And I was glad I did because I not only loved the movie even better upon the second viewing: the story, the characters, the music, the singing, the spectacular choreography,
...the dazzling computer-generated graphics;
And also because, during the second viewing, it occurred to me what the real appeal of this movie is: it's that this is a story that calls to one's inner misfit.
"The Greatest Showman" is the tale a social misfit, portrayed in the character of P.T. Barnum, who raises himself up then seeks out other misfits and raises them up, gives them a life in which they are capable and confident, lovable and loved, part of a circle where they finally fit in.
A person's inner misfit can lead them to be empathetic to the misfit in others, to embrace diversity and social justice, to have a heart for the suffering, the downtrodden, the left-out, or make them feel so insecure that they seek to raise themself up by bringing someone else down,
One's inner misfit can give a person emotional intelligence,
...or it can make make them mean.
"Equal and Opposite Reactions"
by Patti Liszkay
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