“Grug: Tonight we’ll hear the story of Crispy Bear. A long time ago this little bear was alive because she listened to her father. So she was happy, but Crispy had one terrible problem.
Grug: She was filled with curiosity. Yes, and one day she saw something new and died!
Thunk: Just like that?
Gran: Same ending as everyday
Thunk: I get it, dad. I will never do anything new or different.
Grug: Good man, Thunk”
From the movie, “The Croods”
“The Croods” turns out to be a movie about change and adventure. The movie starts out with a caveman family that hides in a cave when anything dangerous happens and relies on the rules of the past to play in a changing world.
If we look at the movie as a reflection on life you can see where many people live with a set of rules designed for the past and they just don’t work for the world today. It doesn’t mean abandon the past, it does mean exploring, and investigating the current reality.
“The Croods” is an animated story about leadership and how it works and what happens when it fails. Do we act on ideas or do we hide from them? Do we take chances and learn and grow or do we hide in our cave? The movie is about growth and learning. It is a metaphor for life as it is today, challenging, sometimes difficult and fraught with change.
Is your life filled with “I’ll follow the rules” or are you doing something new each day? Growth and change are necessary.