Sitting with Sadness. Lessons from Inside Out. – Garen Glazier
But there's a turning point when Sadness comforts Riley's old imaginary friend, Bing Bong, that she and Joy meet in long term memory. Joy tries. Early in the film, Joy admits that she doesn't understand what Sadness is for or Bing Bong feels dejected after the loss of his wagon, it is Sadness's empathic. Feature. Inside Out: Bing Bong meets Joy and Sadness in Long Term Memory Inside Out: Riley's former imaginary friend Bing Bong. Yet this.
It has moved viewers young and old to take a look inside their own minds. As you likely know by now, much of the film takes place in the head of an year-old girl named Riley, with five emotions—Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear, and Disgust—embodied by characters who help Riley navigate her world.
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But they are conveyed strongly enough to provide a foundation for discussion among kids and adults alike. Some of the most memorable scenes in the film double as teachable moments for the classroom or dinner table.Inside Out - Bing Bong Death Scene (HD)
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And a warning, lest we rouse your Anger: There are a number of spoilers below. But by the end of the film, Joy—like Riley, and the audience—learns that there is much, much more to being happy than boundless positivity.
This reflects the way that a lot of leading emotion researchers see happiness. The authors of this study suggest that feeling a variety of specific emotions may give a person more detailed information about a particular situation, thus resulting in better behavioral choices—and potentially greater happiness.
For example, in a pivotal moment in the film, Riley allows herself to feel sadness, in addition to fear and anger, about her idea of running away from home; as a result, she decides not to go through with her plan. And all the research and press about the importance of happiness in recent years can make this message that much more potent.
Thank goodness emotion researcher June Gruber and her colleagues started looking at the nuances of happiness and its pursuit. For example, their research suggests that making happiness an explicit goal in life can actually make us miserable.
In fact, not only does that strategy fail to bring her happiness, it also seems to make her feel isolated and angry with her parents, which factors into her decision to run away from home. A study by psychologists at the University of Washington and the University of Oregon found that 65 per cent of children had had such a pal by age seven. Eldest and only children were more likely to have invisible friends, most of whom disappeared by the time children started school.
Bing Bong has spent the years since trying to find a way to get Riley to remember him so that they can finally fly their rocket to the moon.
No three-year-old can rhyme that well. Where Riley and Bing Bong would try to get to the moon in their rocket ship, we had showjumping courses, painstakingly assembled out of garden chairs and brooms raised and lowered to different levels depending on how ambitious our legs were feeling. At this point I was learning to play cards, and named my favourite horse Racing Demon. Racing Demon was keen on rearing up and snorting, but amazingly, this was never quite enough to unseat his rider.
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I started spending my Saturdays at a real stable, and fell in love with a vast piebald monstrosity called Harry Batiste who had a penchant for standing on my feet and leaning just enough for the toenails to come off. Harry B was a worthy successor to my invisible stables. He taught me how to ride and be fearless, and to be grateful that nothing was broken if I did fall off. The fact that he is very likely dead, 15 years on, is devastating.