros and cons. Collecting your thoughts and seeing the big picture with each option spelled out can help you make a well-informed decision.
Talk it through with others
Talk to people you trust, like family and friends, who will give you an honest answer. A fresh perspective can help you see difficult decisions from a different angle.
Listen to your gut
It might sound scary, but research suggests that intuition serves you well. Listening to your gut can help you make decisions that are more in line with your values. Just be careful not to confuse intuition with wishful thinking.
Trust yourself and move forward
Once you make a decision, avoid dwelling on it. Let go of any fears you have and know that there is no “perfect” choice. Be confident with your decision and move forward.
With an important college decision on the horizon, your senior year will be filled with difficult choices to make. Since your college choice will affect you for the next four years, most students don’t take this decision lightly. By following these tips, you can tackle these and any tough decision that comes your way.