There is not always a good guy. Nor is there always a bad one. Most people are somewhere in between.

Patrick Ness

The film adaptation of Patrick Ness’s 2011 children’s fantasy novel A Monster Calls opens in the US today, December 23, 2016. The story follows Conor, a young boy whose mother is dying of cancer, and the monster –a giant, anthropomorphic yew tree – who starts to visit Conor at night, telling him stories and gradually guiding him towards an acceptance of the truth.


How true! But how easily we all forget it while judging people? Almost always a person is painted black or white…a demon or god! Shall we ever internalize this important lesson? I wish we are able to do so for the betterment of society and humanity.


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