I was never one to go sit in the front to watch a movie or play. I preferred to watch from the back so I can view it as a whole. But this time, I was seated in the front. I was already worried with thoughts going in my head like “what if the actors can see my expressions? Is it not better in the back? Why am I so close?”. The seating change did provide me with an experience. I was able to make a connection to the actors’ emotions. For example, Michaud’s pretend death scene seemed even more emphasized from where I sat.
This made me realize where you are situated has a lot to do with how you feel and what you accomplish. Being in area surrounded by unfriendly people does not provide the motivation one needs to move forward and reach their end goal. Overall, it is hard to reach the Good Life when surrounded by negativity. So, it is necessary to be in a good place to reach well the Good Life.
I went to the play with my roommate, and I am glad I did. I was able to share the experience with someone. There was point in the play where I was confused and I was able to ask questions to clear the confusions. I made friends with the people who sat next to me which made me feel more comfortable. After exiting the auditorium, I caught up with a couple of friends who were seated in the back; we discussed about the play and shared our emotions and interpretations of everything. Attending with others enhanced my experience because I was able to see new perspectives of certain aspects of the play which I would not have noticed if I were with myself. Shared experiences play a role in the Good Life since it is hard to reach places alone; there is a need for support, and the support comes from the people around you.