“The Good Lie” is a movie about the struggle of south Sudan children, victims, refugees…people. What struggle? Watch the movie; you’ll see. I had no idea either. This movie took me from making jibes about Reece-with-her-spoon, to wanting to give away everything I own to help homeless victims of war. It humbled me to see what these people had to go through: houses burned to the ground, families murdered, and siblings separated by bureaucracy.
This movie impressed me because I could see what differences in culture can do to relationships. I feel spoiled yet jealous, spoiled because of my wealth, jealous because I want to live in a world where my neighbors and family know my name, where values matter, where honor is worth more than employment. What have I learned from this movie? Be not only tolerant but learn about other people. Assimilate their good character into my life. “Misunderstanding is the prelude to offense” -James E. Talmage, Jesus The Christ.