Your Circle of Life
What is the Circle of Life? It's every living thing connected to another. It's how we treat our environment. It's how we respect each other. Mufasa tells Simba that all creatures depend on each other – we all have our place in the Circle of Life.
Throw a pebble into a still pond and what happens? The pebble crates a rippling effect on the entire body of water, with each ripple impacting the next. We all live in many circles, each one important to us, each one connected to the others. Just as we can continue to see the remnants of the previous ripples on the pond even as new ripples appear, so our actions are informed by all that came before.
YOU: Just as Simba needs to find out who he is, you must find your own place in the Circle of Life. Who and what helps you become you?
US: As the circles begin to widen, your family, your friends, your teachers and teammates are all in your circle. How do you help each other? How are you connected?
THE WORLD: The circles grow wider still. Beyond thinking about how we're connected to family and friends, how are we connected to ever living creature? How do our actions affect the world? What can we do to strengthen the Circle of Life?
Photo by Joan Marcus, Copyright Disney Theatrical Productions