Oscar winning movie ‘Whiplash’ which is an amazing musical movie, and I loved the music, sound and direction— tries to prove a dangerous point. It should raise at least three questions in our minds, if not more:
1. How hard do you push a child in order to get them to success?
2. Does pushing in such extreme ways lead to success? Are these the only ways we are left with?
3. Who defines success or brilliance? Does not being brilliant take away their right to live happily?
Make them bleed, insult, give psychotic emotional trauma, make them want to kill themselves, make them go to extreme ends to win, make them anti-social. All this for Success-Brilliance-Perfection? Just asking.