All you need to learn in life you can learn from watching "A Bronx Tale."
Okay, maybe that is a bit of a stretch.
I know this is a music blog, but on a couple of occasions (HERE and HERE), I have participated in blogfests listing my favorite movies.
One movie that always makes the cut is 1993’s A Bronx Tale, starring Robert DeNiro in his directorial debut and featuring/written by Chazz Palminteri.
This excellent film opens with the sounds of romance in the Bronx (“Marie! Get in the f*&king car!”). There are a few violent scenes, but mostly the story is about a boy who is drawn to the local gangster against the wishes of his bus-driver father.
I also love the film because of all the important life lessons contained within. You may think I say this in jest, but all you need to know in life, you can learn from watching this film.
And I am going to prove it.
Today continues a series of posts describing the valuable lessons contained in the film.
“The saddest thing in life is wasted talent, and the choices that you make will shape your life forever.”
Lesson 7: Don’t Worry What Other People Think
Colagero and Lorenzo share a love for the Yankees.
One day Sonny asks C why he cares about Mickey Mantle, when Mickey Mantle doesn't care about him.
Sonny tells C that nobody cares about anyone but themselves.
And while in life we should not take this to the point of being hurtful to others, it is a good lesson to be true to yourself.
You should do what you want with being obsessed with other people's opinion.
Take care of yourself. No one else will.