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Resilience, Determination, & Other Life Lessons Learned at the Movies

Posted by Jason Sebell on Mar 3, 2015 2:00:00 PM

I loved Disney movies when I was a kid. While I enjoyed the cartoons, what I really loved were the live-action films with an uplifting message. They were schmaltzy and somewhat simplistic in their messages, but they were fun to watch and always left you with an easily digestible life lesson. Looking back, I think that my favorite was “Follow Me Boys” starring Fred McMurray and a really young Kurt Russell. I owned a VHS copy and watched it over and over again. The movie was about a guy who loves working with kids, becomes the scout leader for the town, and ultimately helps a generation of kids grow into a young people of character. Now that I think about it, maybe that film influenced my desire to be a camp director. 

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