This Christmas eve, we took the kids to watch Moana the movie. As the story unfolded, I realized how relevant it is to the current times.
Set in older times, the story of Moana is of a about a spirited teenager who sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder and fulfill her ancestors’ unfinished quest. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demi-god Maui, and together, they traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous fiery creatures and impossible odds.
It’s a fun movie, except Malhar kind of lost interest towards the later half of the movie (when nothing was working in their favor). Anasuya, on the other hand was completely interested in the movie. It’s a good movie to watch with kids.
At the end of the movie, I told her about the analogy of Te Fiti and the Earth, and how removing the heart from mother Earth is similar to mining and removing the materials from Earth. Anasuya suddenly got it and came to conclusion that she needs to save the Earth.
This is what she came up with,
Broadly what Anasuya is saying is simple,
- Stop consuming resources at such a rapid rate, e.g turning off water is a simple and actionable step (she came up with this herself)
- Wasting of resources is another step towards taking care of the world
- Giving back the heart is another idea she came up with, however, I do not see that on paper!
If a seven year old child can come up with simple suggestions, surely, we can do better?