A few years ago, my friend told me a story about how she put a little note that included her phone number into a balloon and then released it into the air (which I believe is actually harmful the environment), never to be seen again. Apparently, she did end up getting a response back, which I found pretty interesting. I don't know what the stranger said or the real purpose of this peculiar experiment- but it did make me think about balloons.
A plethora of people in the world share a love for all things Disney, visiting their nearest Disney park with loyal Mickey Mouse ears proudly displayed on their heads. The magic of imagination annually brings 20 million children and adults alike to the Disney World in Florida. But the real reasons behind Disney's intense following are their beloved characters: Minnie, Mickey, Winnie the Pooh, the Princesses.... the whole shebang. These animated cartoons teach complicated lessons in a simple way, and people are raised from a young age with these stories. There's enchantment, innocence, curiosity, and so much to be learned in these childishly amazing tales.
I have a teacher in school who is supposed to teach me World History, but instead finds a way to push projects that are important to her (and completely unrelated to history) into the curriculum of her students. Her favorite one to talk about is "The Positivity Project" which apparently is a campaign which pushes other people to be kind to each other through character traits that they think all humans should have. While I am all for kindness and generosity, I find this really annoying. I just want to learn about ancient civilizations and all that- this isn't the time to hear about why we need to have better teamwork and build stronger relationships with others!