Moving forward

Anna Tanko

As  a  kid,  I  never watched that one movie Meet the Robinsons, mostly because I was too scared and thought the villain was creepy. It was this weird 2000s movie about a kid that goes to the future. But when I watched it last summer, this weird movie actually had a whole new meaning. Basically,  the villain,  named  Michael  “Goob”  Yagoobian, believes his whole life was destroyed by the main character, Lewis, as a kid because he kept him up in the orphanage and he fell asleep during his baseball game. The villain believed everyone hated him and he planned his whole life around destroying the main character’s future. There’s one phrase that comes up all the time in the movie: “keep moving forward.” The main character realizes he was the one who came up with that phrase in the future because the villain wanted to blame all his problems on the main character and focus on the bad. 

Now, I will admit just like most early 2000s movies, it is weird and you don’t have to watch the whole thing, however, you can learn a few things by even watching parts of it. Instead of blaming all your problems on other people, you have to learn to let go of the past and keep moving forward. Yesterday, last week or last year might have hurt, but you never have to go through it again. This silly cartoon might be the thing you needed to hear. Instead of holding grudges and being the person that still talks badly about things that happened so long ago, let it go. Let it roll off your shoulders, unclench your jaw, relax and just forgive. The future will be so much brighter when you let go of the past and keep moving forward. 

As Walt Disney once said, “Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious, and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”