A Challenge to the Status Quo

posted Feb 24, 2015, 7:28 AM by Bruce Gaughran   [ updated Jun 7, 2015, 12:35 PM ]
This comment has been around for some time. It shows it is from F. Scott Fitzgerald and recently posted on the Chattanooga Writers Guild Facebook page (if you have difficulty reading it, just click on the image). Yet, the quote is actually from Eric Roth who adapted the script for the movie, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttons" and the scene is "The letter to Caroline." I am certain Mr. Roth appreciates any reference to his writing and Fitzgerald's.

It doesn't matter who wrote it. It is beautifully written. I love the comments: "see things that will startle you" - "feel things you never felt before" - "meet people who have a different point of view" and then the challenge - "if you're not (proud of your life), I hope you have the courage to start all over again." WOW!