Thursday, April 30, 2009
Posted by: andrew william, 30-Apr-2009I thought it was one of the funniest shows I have seen this year. I loved the final part of the movie especially when he gets clothing donation. For those who have not seen this movie, Jim Carey plays a bachelor role of which his mundane everyday life is controlled by the basic word “ No”.
He goes for a seminar that encourages him to say “ Yes,” to practically everything and that he had to make a covenant with himself to say yes or something bad might happen.
My friend helped fix a major e mail problem for me. He was kind enough to say, "Yes, I will help you". God bless his soul!
A whole range of adventure starts for him. He saves someone from committing suicide, meets and falls in love, helps the destitute and so forth. Towards the end of the movie, it begins to backfire because he says yes to everything.
I must agree I was a “yes man,” in my early childhood. Its not that I have become a “no man” now, but my “no's” are a lot lesser than my “yeses”. I found by using the word “ Yes”, I have helped so many people. I would say no, only if its absolutely out of my way, like for example this foreign guy whom I did not know, came to my car window at the car park and requested for a lift, which I said “ No”. I mean I would be a fool to accommodate someone I don’t know at all.
Towards the end of the movie, Jim Carey learns from the guru that you don’t have to say “yes,” to everything. Only the things you want to do. By using the word yes, you open a whole lot of possibilities that you would not have known otherwise.
Why no try to use the word yes a little more often than usual if you feel your life is getting into a mundane routine. Maybe yes, to helping a friend baby-sit, yes to sky diving, yes to a short holiday. It will do you a lot of good. But remember, an ancient wise saying goes like this, “ Let your yes be yes and your no be no. Which simply means, say yes or no only when you mean it in your heart.