Good Will Hunting, Intellectual Humility, and Conversations in Quarantine

Wendi A. Kaspar


Let me preface this editorial by saying that it has been a strange few weeks on top of an “unprecedented” year of both disruption and realization—which has all led to some interesting conversations and reflection recently.

A few weeks ago, my 16-year-old asked if we could watch Good Will Hunting (recommended by her AP Psych teacher). I'm a fan of classic Robin Williams movies, so we sat down to watch with my 18-year-old (who is currently applying for college with plans to study psychology and languages), and it was a very eye-opening experience. It had been a few years since I had last seen this film, but this time I was watching it from several new perspectives.

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