Skip to main content

Sea Life Lessons

So, I just went and saw Finding Nemo in 3D. So worth it. Throughout the movie, I was thinking about how much we can learn from each character. We should all watch the movie one more time and learn the lessons each character has to teach us. Or, you can just read this. But watch the movie, too. And go see it in 3D. The short before it, Partysaurus Rex, is awesome, and you get cool blue 3D glasses with Dory on them. Oh, and be sure to look out for the new Wreck It Ralph trailer, as well as the appearances by Buzz Lightyear and Mr. Incredible in the movie. Anyway, on to the cheesy life lessons...

Be like Nemo and embrace your weaknesses, always be friendly, and always be willing to try new things.

Be like Nigel and always be willing to tell the stories you hear. Be willing to inform people, and, along the way, maybe bring them a little hope.

Be like the Tank Fish and be accepting, always have a plan, be a little obsessive, and never, ever give up.

Be like Crush and be in awe of what the people around you can do. Don't look down on the young and always seek out inspiration. Oh, and you're only as old as you feel.

Be like the Young Turtles and always ask questions.

 Be like the Sharks and stick together, especially if you're in a group that doesn't follow the majority. Oh, and never misplace your friends.

Be like Marlin and learn to say sorry, admit when you're wrong, and get through it. Don't take yourself so seriously.

And finally, be like Dory and don't be afraid to look dumb, always be helpful, be observant, never be afraid to wear your heart on your sleeve, see the whale as half full, give it a shot and hope for the best, and just keep swimming!

This is the song from the credits, called Beyond the Sea. This is the version by Bobby Darin. It's one of my favorites.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

On School

School started a week and a half ago. This year, I'm faced with the typical new things, like classes, work load, schedule, and teachers, but I have also (re)joined the choir and the speech team, and we have a new volleyball coach. While I am excited about all of this new stuff, I can't help feeling like a scared little freshman, not knowing what to do at all and diving into whatever I can while screaming bloody murder. The start of school makes everyone feel really scared, agitated, depressed, or all of the above, I think, and I am most certainly no exception. I have been very mopey and angry and screamy and cry-y lately, and I have definitely been taking refuge in God, music, coffee, and exercise now more than anything. While I sit here, once again stressed and not helping myself by procrastinating and writing a blog post, I just wonder if I'm the only one who feels this way about a little thing like school. I'm sure I'm not, because there are billions of people ou

Cameron Crowe Ruined My Life

Believe me when I say that it pained me to type out the title to this post. Cameron Crowe is one of my very favorite filmmakers. To me, a guy who can write teenagers who are real people, really capture the full spectrum of human emotion, and incorporate a great soundtrack into his work is a real genius. Though it initially made me feel warm, fuzzy, and hopeful, a recent late night viewing of 2005's Elizabethtown  ended up making me a little nervous. I realized that Crowe was just like everybody else. Now, this probably doesn't make sense to those of you who admire his work. As a writer and filmmaker, Crowe definitely has a unique voice and vision that helps his work connect with all kinds of audiences. That's precisely the problem. Last week I wrote a post about how movies are only a reflection of life and not actually true to life itself. In the post, I mentioned that filmmakers are just one person with one perspective, and that is absolutely true of Crowe. In Crow

Be Smart

It still shocks me when people tell me they no longer go to the movies, but even I was surprised that I went to see a movie twice in one week. Yes, I am no stranger to a repeat trip to the theatre, but  Booksmart  hit me hard. I very rarely see a new release that rockets to the top of my list of all time favorites. In fact, I don't think it's happened since I saw Whip It  10 years ago. If you haven't yet heard about Booksmart, it's an original, funny, empathetic take on an old classic. Two best friends want to go to a party after four years of a solely academic high school career. What it does differently from movies like Superbad (which I also love, by the way) should and will change the genre forever. The two leads ( Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein ) not only land every joke and win you over immediately, but they also communicate the weird and wonderful world of female friendship through their performances in a way I've rarely seen. They don't compete,