Cartoons: We Choose Our Destiny

Don’t judge me, but I LOVE cartoons and animated films.

I know some people stop watching them after a certain age, but I think they have some of the best lessons. Take the animated film Anastasia for instance, Anya was an orphan whose future was to either work at a fish market or embark on a journey to find out who she was. She chose the latter and learned that she was somebody; a Russian princess in fact.

I remember watching it for the first time during my freshman year at Penn State with one of my BFFs. I thought it was a nice movie, but I didn’t realize how beautiful the message was.

We, like Anya, should all aspire to find out who we are and embark on journeys regardless how scary it may seem. I have already started mine, but I gotta tell you, it’s pretty frightening.

Oh, and I also watched the Iron Giant that was a huge robot designed to be a weapon, but chose to be a superhero.

What path will you take? Who will you choose to be?


  • I love Disney movies, too! One of my favorites is Finding Nemo, and I’m always telling myself to just keep swimming. I love Beauty and the Beast too, which explains a lot, LOL.

    • She’s Facing Freedom

      Oh good, I am not the only 20-something that still watches animated movies. I didn’t know how that one was going to blow over.

      I LOVE LOVE Nemo, too. You know what other movie always get me, Ratatouille.