I grew up as this very carefree, happy kid then things turned darker for me. Maybe it was because I saw that the world wasn't as happy a place as I had hoped it would be for me.
We have a choice about how we take what happens to us in our life and whether or not we allow it to turn us. We can become consumed by hate and darkness, or we're able to regain our humanity somehow, or come to terms with things and learn something about ourselves.
I always felt caged, closed in, like I was punching at things that weren't there. I always had too much energy for the room I was in.
War is so complex; human nature is so complex. There's no filmmaker who has ever figured it out perfectly.
Alexa Ray Joel