Can We Fix It? Maybe not.

What Tomorrowland (2015) Taught Me

Tomorrowland isn’t a good movie.  If you enjoyed it, I’m happy for you, but it was a bad film by all counts.   But even in some of the worst movies I watch, I often find something redeeming and that’s true of this one.

There’s a scene – I’ll go so far to say the best scene in the film – where Casey, our protagonist, is in class with her hand raised.  Her teachers constantly move from one destructive world issue to another, all the while passing up the chance to call on her.  When the final teacher does, Casey asks the only question that anyone should.

“Can we fix it?”

This is the right question.  For all the struggles we see today, there is one simple thing to ask of each problem faced.  Can we fix it? Incredibly, it’s the simplest question to ask, but definitely not as simple to answer.  In many cases of the world’s problems, I believe the answer is no.  No, I don’t think we’ll be able to stop over population, war or global warming.  But I also have hope there will be some things we can solve.

Lesson 2: Sometimes the answer to “can we fix it” is no. But at least this gives you a place to start your next move.

I believe we can solve emission gases, deforestation and even world hunger.  With the right minds in place doing what is necessary, I think it’s possible. I do believe that.

So think of the biggest problem plaguing yourself or your community today.  Maybe it’s crime or poverty.  Maybe it could be racism.   Maybe it’s something much more personal, like debt, family issues or relationship trouble. Now ask yourself the question and be honest with your answer.  Can we fix it?

Whatever the answer is, it’s giving you a place to start from.


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