Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Story of Acceptance

This is a perceptive commercial. It is also an interpretation of the nature of human beings, that they are needy social beings. Everyone regardless of language, race, religion or whatever human uniqueness all has a common need: To be accepted. It reminds me of the Genesis verse:
Then the LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him." (Gen 2:18)

Indeed, God our creator knows us and how we need to function. Our tendency toward companionship is not simply having a spouse. It is in making meaningful connections. We all need it. You can watch the clip below or click the link here.


Thanks to Rosie for highlighting this clip.


Will you be willing to be watchful and pay attention to a needy soul? Perhaps, one reason why people are restless or starts to irritate others is simply because he/she is crying out for one thing: To be accepted.

ks

Note: For those who didn't get it, all the things that Mr W did is a personification of what the wind does, blowing skirts off, messing one's hair, blowing off flower pots etc. Only when we learn to see the wind as less of a nuisance, but to be harnessed for better purpose, we see the light. Wind is not simply to be seen as an irritation but a gift. Let those who has eyes see.

2 comments:

Rosie Perera said...

Yes, it's very perceptive. But I was taken equally by the cleverness of it. Did you get that this guy is the Wind? I had to watch it a second time to realize that all those things he did which alienated people were things the wind does. Notice how none of them got angry at him (people don't get angry at the wind), they just ignored him and went on their way.

It's brilliant that the actor they chose is apparently one who suffers from acromegaly.

Here's more about the piece. It's called "Power of Wind" and it "garnered a Cannes Gold Lion [in 2007] and was one of the main contenders for the Grand Prix, and [last] year again [rose] to the top of the heap to earn a 2008 Creativity Award." (this quote is from http://creativity-online.com/news/2008-creativity-award-winner-epuron-power-of-wind/127050 which tells more about the production). I've been trying to find out the name of the actor, because he looks familiar to me, but with no luck. Someone pointed out that the actor was very gusty to take on that role! :-)

YAPdates said...

Yes Rosie. It took a while for me to realize that. Actually it is 5 minutes after my initial posting. What makes this short clip impressive is the double message that it sends out. The harnessing of the wind and the acceptance of a person. Clever indeed.

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