Life marches on whether or not you’re paying attention. It’s easy to forget about relationships when we’re career-focused.The death of a loved one or the breakdown of a relationship often remind us that we’ve been missing out on what’s important. What would happen if we could control time so that we could be more thoughtful and attentive?
You Might feel like You Need an Universal Remote
Click (2006), featuring Adam Sandler, Kate Beckinsale, and Christopher Walken, examines what would happen if you had a universal remote that could control the universe. Sandler plays an inattentive father and husband with workaholic tendencies.
He enjoys using the remote to pause and rewind life. The only problem is that nobody can truly control time.
You Don’t Need a Remote to Take Control
Like Michael, we may want to pause our lives, but we need to strive for balance. Work is important, but it can’t be our top priority. Money can’t buy time with family.
Time with our loved ones is priceless, and it’s often what they need from us most. If you fail at work, you can always improve in the future. Failing your family and neglecting yourself is harder to correct.
Tomorrow isn’t guaranteed. Don’t squander the precious time you have with the people you love. Take care of your body so that you can live healthily and happily.
Click Was a Wake-up Call
I related to Michael’s struggle to balance his career and personal life. After watching Click, I recognized how imbalanced my life was. Of course, I need to succeed at work to pay my bills and make a meaningful contribution to society, but I can’t live and die at my desk. After watching this, I decided that I need to prioritize spending time with my partner and parents over my work.
Click gets 4 out of 5 stars for reminding me to savor moments with my family.
In this fast-paced world, it’s easy to forget what matters the most. Watch Click and remember to cherish the time you spend with the people you love.
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