23 March, 2013

You'll Be in My Heart

I just watched this video for "You'll Be in My Heart" from Disney's Tarzan.
*SPOILER ALERT* If you haven't seen Tarzan, this music video shows the whole movie. Although, if you've somehow survived the last 14 years without seeing this movie, then I guess I feel even sadder for you. I really want to go back and watch this movie now. And every other Disney movie made. Ever. If only I had the time.
I love the empowering feel of this movie, and especially this song. According to Wikipedia, it won both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe. When the song really gets going, one of the lines goes:

Don't listen to them, cause what do they know...
They'll see in time, I know.

Ok then, first of all, who is "they"? 
"You know what they say..." (ever heard someone say that before?) "They can't all be wrong" or "it's just what they do." I want you to stop next to you hear someone say a phrase like one of these (or if you use them yourself!) and see if you can actually pin it down. Society in general is always giving us rules to follow and expectations to conform to. Often, they aren't bad, but that they can inhibit us and keep us from really being great. And you know what? We let them. Some of the greatest people in history have taken up this anthem that Phil Collins sings, and managed to tune out everything that "they" were saying. Think about :
I'm not saying that there is nothing to be learned from or gained from the collective body of colloquial wisdom, but I just feel like there is so much we could possibly do. So let's do it! After all, time will tell who's right. 
They'll see in time, I know.

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