Initially this post was reserved for writing about the medical world that continues to evolve, however, I want to focus on the power of observation and innovation.
Tomorrow, I leave for a 5-day trip to Disney World. It’s so interesting to observe people’s reactions when I tell people I’m going to Disney. The most common response is “have you ever been?” and its accompanied by a facial expression like “do you really know what you’re in for?”
For those of you who have never been to Disney World, it’s where dreams come true! Hahaha! Disney World is also one of the #1 locations in the United States that you can witness thousands of morbidly obese adults, children, and entire families. That must be why I get those facial expressions in response. It’s a place to see a pretty accurate representation of the American population.
I’ve been going to Disney my entire life and I’d like to give my past Disney experiences partial credit when I evaluate the health and technology awareness I’ve developed over my lifetime. The innovation in all the parks fascinated me and at the same time, I was observing that there were entire families who were traveling around the parks on motorized chairs because they were so fat. Entire families! My mind was blown away… and I was just a little girl.
After observing the American population over and over again from the same location, I recognized many trends. People eat and drink all the time/they will eat whatever is available, they rarely know how to dress or wear clothes that fit, and even in the wonderful world of Disney, surrounded by family and friends, people will still proceed to yell, scream, cry, vomit, and throw things. All of these trends point to one thing in my eyes: health. Change people’s health and you can change these observations.
I’m so excited to go this year because I’m curious to know what has changed and evolved since last time. I’m curious to know if the food vendors have changed to offer healthier options or if there are mile markers to know how far you’ve walked around the park. I’m curious to know if Disney is encouraging and promoting good health just like the rest of the country has started to do.
I’m excited for my own observations and what inspiration they bring! And I’m excited for what ideas I can bring back to Global Joy to help people achieve their best health!
The Walt Disney Company is a remarkable entity. It started as a small business creating comic animations in the 1920’s and actually went bankrupt almost immediately. Recovering quickly and insisting perseverance, it’s grown into a massive international entertainment and media enterprise.
Through all of the technology advancements throughout the past 95 years, they kept up and stayed successful. That’s growth, innovation, evolution, and adaptation at its finest. I’m sure as the rest of the country takes health more seriously, Walt Disney will innovate to represent the same message.
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