Boy Meets World was an important part of my life, and I’m sure most millennials would agree. It was that show that always made me laugh, yet also taught me a lesson in one way, shape, or form. If you haven’t seen the show, you are missing out. It was such a staple, that Disney Channel made a spinoff called Girl Meets World for the younger generation to try and enjoy a little piece of what we had.
He may not have been your favorite character, but we can’t argue enough how important Mr. Feeny was to the show. He was always there to catch Corey and Shawn in their moments of trouble. He was a stern teacher, just wanting his kids to learn something instead of letting their brains go to mush. He was the one who always made sure a lesson was learned, no matter what.
There is an iconic scene in the final episode of the series, where Mr. Feeny makes a quote that has stuck by me since I was a young girl. He said “Believe in yourselves. Dream. Try. Do good.” In the episode, Topanga tries to call him out for incorrect grammar, but Mr. Feeny responds with “No, I mean do good.”
We are all called to do good in this world. We are called to make a difference in our own lives and we are called to make a difference in the lives of others.
In the Leadership and Visioning Team for the Ambler Union, before it even had a name, we knew we wanted to create an environment where we could bring young adults together to learn how to do good in our everyday lives. We live in a world of hurt, fear, and shame, that is causing us to lose connection and relationship with one another. In this age of technology we can have friends without ever actually having to see anyone in person. It is our goal and our hope to combat this isolation and loneliness among young adults, to create a space where we can come together, face to face and be reminded of our importance in the world.
In the words of Mr. Feeny, our favorite school teacher, we are reminded and called to believe in ourselves, our abilities, our knowledge, our strengths; to dream about the possibilities; to try hard and keep trying even when we fail; and to always do good, for the benefit of ourselves and others.
- Courtney Smith
Ambler Union Curator