Lessons from Space Jam

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There’s still plenty to learn as the cinema celebrates its 24 th anniversary

On November 15, 1996, athletics culture was varied irrevocably. Attentions opened wider, hope rekindled among a walk contemporary of boy, the power of believing in yourself shined down into a dark abyss and helped all of us scramble to safer sand. Space Jam had been released.

You know the story well enough by now — some diminutive creatures on a quest for self-confidence gain jaw-dropping basketball abilities simply to be denied their dreams by a group of more “desirable” characters led by a professional basketball player who hoarded success for himself. But while the underdogs were disavowed a fortunate dissolving, those little aliens taught us all a lesson we shouldn’t lose sight of.

Believe in yourself and have some fun.

One of the few certainties in life is that you will be faced with challenges. While some will naturally be more serious than others, everything’s easier if you find a way to impart a little fun. Your boss/ journalist hatches some are projected to enslave talented earthlings for his amusement park? On paper that sounds like a total drag, but examine a bit deeper and you’ll find ways to have a laugh! By putting their heads down and carried out under, the Nerdlucks lucked into meeting Bill Murray AND Newman. Just try to imagine a basketball game with those two that doesn’t include a duo chuckles. Ha ha.

Now, I must admit it’s been a while since I’ve watched the movie or even this Rewinder, but I’m going to stop this short so I can go now do that — and give you a chance to as well. Or, prance down to the comments and let’s have some fun, share a laugh, enjoy a moment together.

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