What I learned from Phineas and Ferb
I'm at home for a week long vacation to celebrate my mom's and sister's birthdays. Yey! On this same week as well, i'm not sure if this is a coincidence but my niece's yaya went home due to chicken pox making me the immediate (easy) replacement (the yayo). I got all smiles from my sister and brother in law. It's also ok with me though as I miss Yafit (name of my niece) so much.
Aside from sleeping, drinking milk and playing, most of our time is spent in front of the TV, specifically Playhouse Disney or eight-nine as my niece would call it (89 is the channel number)! I even answer Mickey Mouse's questions on which color is the ball he's holding and how many sheep do we see in the farm. Hotdog! Out of the many cartoon series though, there is one that I particularly like: Phineas and Ferb!
Phineas and Ferb is a story about two brothers who are on their summer vacation. Each day they create new things, discover new things and invent things everyone thought impossible. They have a pet, Platypus who is a secret agent named "agent P" whose only task is to stop everything Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz does. Conveniently the evil plan of Dr. Doofenshmirtz intertwine with what the brothers are doing, thereby removing any trace on what the boys are doing before Candace, their older sister can even show it to their mom which makes her very frustrated everytime. I hope you get the picture.
To be honest, even if it's funny, kiddie and all, I learned a very important lesson in life: TO ALWAYS DISCOVER AND DO SOMETHING NEW?
A lot of us get used to the status quo, to the current situation that we just choose to stay where we are. We are afraid to come out of our comfort zone and stress ourselves again. We ask why complicate things when everything's okay.
We can choose this life now and surely everything will be okay but at the same time everything will be just the same. Nothing new whatsoever. It had me thinking Mark Zuckerberg is just like Phineas and Ferb. If Mark just chose to stay with myspace and did not create a new thing, Facebook would have not existed.
Indeed there are potentials within us that are yet to be discovered. There are talents that are yet to be shown. We will never reach our highest potential if we don't try it out. We'll never reach our highest CANs if we're not willing to be strecthed out beyond the comfort zone.
When was the last time we did a first time? When was the last time we did something new?
There is a world waiting to be discovered and explored. Let's all think and give it a try and of course enjoy just like Phineas and Ferb.