Is there a book or film that changed your life?


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Corey The Goofyhawk Profile

I always knew their job was tough, but after watching movies like Act Of Valor and Lone Survivor, I have a new appreciation for the brave men and women of our country's military. Good luck.

David Shabazi Profile
David Shabazi answered

The movie "Heat" in 1995 really had an impact.

It didn't really change my life, but it opened my eyes quite a bit, because I started thinking how the main characters in the movie were able to plan out everything so strategically and thoroughly that they were ahead of the game, and for a long time too.

A group of heisters set out their plan and considered all factors that could hinder them in their path, like hidden security cameras in certain areas in stores/banks, and an easy way of escape in case the front door is crowded by cops (like using C4 on a wall). It gets really complicated but you should check out the movie, because it's awesome!

And no, I'm not about to go out and rob a bank. But it made me think - it really IS possible to plan out things ahead of time and be ahead of the game so much to the point where you feel as if you have power and control over your life, and you have a backup plan for when things could go wrong. I have to learn to do that with everyday obstacles.

Soul Fly Profile
Soul Fly answered

Not a book, or a movie but an album.

Tool  - Lateralus

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Rooster Cogburn , Rooster Cogburn, answered

I guess after I read : The Hagakure , that I changed my thoughts on life and death. The full version, not the shortened one. I live by that book now and have for over forty years.

Charles Davis Profile
Charles Davis answered

I read a book in my early 20's, it was called "The history of western civilization". It was the first book that completely changed my outlook on life, you could say it started my path to atheism.

DDX Project Profile
DDX Project answered


  • The Brothers Karamozav - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Meditations - Marcus Aurelius (When the Emperor of Rome writes a book, YOU READ IT)
  • The Greatest Salesman in The World - OG Mandino
  • As a Man Thinketh - James Allen
  • The Richest Man in Babylon - George Clason
  • The Power of Habit - Charles Duhigg
  • The Catcher in the Rye - J.D Salinger

Sunshine Shelly Profile
Sunshine Shelly answered

Book's, plural. "Way of the Peaceful Warrior", "How to Win Friend and Influence People, "Speaker for the Dead", "Lies My Teacher Told Me"

Cindee Forks Profile
Cindee Forks answered

Under The Mesquite by Guadalupe Garcia McCall

Not only do I love the way Guadalupe used her words, but the way that her childhood story made me compare it to my own life. It's like a guide to me, a guide that reminds me where I am from and how to move on when conflict blocks my way while growing up.

Heaven is For Real by Todd Burpo

I don't know if you believe in a Heaven, but I surely do, and after reading this book I've been fascinated by the idea of God's Heaven as Colten described it.

Harry Potter Books by J.K Rowling

Rowling's books are truly filled with magic. The Harry Potter books have changed me by making me look at life in a new perspective. I loved the way Rowling portrayed Harry as a brave boy and how his selflessness grew through out the books, it's taught me that fear will always be there, but you have to know a way to fight it, and in Harry's case, it was love. Cheesy, but true.

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