I love cartoons.
I don’t wake up at 5 am on Saturday morning anymore…hell I don’t wake up before 7am unless there is a fire…but I still have a few favorites that I hate to miss. Right now my favorite is Teen Titans. If you have cartoon network you can watch it weekdays and new episodes are on weekends. There is one character that I totally love (no not that way): Raven. She has powers that run off her emotions; so she comes off as a Goth kinda depressed adolescent. She researches magic and history books for spells and such…she has to meditate and try to keep herself in check otherwise her emotions go crazy and her powers are not under control. For some reason I fell like I can empathize with her to a point…after all I don’t have powers and I’m not a woman…hell I’m not a cartoon either. Okay so I have no idea how I can empathize with her, but I do. So I want this figurine of Raven, but it’s $90!! Anyone want to buy it for me?
Cartoons feel like they recharge my inner child and for me that is important. My imagination and creativity spawn from my inner child. I feel like too many people lose their inner child as they grow up; only thinking that the only way to get it back is to have kids. You don’t need kids to nurture your inner child…art, books, movies, cartoons, laughter and a good amount of time thinking about things you never thought about help bring you back to those early years.
As I recall previous post, I snipped a quote from a book that talks about this…
“Everybody has the ability to free associate, but society tends to frown on active fantasies. Beyond a certain age, we stop playing games, ‘let’s pretend’, ‘what if,’ and all that. It goes on in your head anyway, but at some point you start to feel guilty. You know, you listen to a symphony and imagine that you’re the conductor, and there you are, conducting like crazy, but then you get to be a grown man, and you say, ‘Gee, I’d hate for anybody to know that I’m pretending I’m conducting the symphony.’ But that kind of fantasy life is the real key to problem solving at every level. It’s certainly the primary tool for problem solving in art, whether it’s painting or dancing or choreography or directing films or writing scripts or writing novels or whatever.” Creative problem solving is a form of innovative learning.
– Snipped from: On Becoming a Leader, The Leadership Classic; Updated and Expanded; By: Warren Bennis; pg.69; Comment from movie director Pollack
Closing comment: I don’t want to grow up I’m a toys r us kid.