We had to write a speech at school as someone inspirational. The whole senario behind it was that there were four people in a baloon and it was going down. Only one person could stay in and the best persons speech stayed. I would like to know what people think of mine, so beware its not a fantasy story but a summary story about someone who inspired me (and many others) to start writing and hopefully, like him, make something of ourselves. Comment and vote please, I'm a newbiee! <3
Walt Disney Speech.
Dreams really do come true. Do you know who I am? I'm responsible for most children's imagination. I'm their fairy princesses, their Prince Charming, their evil stepmother and their fairy godmother. Of course, I'm Walt Disney.
You probably don't think I've made much of a contribution to our world but I feel that I have helped many people through the harsher, more horrible, tough times that our lives have thrown at us. Also, I feel as though I have I have helped create a good foundation for a harmonious world. Now, Im not a selfish man and I did not create my visions of Disneyland because I wanted money but I created a place of fantasy where parents and children could come together. Happy.
All I've ever wanted to do is make children happy. Not good enough, I hear you say? I have inspired your children's minds and after all they are the world's greatest natural resource! Yet, most importantly - I gave them something to believe in. I've created characters for children to look up to, role models - best friends. I've dedicated my whole life to making people believe in the impossible and the reality of a dream come true.
When I was younger I had no one to look up to. I didn't have a single person to tell me that I could achieve the impossible or even to try for my dreams. I wanted, needed, to give those neglected children (like I was) a chance to dream. I know that there are children out there in our world that don't think they can achieve. Is that fair? Every child deserves a chance.
Now, you're still all probably not convinced so I have just two questions to ask. How many of you have NOT watched a Disney film, EVER? And how many of you can sit through a Disney film now and not remember your childhood and the excitement you got from seeing the seven dwarfs or the fairy godmother? There's my point. I might only be a film maker but in every single one of my films there's a moral. A moral to teach a child the way of life. In Snow White, I taught them the value of true friendship. In Beauty and the Beast - I taught them that it's the inside that counts and that looks don't matter. Most importantly in the Little Mermaid, I taught them to follow their hearts no matter what stands in your way.
Children are the only things in the world that matter. Their happiness is MY LIFE. Remember, I gave them something to believe in.
There are probably people in this balloon with me like Mother Theresa, Martin Luther King, and Rosa Parks and as much as I admire and respect everything that they have done for us, I can't help but feel as if something has been missed. Adults were consulted in the STOP SEGREGATION campaign but once again it was a case of 'children must be seen and not heard.'
I have created and envisioned hundreds of films and books but not one has not had a happy ending. Why should children fear the future? They should not, like Peter Pan they should learn that the future is something that needs to be embraced. Now days there are so many depressing areas of our lives that needs to be lightened up and children need to be given hope. And I have given them something to believe in. Somebody needed to tell them that dreams really do come true. My dream was to help children across the world and give them inspiration, I managed it. I managed to create a whole world of magical fantasy and imagination for children to marvel in and LOVE. Between every well functioning family is a happy child and behind every happy child is a Disney story. Whether it is Tarzan or jungle book for the boys or Cinderella and Sleeping beauty for the girls, a happy ending is a happy ending.
You know, there is no segregation and most people are equal nowadays but can you honestly tell me that every child is happy? No, they're not. I need to stay in this balloon and make the world a better place again. The man that created the irresistible impossible needs to stay alive and keep the reality of a dream come true believable.
Every person needs a Disney character to love and cherish and remember. I've started my dream and now I need to see it through. In for a penny, in for a pound.
I need to keep creating memories. Inspiring imaginations and Inspiring children. Now you know my reasons so in the words of Cinderella fairy godmother "The rest is up to you. Put it together and what have you got, Bipity bopity boo."