It's a wonderful life
Life is not always easy, in fact often it's downright hard. Life is also unfair for many people. We as human beings are capable of great things like love compassion kindness and empathy for others. On the other hand we as human beings are also capable of the opposite to those things like cruelty unkindness greed etc.
I recently read a post about a film called "3 DAYS" by @julieo and although i haven't viewed the film yet, ( I will soon)
It reminded me of a film iv'e seen a few times in the past called "A Wonderful Life" an old black and white film made in 1946 with James Stewart playing the role of George Baily. This film in my opinion is a tour de force in showing the above stated qualities and negatives that we have as humans. I first saw this film when i was about 11 years old. Back then as a family we would all huddle up together in front of that old black and white tv on a Sunday afternoon and watch the Sunday Matinee. In those days back in the 1960s it was usually an old black and white film and mostly american. Since that time i've watched "A Wonderful Life" quite a few times. The film focuses on George Baily a decent kind man, faced with problems not of his doing George, knowing that in money terms he is worth more dead than alive, contemplates suicide, however he is distracted at the time he is about to throw himself of a bridge into a river by an Angel, Clarence. George tells Clarence that he wished he had never been born. Clarence grants him that wish. George sees how it would have been if he had never been born. I'ts a touching story and a great Christmassy happy ending. Watching this old classic can be uplifting and restore belief in the nicer sides to our human nature. For those that are interested here's just a short clip of the film.