was one of my favourite quotes in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (excellently gross movie! But it seems I’m the only one who thinks the food rain and spaghetti typhoon was gross. I felt full after the movie).

Flint Lockwood’s mom truly believed in her crazy son’s dream to become an inventor despite his numerous failures. She didn’t ask him to tune it down, no ‘buts’ and ‘ifs’ and ‘maybe you could…instead’. Just the world needs your originality.

When parents tell their children to dream big, the unspoken lingers in the air, and the young people can fill in the blanks. Some parents secretly want to say, “Dream big but dream practical. Dream our dreams.” But young people with creative aspirations – the budding artists, musicians, writers, actors and dancers of the world – don’t want the practical. They want the improbable. And they need family support.

I found that here while doing some research.