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Inspiring Documentaries on Conquering Difficulty?

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I’m looking for inspiring documentaries of people overcoming difficulty and transforming their lives in the end. 

The theme I’m interested in: 

  • Being unconquerable 
  • Going from darkness into the light
  • Being the captain of one’s own ship 
  • Resiliency 
  • Determination 
  • Pulling oneself up by their bootstraps 

Any suggestions? List as many as you can :D   


“A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both.” — L. P. Jacks

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David Goggins. No documentary yet i think, but enough stuff of him on YouTube and he wrote a book. If he doesn't inspire you, no one will.

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Love yourself into the person you want to become ❤

If you can see it in your mind, you will hold it in your hand.

Life is not a spectator sport. Wake up! -  HL 

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Thanks for the recommendations @Intraplanetary@Shiva99

I am mainly looking for a movie or documentary of someone struggling a lot at first but overcoming it and coming out on top. 


“A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both.” — L. P. Jacks

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22 hours ago, Vision said:

Thanks for the recommendations @Intraplanetary@Shiva99

I am mainly looking for a movie or documentary of someone struggling a lot at first but overcoming it and coming out on top. 

There are plenty of interviews and clips on YouTube. Goggins is exactly what you are describing. Maybe he just doesn't resonate with you. Why does it have to be a documentary or movie btw?  


Love yourself into the person you want to become ❤

If you can see it in your mind, you will hold it in your hand.

Life is not a spectator sport. Wake up! -  HL 

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Jodorowsky's Dune, Places for the soul, Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool, Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky (1988), "Andrey Tarkovsky. A Cinema Prayer", At Eternity's Gate, Fitzcarraldo, Burden of Dreams and all films by Werner Herzog.

 

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@Bob Seeker

I'd recommend "the dawn wall", even more insane and inspiring story than free solo. Free solo is basically a freak show :D both are great

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Crazywise, about finding a way through mental health issues. 


“Nowhere is it writ that anthropoid apes should understand reality.” - Terence McKenna

 

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 "If you showed a caveman our technology, he would think it was magic. And if you showed a modern man magic, he would think it was technology." - Outlast (video game)

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