For the whole speech, I was actually inspired by his words: “Children are amazingly adaptable. What would be grotesquely abnormal became my normality in the prisoner of war camps. It became routine for me to line up three times a day to eat lousy food in a noisy mess hall. It became normal for me to go with my father to bathe in a mass shower. Being in a prison, a barbed-wire prison camp, became my normality.”
As a cartoon-maker, I have always wanted to understand more about children and how they think. As an animator, I want to create animation that also suitable for adults but the movie still keep the innocent viewpoint of a kid. There were thoughts I used to have when I was a kid, but then they disappear as I grow up. Kids are amazing as they can see through things, straightforward to the core of problems whereas adults sometimes let their eyes and mind be fooled by the surrounded factors. Takei’s words remind me of one of the abilities I (and other people) used to have but have been long forgotten. One of the reasons why adults hardly accept the life in prison is because of its difficulty, as we have become ambitious and craving for the luxury, while kids don’t need those things- as they know the things are impermanence and therefore they don't need them.
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