Monday, March 30, 2009

What Women Want

I am not only going to confess that I watched Mel Gibson's "What Women Want" (2000) last night I'm also going to let it all out and say I would probably recommend it to those who haven't seen it. 

Once you get past the OBVIOUS that the title itself is a nonsensical statement (as nobody in there right mind really does knows what women want) and start watching the movie it is obvious that this movie was written by a woman...and I'm not looking it up so if actually was written by man he is my new hero. As I laid there on my couch watching what I was sure going to be another ridiculous chick flick I couldn't turn it off. The movie does not harp on the falsehood of the impossible (understanding what women want) and instead delves into the communications/relationship model as a whole.

Relationships with friends, families and of course the people that we just casually see on the street everyday; just because we may not know their name(s) doesn't mean an interaction doesn't occur of some sort (twitter/facebook/myspace/TV/newspaper/radio etc).

The movie made me further realize the importance of taking notice on the people that make up your day-to-day life. It's up to me to try and listen to what they're trying to say (or what they want to say). 

"But behavior in the human being is sometimes a defense, a way of concealing motives and thoughts, as language can be a way of hiding your thoughts and preventing communication." -Abraham Maslow

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