This quote by Marianne Williamson, has most commonly been associated with the media, through inspiring films such as Coach Carter, Akeelah and the Bee, and Invictus. It has resonated with me personally, because it articulates that we are not confined to any limit, only from the fear or doubt that we dispel upon ourselves.There are times throughout our lives where we may question our capabilities, due to the fact that we are hesitant to take risks necessary, to reach our full potential. When we break down our barriers of uncertainty, we increase the chances for “our light”, or our own individuality, passion to shine onto others, while simultaneously inspiring others to “do the same”. We are our own greatest critics, if we vocalize our creativity, notions, for the greater good of society, or to promote self-expression, we should not shy away from the impactful ripple effect that it can present. From these films about sheer will, determination, regardless of predispositions, it gives future generations, a beacon of inspiration and guidance that should be preserved.
Kayla U. -Section 1D08