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This past weekend I went to see the new Disney flick “Ratatouille”. Surprisingly enough this movie is great. I know it is for kids, but I think every adult should watch it as well.

The premise of the movie is about a Rat named Remy who dreams of becoming a chef despite his family’s wishes and other handicaps such as the oxymoron of being a rat-chef. When fate places Remy in the city of Paris, the opportunity presents itself and he dares to follow his culinary dream. In a nutshell, the movie is about how one little rat learns about friendship, the importance of family and learning about his true identity.

In the film, our little friendly Remy says one line that just kind of hit me. Nature is change. Hmmm…pretty insightful for a rodent…wouldn’t you agree???

So many times in our lives we are so resistant to change. Because we are scared, or we are comfortable, or the job pays well, or family doesn’t allow us, or whatever the reason. So many times we get stuck in our existence. But even mother earth changes…landscapes have changed, the temperatures have changed, our weather patterns have changed…I mean all changes in due time. So why do we seem to resist change so much??? I mean isn’t that what creates prejudices??? Prejudice against other races, sexual orientations, and etcetera. Prejudices in our families or social circles. Numerous times when we are young, we speak of freedom or of liberties and social justice or injustice, but when we get older, don’t we find these prejudices to be our comfort circles???

Well, sometimes if we go with our gut, and we change just a little bit, we might find what we are looking for or we might not…that depends on many different factors. But just having the guts to endorse that change might take us to a better place…just maybe…

For now…the little Remy…can teach all of us a thing or two about life…

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