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Off The Bench

One of the greatest scenes in cinema history comes from the 1997 film, Good Will Hunting. Therapist and psychology teacher Sean Maguire, played by Robin Williams, is sitting on a park bench with Will Hunting, a brilliant but troubled young man with a horrific past, played by Matt Damon. “You’re just a kid,” the wise old teacher begins. “You’ve never been out of Boston. You don’t have the faintest idea what you’re talking about. If I asked you about art you could probably give me the skinny on every art book ever written, but you can’t tell me what it smells like in the Sistine Chapel. You’ve never actually stood there and looked up at that beautiful ceiling.” The park …