So many people have probably heard that the spinoff of Boy Meets World premiered in June 2014. Girl Meets World has been looked down upon simply because it is on the Disney Channel. Most people disregard the value that they show brings out. I started watching Girl Meets World and the show quickly drew me in. with season two I have quickly become enamored with the show. From the return of Boy Meets World characters such as Eric Matthews, Shawn Hunter and Mr. Turner, to the valuable life lessons and the impeccable portrayal by all the actors and actresses this show is well worth watching. Girl Meets World has brought me laughter, tears, and many different things to think about.
Here is a selection of some of the amazing lessons that have reached generations young and old so far.
In the episode titled Girl Meets Gravity, which is the season 2 opener. The characters Maya and Riley are trying to escape their parents who they feel are circling and hovering over their lives. They quickly learn through the death of a character, that is far from the case. The lesson taken from this episode was that We need to circle the ones we love for as long as they’re here. We need to hold them close because no matter how far we travel they are the ones who hold us in place. Its gravity and without it we would just all float away from each other. We never know how long our loved ones will be around. P.S. There’s a pretty nice surprise at the end of this episode!!!!
In the episode titled Girl Meets The Secret of Life Cory teaches this simple yet very true lesson, People Change People. The people we surround ourselves with, are the ones that have an impact and change our lives.
In the episode titled Girl Meets Mr Squirrels Riley Matthews is reintroduced to her Uncle Eric. She is in a fight with Maya and we all know what that can lead to…war. Lose one friend, Lose all friends. Lose yourself. This episode centers around Maya Hart and her insecurity about her height. After watching this episode, it really spoke to me. Topanga offers Riley and Maya some very valuable life advice that EVERYONE should follow.
It’s about going through life with the right attitude. We need to recognize people for who they are, and not what they look like, because it’s only our contribution to the world and each other that gives us any real stature.
In the episode Girl Meets Cory and Topanga Riley and Maya travel back in time to the year 1993 in search for Riley’s place in the world. Cory is teaching the class about taking the impossible things in their world and making a place for them. He uses a great analogy that turns into a wonderful message.
When you think you can’t do something, your world is as flat as a piece of paper. You hold your world in your hands. Nothing’s impossible if you take a shot.
The next beautiful message is from an episode called Girl Meets I am Farkle. This episdoe brought light to families with children on the Autism Spectrum. A brillantly written and directed episode. This episode was about living life under a certain label you are given. Cory takes the opportunity to teach the children about being who they are.
We’re all a unique collection of atoms and there’s only one of each of us. The only label you should wear is your name. Let your actions define you, because there’s another spectrum. How you live your life, what you do with whatever you’re given, how you treat the other people around you. These are your actions, this is your name, that’s who you are. Don’t live under a label, it gets in the way of who you are.
The episode titled Girl Meets Rileytown really bought this show to a new level. This episode tackled the very real issue of cyber bullying. The evolution in this episode was beautiful to watch and the moral at the end was just as wonderful. There’s nothing more valuable than friends when you have to go through life. But even if your friends aren’t around, even if you’re all alone there’s always someone to turn to. Rely on each other, grow together, but sometimes you have to grow by yourself. Whatever it is that makes its way to you. It’s just shadows from your intimidating world. Don’t live in the shadow, your growth can help you get back into the sun.
These are just snippets of what Girl Meets World has brought to viewers this season. It has recently boarded the roller coaster of emotions and feelings as the group of friends are about to enter high school. There are still plenty of episodes to tune into and I’m sure the lessons are going to be as spectacular as always! The next episode is titled Girl Meets The Forgiveness Project and I hear that tissues are a requirement, it airs Friday November 6th at 8:30
Thanks for reading and I hope this has intrigued you and that you give Girl Meets World a chance because it’s a wonderful show.
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