About Wow...a little box that I can stick text in...novel :-P.
The smallest things can spark the deepest of realizations in people. This type of realization goes by many names across many cultures: epiphanies, 見性, grokking, ηὕρηκα, the idea is the same. Whether it's a movie, some stupid article online, or a random comment, these triggers are not to be brushed aside. The feelings they create, feelings of deeper understanding: of yourself, the universe, or life, are genuine, and are the kinds of things, things unteachable by a book or conversation, that stick with you for a lifetime.
Also, I saw someone slip on a banana peel once. It was, in fact, the funniest moment of my life.