I Can Speak Fluently Thursday

28 September

Nature, plants, flowers, agriculture
How well do you know about nature?
And how often do you go to forests, mountains etc-?
Tell us about beautiful and natural places around İstanbul

I’m sure you all know “The Green Mile” movie, some of you might be a big fan of it. Joe Arridy’s life story could inspire the movie. You can be a critical person and be unhappy because of the facts or the system of the world, there’s a famous phrase by Thomas Gray; “Ignorance is bliss”, which made Joe smile even before he died. Joe Arridy was born in 1915 in Pueblo, Colorado. His parents were immigrants from Syria. They did not speak English. Joe was late to start speaking as a boy and never spoke in sentences of more than a few words. After he attended one year at elementary school, his teachers told his parents to keep him at home, saying that he could not learn. He was executed for the 1936 rape and murder of Dorothy Drain, a 15-year-old girl. The police manipulated him to make a false confession. Arridy was mentally disabled and was 23 years old when he was executed in 1939.

What’s the saddest drama film you have ever seen? Did you like it? What did you like and dislike about it?

The most valuable things don’t cost any money, like family and friends. Those free things are, in the end, worth more than anything money could buy

Do you believe the value of money or a career is overrated? How do you keep the balance between what the system gives you and things like family, friends or faith?

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