So there I was, sitting on the couch with my laptop, as is my normal routine, working on some content for a blog post. My daughter, who is probably the cutest four year old on this planet (I’m slightly biased!), has this little nine inch TV that she watches VHS movies on. This little TV is perfect for her as she can pop them in and out whenever she wants without scratching DVD’s. The movie she was watching was “The Iron Giant,” and the phrase,”You are who you choose to be,” was said several times throughout the show.
And as you might or might now know, I’m a huge movie nut. Not that I can quote every single line through an entire film, I just really enjoy a good show. And I enjoy it even more when it has some sort of an inspirational message.
“You are who you choose to be,” is Hogarth’s message to the Iron Giant. For those of you who have seen the movie, The Iron Giant is not of this world, yet he is very curious and is discovered by a little boy, which goes by the name of Hogarth. And to make a long story short, the Iron Giant has massive weapon capabilities, kind of like the aliens in the movie, “War of the Worlds,” with Tom Cruise and Dakota Fanning. In a time of peril, Hogarth’s message rings true to the Iron Giant. Instead of accepting what he was made for, he still had a choice in who he wanted to be.
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