Hi everyone. I've been lurking around MiceChat for months now...and have pretty much been too shy to post. For some reason it's been difficult for me to to say things on message boards ever since I stopped playing VMK.
Anyways, I have been wondering this for a while...and wanted to know what other "Disney geeks," thought of it.
A couple weeks ago one of my closest friends and I had a talk about dreams. Seeing as we're both really optimistic about the future as we're embarking on our senior year in high school, I couldn't help but blab on about my dreams. Getting that principal chair in a major symphony orchestra, finding that "one love," or being able to synthesize Dole Whips out of thin air. But as our conversation went on, we got more idealistic and I starting thinking about what made my friend and I so excited about what's coming next.
And I thought of Disneyland and the idea of being youthful and innocent because above everything else, Disneyland represents an escape from the outside world and a place where the dreams and ideas of ordinary people can become tangible and real. She told me that I have so much going for me because I have an ability to understand and make sense of complex ideas, and yet can jump around and be excited about finding out one of our lunch hangouts started serving pineapple frozen yogurt. She thought that my love for Disney and appreciation for the fantastical would help me become something more than what I think I could be...because I was never afraid to dream.
So, what do you all think? Does this special connection to Disneyland really have a special way of influencing our lives and our worldview? Does being young at heart and being unafraid to dream give us the ability to accomplish great things? I'ld love to know what you all think.