Foreign Friday: 3 Idiots

“Follow your passion, and success will follow you.” – Arthur Buddhold

In the world today, everything seems both possible and impossible. Anyone can record songs, make films, write novels because of [things] such as iTunes, YouTube, and Amazon. We no longer need to go through big companies. We can do this on our own. Because of this, there are more people than ever singing, acting, writing, etc. That’s why it sometimes feels impossible.

That’s where this movie (one of my absolute favorite Bollywood movies) comes in as a reminder to stop focusing on success and just follow your passions. It happens to me quite a bit: I worry about whether or not I can make anything of myself with my writing.

But then I ask myself why I write. The answer is simple: I write because I love it. I write because I can’t NOT write.

This movie captures that feeling beautifully. If you haven’t seen it–even if you don’t usually watch Bollywood films, I’d recommend it. You can find it on Netflix (although not on Instant Watch, unfortunately).

Foreign Friday is an introduction to Indian and Korean culture in honor of my YA contemporary novel (tentatively titled) Shadows Fall Behind.


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