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Say Yes More 
22nd-Jan-2009 06:13 am
slanty, martha
I saw and enjoyed the movie The Yes Man, though I think I would have liked it better if it had starred Jack Black, as origially planned, rather than Jim Carrey. I saw in the credits that it was based on a book. I find that if I like a book, I might or might not like a movie based on it, but if I like a movie that's based on a book, I pretty much always like the book, too (OTOH, novelizations of movies always suck), so I read the book The Yes Man. Turns out it claims to be a true story, though I'm sure the author embellished the truth quite a lot. The story is about what happens when the author decides he will say yes to any suggestion anyone makes, to see where it leads him. It's basically a silly romantic comedy, but it's also sort of inspiring. While I'm not about to decide to say yes to everything, it does leave me feeling I should try saying yes more often.
22nd-Jan-2009 02:54 pm (UTC)
It's an interesting thing - for many people the suggested technique for improving quality of life is to say *no* more often - don't serve on a committee that you feel is draining you for little reward, don't knock yourself out making a fancy Christmas celebration if a little one would make you just as happy, etc. Now that I'm thinking about it, the say no advice is usually aimed at harried women, who might be thought to do more for other people than for themselves. hmm.
22nd-Jan-2009 05:58 pm (UTC)
Can I have some money?
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