The first thing I thought of when I watched Lemonade was – “Wow, I’m surprised no one else has made a movie like this before.” The economy is slowly recovering, job losses are slowing, but we’re living in a world where 10%+ of the people who want to have a job, can’t get one and it was only until today, this morning actually, that I saw an uplifting and powerful movie about how being fired isn’t always a bad thing.
The movie itself is a mere 35 minutes and is beautifully done, with interviews of recent fired people (from advertising) who took what was an otherwise horrible experience (I’ve been fired before, though not as jarring as any of their stories) and made it a very powerful one. Some started new businesses, either in an unrelated field or as freelancers. Some focused on other endeavors like charitable and philanthropic work, painting, yoga, … you name it.
Lemonade is a very appropriate title. If you have the time, you can watch it in its entirety here:
If you don’t… find some, you won’t be disappointed.
My favorite quote (of many that I really liked):
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“You don’t have to quit your job to change your life. You can just incorporate more of what you love into your every day and it makes the biggest difference in the world.”
– Michelle Pfennighaus (yoga and health counselor)