Michelle and I have spent the last few days around the wonder that is Disneyland. I’m a trustee with Hope International University and we have a board meeting today and a fundraising dinner tonight. Both of those are happening at the Disneyland Resort so Michelle and I decided to add a night to the trip and do a park hopper ticket yesterday. Our hotel is within walking distance of the parks and connects to Downtown Disney.
This means… we’ve seen a lot of weird Disney people.
You know what I’m talking about. People who buy things and wear things they’ll likely never bring out again until their next park visit. Giant mouse ears, lightsabers, helmets, and all sorts of other accessories you tend not to see adults wearing. Many people bemoan Disneyland for this effect on people.
I think it’s a good thing.
We need more imagination in our world. We need to expect more, dream more, and try more things. Many of our problemsâ€”both personally and collectivelyâ€”result from a massive settling into the status quo. So when we find a place like Disneyland that somehow pushes us into doing things we wouldn’t normally do for fear of looking stupid or childish, I think there’s something there to celebrate.
When is the last time you noticed yourself using more imagination? Perhaps it was a book you read, or a movie you watched, or a place you visited. Whatever it is for you is worth noting and repeating.
Do I think the guy wearing the Chewbacca hat at Disneyland is going to change the world? Perhaps. But I think those who keep exploring and dreaming and asking questions and looking where others have stopped will for sure change the world.
Let’s join them, even if it means looking a bit silly.Those who keep exploring and dreaming and asking questions and looking where others have stopped will for sure change the world. Click To Tweet