Captain Planet

Posted: February 20, 2011 in Uncategorized

Anyone remember that ’80s environmentalist cartoon “Captain Planet?”  What about the catchphrase “You have the power?”  You do have the power.  I’m not talking environut, save the planet power.  I’m talking your own power.

You have the power to stand up for  what you believe in.  You have the power to do what you want with your life.  You have the power to make your own decisions.  And you have the power to be yourself.

Am I sounding like a bad ’90s PSA track yet?  The truth is, many people relinquish their power over their lives and desires to other people without realizing it.  How many times have you changed your mind on a major decision because someone else started downtalking it?
“What are you gonna do with THAT major?”
“Aren’t you too old to be having kids?”
“How are you going to live chasing that dream, Starvingartist?”
At the same time as you hear those naysayers,  do you still hear that little butterfly breath of  “Screw ’em, I can do this?”
That’s because you can, and you’re just being a weenie when you allow yourself to be talked out of your dreams and your passions.  You have the power to do anything you desire and you aren’t doing it.  Sounds like a pretty crappy superhero to me.  Put on you Tough Bitch Bra,  stand up to the fuckers that say “Y0u can’t”, heed that little butterfly voice,  and say “I have the power! I will.”

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