A Beautiful Mind – Movie Take Home Messages

A movie about the inspiring true story of John Nash, Nobel prize winner, genius mathematician, who suffered from paranoid schizophrenia. It tells the story of his challenges, and how his wife helped him pull through, finding himself, finding how to cope with his illness and make a meaningful contribution in life.


-Follow your dream
-You can participate and contribute to the community if your excellence
-Your work is art no matter what they say
-You must deal with your limitations/your illness
-Don’t let your limitations keep you from being involved in the community of your excellence.
-Help those who suffers to find solutions that work for them in a way they are comfortable with so they don’t feel they are compromising their gifts and their ability to contribute.
-Your method of problem-solving is how you need to solve your problems despite experts coming in telling you to do it their way. Confess that you have a problem get a grip on what your problems are and start working on them before they get out of control, and your constrained to have others force you to do it their way.
-Sometimes there are multiple correct solutions to a problem.
-You must identify to discern between illusion and reality or you’ll spend your life wasted chasing fantasy.

-“Genius is the answer before the question.” (J. Robert Oppenheimer)

-All our nightmares and all our dreams, to stay alive, we need to keep feeding them. -John Nash

-Everyone is haunted by their past, don’t let that bother you. It’s not a unique feature.

-The diet of the mind must be restrained, certain things it fancies aren’t always good to indulge in.

-It is only in the mysterious equations of love that logic and reason can be found.

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