I have a dream I hope will come true
Those are the lyrics to Pixar's latest short animation before their feature-length movie, Inside Out.
You're here with me and I'm here with you
I wish that the earth, sea, and the sky up above
Will send me someone to lava
Both the animation and the movie rock! I've never been so impressed with Disney. The movie was not only entertaining like Jurassic Park, it also had tremendous educational value. It's the first movie I've ever seen that actually teaches us about the value and importance of sadness, empathy, and compassion.
What makes the movie so effective? The movie illustrates, through the compartmentalization of our mind chatter, distinct aspects of our personalities. This is not a new idea and there are so many different models. Disney chose the emotional distinctions of joy, fear, anger, disgust, and sadness. While every emotion can be positive or negative, I felt this was not an optimistic approach.
The 1990's sitcom, Herman's Head, I felt was much more accurate. They divided Herman's head into intellect, sensitivity, anxiety, and lust. What are the various voices in your head? When we can separate the personalities, we have more control over our internal conversation.
There was a waterfall of tears on my face. I hope I didn't distract people with all my sniffling, but I couldn't help it. Every scene was a trigger into what my own childhood had, lacked, and/or desired. I got to reprogram my “core memories” with feelings of relatedness, enlightenment, and transcendence.
Like Tony Robbins says, it's never too late to have a good childhood.
Check out the full “Lava” Song (with lyrics) in the video below.
I lava you!
Let's love the world together...
[)anish /|hmed, blind visionary
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