Monday, July 18, 2016

Once A Wildcat

Wisdom #6 Once A Wildcat
We're a generation of media-influenced minds. We find characters on TV shows, on movies, and we feel a resonance with them. That's important for us, we become invested and care about them almost as much as we do for our friends in real life. We all have something that marked us growing up and I think the first thing that really resonated with me was High School Musical.

I'm not even ashamed of saying that, I don't care if that wasn't what cool kids were into at the time. High School Musical blew my mind because it wasn't just another Disney Channel Original Movie, it had music and it wasn't animated, it was a real musical. High School Musical went on to become a super successful franchise and, also, earned a place in my heart. I knew all the songs, I sang them, God, they were even my ringtones at one point.

Last weekend, Disney Channel aired the three movies, one after the other (sadly, I missed the first one), to commemorate its 10th anniversary, and it became clear that High School Musical was a big part of my high school life. It taught me to dream, to enjoy singing and to have fun. I was a much happier person back then and, even if I wouldn't be friends with the Henry from that time, I need to remember that he used to be lighthearted and enjoyed life much more than I do now. I need to rescue the bits I liked from who I was back then. Get my head in the game because once a wildcat... ALWAYS A WILDCAT.

// Somos una generación de mentes influidas por redes sociales. Encontramos personajes en series de televisión, en películas, y resonamos con ellos. Eso es importante para nosotros, nos involucramos y nos preocupan casi tanto como nuestros amigos en la vida real. Todos tenemos algo que nos marcó mientras crecíamos y creo que la primera cosa que realmente resonó conmigo fue High School Musical.

Ni siquiera me da vergüenza decir eso, no me importa si no es lo que les gustaba a los niños cool en ese entonces. High School Musical me voló los sesos porque no era una Película Original Disney Channel más, tenía música y no era animada, era un musical de verdad. High School Musical luego se convirtió en una franquicia súper exitosa y, además, se ganó un lugar en mi corazón. Me sabía todas las canciones, las cantaba, Dios, hasta fueron mi ringtone en algún momento.

El fin de semana pasado, Disney Channel pasó las tres películas, una tras otra (tristemente, me perdí la primera), para conmemorar el décimo aniversario, y me quedó claro que High School Musical fue gran parte de mi vida de preparatoria. Me enseñó a soñar, a disfrutar cantar y a divertirme. Era una persona mucho más feliz en aquel entonces y, aún cuando no sería amigo del Henry de allá en el día, necesito recordar qué el vivía con muchas menos presiones y disfrutaba más la vida que yo ahora. Necesito rescatar los pedacitos que me gustaban de quien era en esa época. Poner la mente en el juego porque una vez que eres lince... SIEMPRE ERES LINCE.
Love always,
Henry.

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