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The life lessons of Ghostbusters and Harold Ramis' passing

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Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Harold Ramis. These three men are fully responsible my comedic temperament and general outlook on life and Ghostbusters is undoubtedly the fulcrum of the rube goldberg influence machine they represent. Blues Brothers, Caddyshack, Animal House, and Groundhog Day are films I respect and revere, but Ghostbusters is the film from that selection I'd grab in a space capsule escape pod situation. Seeing as I was two-years-old when it was released in 1984, I have no memory of my first viewing experience, or what exactly drew me in at the time, but I do know its impact was life changing. 
Assuming I first saw the film when I was three or four the material may not be considered age appropriate (being quite sexual and quasi-frightening), but I'd argue the sum of the film's parts should be required viewing for young children. 

Consider how an adult absorbs the following plot points versus a child: Turning the situation of getting fired into doubling down on…