Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.
Walt Disney faced opposition to Disneyland BEFORE it even got off the ground! While he was still dreaming about it.
“I had a little dream for Disneyland adjoining the studio,” he said. Little!? Who is he kidding?!
“I couldn’t get anybody to go with me because we were going through this financial depression.”
No money, no love, no encouragement … no location, no practical way of seeing Disneyland actually happen and still he had this ‘little dream for Disneyland.’
How many ideas have been squelched before they even got off the bench or before all the peanuts were gone?
Walt Disney, for whatever reason, could see what people could not see, when they could not see it, and a scale they could not imagine.
I wonder if I will be able to dream big dreams, not let anybody talk me out of them, and actually have the courage to act on them, to follow through on them and make them come to life.
“Find a good idea. Dog it.Work it. Until you make it happen.” Walt Disney.
Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.