'Dallas Buyers Club' tells a compelling story of a homophobic cowboy's dealings with drugs, perceptions & the health-care system. One can argue whether it was the disease or desperation that changed him. Maybe it was compassion. A lesson he learnt while wallowing through the petri dish of society, silently.
Funny thing, this compassion. It hardly makes a sound. Why? Because it doesn't speak much. It just listens. In all the brand noise we live in today, it's the listenening ones who'll win eventually. They remain quiet, allowing us to continue the dialogue. Sometimes it's not the ones who are shouting "look at me!" who grab our attention. It's the ones who say "I'm looking at you."
Moral of my story: Less lessons. More listens.