As a kid I hated books, they felt like work assigned. Movies were fun escapes from responsibility and authority, especially if their rating was just out of reach.
In the before times I worked at a small video store in California. We're talking before DVD, “Be Kind, Please Rewind”. I loved that job. Hours spent watching, thinking, and talking about movies.
I've watched more movies than I care to admit, but through the medium of cinema many discoveries of self, both good and bad, have been made.