Заметки на английском: what goes around comes around

Заметки на английском: what goes around comes around
A shot from Justin Timberlake music video What goes around comes around starring Scarlett Johannson

A shot from Justin Timberlake music video What goes around comes around starring Scarlett Johannson

I’m subscribed to a newsletter from the film-english blog. As soon as a new lesson gets published I see it in my inbox. The last one is called “We’ve all been there” and features a short film with the same title. The story that inspired this film is entitled What goes around comes around* and it made me think about this proverb that in Russian goes like “Как аукнется, так и откликнется” или в более современной версии “Каков привет, таков и ответ”.
Until very recently it was one of my basic priciples – what goes around comes around, so don’t treat others the way you don’t want to be treated. And I did try not to hurt anyone or do anything that I would like other people to do to me. But a few days ago we discussed this matter with a friend and she asked me if I truly believed that people who hurt me in the past did got hurt afterwards. Well, I suppose so, I answered. I don’t keep up with those people so I cannot know for sure. But I began to feel doubtful. And what do you believe?
And short film from the lesson is delightful and it deals with the bright side of the saying: the good you have done will come back to you.
Enjoy!

WE’VE ALL BEEN THERE :: Short Film from Truce Films on Vimeo.

*Русские эквиваленты к этой английской пословице мы уже искали в посте “What goes around comes around“, там же разбирали одноименную песню Джастина Тимберлейка.

  • I believe that we shouldn’t think too much about the negative side of the issue. If people who were mean to us have to answer for their deeds, they will. We probably just shouldn’t bother. We should look after our own actions instead. That is how I feel about it (:
    I’ve really enjoyed the film. Thank you, Ksenia!

  • Галина

    Ах, какой фильм, я прослезилась)))
    А что касается вопроса, то по мне так: не будет хорошо тому, кто сделал плохое дело, зло. И точно так же если ты добр к кому-то/помог/хорошо отнесся, то и к тебе так же по-доброму отнесутся. И про то, что земля крутится, и все к нам возвращается – это из той же песни:)