While on a long flight recently, and looking for something to pass the time, I came across the movie Captain Fantastic. Simply put, Captain Fantastic is a story of love and endurance, loyalty and authenticity. It is a story about a family searching for health and contentment, a family who is challenged and who faces life head on, embracing the challenges and becoming stronger through them.
In the movie there is no shame about truth, and there is a level of honesty and transparency that at times is uncomfortable to watch, but it so beautiful too. Moreover, the movie incited dreams in me about how I could be living a life that reflects true, pure living, casting off things that are unnecessary and embracing a whole life, full of adventure, usefulness, consideration of others, and responsibility. It made me wonder, how can I determine my path and build these ideas into my life, how can I share these ideas with my husband and children, how we can help each other practice them and hold one another accountable?