Validation

Summary:

 

Making a word play off parking “validation”, this video exemplifies the power of verbalizing your appreciation for people. Everyone loves to be validated and feel appreciated. A man working at a parking garage gives people parking validation and compliments. The validation man finally encounters one woman he cannot make smile which drastically changes his attitude. He continues to make the people around him smile ultimately meeting the life of his life.

Debrief:

  • How do you see the need for acceptance and validation in your school affect people’s actions and behaviors in school? What are some signs you can look for to spot this?
  • Why does the line for validation get so long?
  • How can you maintain a positive attitude amidst discouragement?
  • Describe the effects of spreading encouragement.

You Again: Confrontation Scene

In this clip, Joanna (the girl wearing pink) is confronted by Marni. Joanna had bullied Marni throughout high school, and now many years later is going to become her sister-in-law. Marni wants an apology for all her years of torment, while Joanna doesn’t see the point since that was the past. Additionally Marni, bitter from high school, just successfully ruined Joanna’s engagement to Marni’s brother. The girls are both angry with each other and neither recognize the effects of their behavior on the other’s life. This clip opens a discussion about healthy confrontation and brings to light the lasting effects of one’s actions.

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