Great article Erin, very good reminders.
Don't discard the message because you don't like the messenger. When I was in college, I remember telling a friend that it was okay to be sad,
discouraged, whatever else. Those feelings are real, and must have some
attention sometimes. She had never been told it was okay, but rather had always
been told to buck up and be happy, even when circumstances weren't
cooperating. I was the first person to tell her to it was okay, just don't
wallow in them.
@illuminated, I disagree quite fully with your post. Have you watched the film?
I'd be quite surprised if someone that has actually seen it then
characterizes this particular "cartoon" as silly.You
apparently have personal issues with Disney, which is unfortunate because this
was a remarkable film.
illuminated,I couldn't disagree more. Inspiration and
introspection can happen in the strangest locations, and should be encouraged.
Anything that helps us slow down enough to evaluate where we stand is a good
thing in my book, even if it happens during a "silly cartoon".
What's sad is the fact that a silly cartoon from a propaganda company gives
you a "wake-up call". Americans truly live in a phony, plastic-wrapped,
bubble of unreality.
My sentiments exactly! In a world of marginalized, suppressed emotions, this
message is so needed, and timely.
I remember when my best (and only) friend in 4th grade announced she was
switching schools and couldn't be my friend anymore.My mom
immediately told me to go take a warm bath and not worry about the dishes that
night.I don't remember being too upset but I thought my mom was so
nice to do that for me.