We love our comfort zones. The safety of a warm blanket. We can cover our eyes to the troubles of the world. We can make a fort out of them. A tent to take on a long journey. Blankets create warm, safe spaces. That is why we wrap babies in them.
But what are we missing by not getting out of our comfort zones? What happens when we drop the blanket of safety and walk into the wilderness? We discover new things about ourselves.
Samuel Keating had a way to bring his students out of their safety nets of conformity in Dead Poets Society. He taught them the joy of poetry. He brought the ones who didn’t think they had it in them to be thinkers away from their blankets of captivity.
Here Is one of my favorite scenes. But to truly appreciate getting out of your comfort zone, I recommend you view the entire film.