I have not been posting nearly enough this year and I want to steer back
from that. To that end I have found a 30-day blog challenge and
fluffed it out to 31 entries (since December has 31 days). I have
done a 30-day
challenge beforefor movies, though that one was poorly executed (I started
it in the middle of a month, at one point I posted 2 entries on one day, it is
a mess). I did another one just this year in August onVideo
Games, that one was better, go read it after this
one, all of it. Or don’t, no pressure.
day 15 and the topic is “Favorite Quotes”.
Disney has lots of good quotes; you
could make a list. Manyhave. I decided to pick one that I do not see a lot
on those. It is the wise and measured
words of a good leader who was unjustly destroyed. Mufasa explaining the Circle of Life in “The Lion
Mufasa: Everything you see exists together in a delicate
balance. As king, you need to understand that balance and respect all the
creatures, from the crawling ant to the leaping antelope.
Young Simba: But, Dad, don't we eat the antelope?
Mufasa: Yes, Simba, but let me explain. When we die, our
bodies become the grass, and the antelope eat the grass. And so we are all
connected in the great Circle of Life.
I imagine most
would take this on its face as a simple endorsement of environmental
principles, that the Earth and all its creatures are part of a greater whole
and disruptions in that whole have repercussions that can be felt by all parts. But it is also a pretty good take on politics
and society, as everyone exists in a society that feeds on each other and
requires each part to remain in balance lest the circle become distorted and
a balance and a respect for the necessity of all the parts is what keeps the
cycle turning, what keeps the circle round and rolling. I feel that there are certain parts of
society who need to recognize this and respect it.
own thoughts on this in the comments. I
know I am not the only person out there who is nostalgic for Disney products,
and I am sure many people disagree with my selection for today’s entry.
I picked Disney stuff just because
I knew there was so much of it to talk about and it lends itself to discussion
in the comments. So please, tell me how
my opinion about cartoon movies is biased and how your opinion on cartoon
movies is objectively right.
If you like or hate this
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otherwise distribute my opinion to the world. I would appreciate it.