Dreaming & Significance
Think back to when you were a kid. What did you want to be when you grew up?
I remember when I was in pre-school and the teacher asked us that question. Horses amazed me and I thought it would be awesome if I could ride a horse when I grew up. As I got a little bit older, I wanted to be a baseball player! In Monsters University, Mike Wazowski wanted to be a Scarer. I think these desires give us a clue about something deep within each one of us. We all long for a life of significance.
In the movie, Mike headed off to college to be in the scare program at Monsters University. When he gets there, he finds out about the scare games, a chance to prove you’re the best scarer in the whole school! Mike studies hard, but on the final exam, the dean kicks him out of the program because he’s not good enough. Which raises another deeper issue. What do we do when our plans fail?