Sunday, September 9, 2012

Circle of Life - Lessons from: The Lion King

There is a particular scene in the Lion King movie where Rafiki, who is the wise
old monkey, finds Simba who has run away after being blamed for his father’s
death and is living with his new friends, Pumba and Timon. Simba turns to the
monkey and says:
Simba: Creepy little monkey. Will you stop following me? Who are you?
Rafiki: The question is; Whooo…are you?
Rafiki continues to try to persuade Simba that he must return to “Pride Rock”
and take his rightful place in the circle of life as the lion king. But Simba says:
Simba: I know what I have to do. But going back means I’ll have to face my past. I’ve been running from it for so long.
Simba and Lala
Rafiki whacks Simba on his head.
Simba: Oww! Jeez…what was that for? 
Rafiki: It doesn’t matter; it’s in the past 
Simba: (rubbing his head) Yeah, but it still hurts.
Rafiki: Oh yes, the past can hurt, but the way I see it, you can either run from it,
or learn from it.

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