“Inside all of us is a Wild Thing” — Maurice Sendak
It’s Time To Get a Little Wild
You may have noticed that things have gotten a little quite around here. To keep you in the loop, I have been busy with a few writing projects, and have also devoted a huge part of my time to learning Korean. I also want to thank all my awesome readers, I appreciate you being a part of my life.
One of my favorite books growing up was “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak.
The story is about a boy named Max, who on one evening is wildly playing and jumping around his home in a wolf costume. Max causes a raucous and as punishment his mother sends him to bed without supper. In his room, a mysterious, wild forest and sea grows out of his imagination. Max leaves his safe and cozy room and sails away to the land of the “Wild Things”.
Recently they made a movie of this classic beloved story and I enjoyed watching it. Here are the story’s main meaningful messages that we can apply in our lives.
What Can We Learn From Max
1. Be like Max: Don’t let anyone impose their beliefs on you. If you have not experienced it for your self, only accept it hypothetically. This is your life, go find out for yourself.
2. Let your kid be a kid: If you are a parent, make sure you let your kid keep their childlike creativity, encourage it in any way you can. Don’t kill their spontaneity or their innocence by trying to have them grow up so quick.
3. As a kid you have limitless creativity: As a young child society has yet to corrupt you fully, your mind has not been confined to a rigid way of thinking, you see everything as a possibility. You don’t think outside the box, there is no box yet, just pure utter creativity. Our goal as adults should be to become more childlike.
4. Explore: Max loves to explore, never lose your enthusiasm to explore. This one attitude alone is responsible for the lifestyle I lead. I will never stop exploring.
5. This is your life: Just like Max and his crown, you are the king of your life, it is your responsibility to create your joy, your purpose. Love life.
Next time you find your self in a rut, remember that you can always go to “Where The Wild Things Are”. God speed my friend.
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