Week 2: My Heroe’s Journey

 

Travelling and going towards new countries and meeting new people is the best way to make any endeavor to change myself. And as I got in my hands, and as Og Mandino says : “the charts which  guide  me through perilous water to shores edict only yesterday seemed but a dream” …

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To go through the threshold and exploring “terrae incognitae” for me is the one of the best ways to improve myself.

Twoo weeks ago, I told you that I was out of home for 2 months and a half, going to New Zealand, Australia and finishing by Hong Kong.

Four days ago, Monique and I just arrived in Melbourne from Christchurch, after driving 3,000 kms…

And still with you in harmony because as this Maori’s song says :

He aha te mea nui i te ao ?
What is the most thing important in the world ?
He tangata 
He tangata
He tangata
It’s the people
It’s the people
It’s the people
Kiora

Week 1: “Here I am one more time…”

Another big challenge this year, as I did the first time when I took this course, three years ago. When MKMMA started, I was in Portland (Oregon) for one month and this year I’ll be out of home for two months and a half, going to see my friends and to meet new ones in New Zealand, Australia and Hong Kong, coming back one week before Christmas! I heard the little voice in my head: “Too old! too busy! too tough! too more!… Why don’t you do nothing ? You worked hard all your life, now it’s time to have a rest…and so on…”  What the little voice doesn’t understand, it’s that “Today I begin a new life” as Og Mandino says in The Scroll Marked I. And if I think about it, every day, every minute, every second I begin a new life. Yesterday is no more, to morrow is not yet. Only the present moment is important and I must focus all my energy and  thoughts ont it.

I am not alone in this journey, even if above MKMMA’s journey I take a real one, travelling far from my home and my country, going to meet other countries and other people. The two previous years, it was a fantastic experience with wonderful teams all around the world, with the same spirit, and with the will to succeed in all our goals and mine. This year is beginning with new challenges and I keep going on my way.

I am not alone. For 26 weeks, I’ll do the work, I’ll read the blogs, I’ll follow human adventure through this Mastermind. And the rhythm will be done by Mark, Davene and all this brilliant staff, and with you all, co-creater of our journey…

This adventure is also possible with two strong pillars : Mandino and Haennel who are huge guides, giving advices, sharing experiences and overwhelming obstacles. And re-reading Scrolls and The Master Key, I find new nuggets, through the lines. It was as if I were blind. And “as failure… is alien to my life… I an prepared for wisdom and principles which will guide me out of the shadows into the sunlight of wealth, position, and happiness far beyond my post extravagant dreams until even the golden apples in the Garden of Hesperides will seem no more than my just reward.” And what is very important beginning  “a new life” is to reject bad habits and to acquire new habits, but “good habits”. And the only way to reach that goal is to train myself repeating again and again.

Overall, the key of this training is to understand well the difference between the world within and the world without. “We are related to the world within by the subconscious mind” and “we are related to the world without by the objective mind” (Haennel, I-22). Haennel insists about our attitude of mind, which “necessarily depends upon what we think” (I-3). And he follows telling that is true, because I must “be” before I can “do”. And I can “do” to extent which I “am”. And what I “am” depends upon what I “think” (I-4).

Week 23: “Yep! I got it…!”

After 23 weeks of this fabulous journey with the Master Key Experience and this unbelievable Mark J’s team, I am now proud to tell myself that I am “Wole, Perfect, Strong, Powerful, Loving, Harmonious and Happy” ! Yep, I made it! My Old BluePrint is definitely gone. I am totally free… Free from my fears, free from my doubts, free from my ego, free from myself… I become what I think about (Earl Nightingale) and I have only one word to think about too : ACTION!

As Napoleon Hill told us in Think and Grow Rich, “I succeed by attracting to myself the forces I wish to use, and the cooperation of other people (…) and I eliminate hatred, envy, jealousy, selfishness ans cynicism, by developing love for all humanity, because I know that a negative attitude toward others can never bring me success.” And does it seem to me that people change? Not really, but my relationship with others changed. When I go outside, I always have a smile on my face. And the reaction is immediate. They don’t all smile at me, but I feel much more comfortable, as if I were in a forest, where branches and leaves moved away gradually as I am moving forward. Like in a fairy tales! But my world is a fairy tale while  adults’ world is a nightmare…! And it reminds me that I already killed the old man within, so the kid is still inside of me, laughing…! Wherever I go, the best gift I may bring to others is a smile… to share with people I encounter. And my power is myself, because I am just being myself, genuine, authentic and not the copy of a copy.

And what about of the world they all want I believe as my reality. With my mental diet’s weapon that I already initiated 7 years ago I tell everybody asking me:

“Dom, did you see the News?”

“No!”

“Didn’t you see this terrible suicide attack in…”

“No! But I am full of compassion for the innocent victims and I am full of love and gratitude for their parents and their friends. But I will never change my decision: Resist…

If they plan for yourself a well organized life
Where they’ll forget you quickly
If they make you dance on a music without feeling
As a love we leave
If you realize that life is not there
When you get up on the morning
Without knowing where you’re going

Resist
Give them the proof that you are here
Come on, look for your happiness everywhere
Don’t accept this selfish world
Resist
Follow your heart which insists
Come on, this world is not yours
Struggle, sign and persist
Resist

So much freedom for a few happiness
Does it worth it ?
If they made you turn to deny your mistakes
It’s not for that we love you
If you realize that love is not there
And at night you go to bed
Without any dream within

Resist
Give them the proof that you are here
Come on, look for your happiness everywhere
Don’t accept this selfish world
Resist
Follow your heart which insists
Come on, this world is not yours
Struggle, sign and persist
Resist

Dance for the birth of the world
Dance for all those who are afraid
Dance for the thousands hearts
Who are entitled to happiness…
Resist {3x}

Resist
Give them the proof that you are here
Come on, look for your happiness everywhere
Don’t accept this selfish world
Resist
Follow your heart which insists
Come on, this world is not yours
Struggle, sign and persist
Resist…

The only one  thing to do is to convince people, as Mahatma Gandhi did it  by loving and giving virtuousness’ example:

“I am not a visionary. I claim to be practical idealist. The religion of nonviolence is not meant merely for the rishis and saints. It is meant for the common people as well. Nonviolence is the law of our species as violence is the law of the brute. The spirit lies dormant in the brute and he knows no law but that of physical might. The dignity of man requires obedience to a higher law-to the strength of the spirit.”

Sitting and meditating gives me energy, power and wisdom. I always “give hope for joy, affluence, kindness and love, consciously with every encounter, regardless of the brevity.” Now, I am able to listen to people, even if  I don’t agree with what they are saying, I respect without fear. I am observing constantly, staying open minded. And when I understand that they want me to be drowned with them, calmly and gently I quit the conversation, because I am at my best.

Today I begin a new life. 

I greet this day with love in my heart.

I persist until I succeed. 

I am nature’s greatest miracle.

I live this day as if it is my last.

Today I am master of my emotions.

I laugh at the world ! (Og Mandino, The Greatest Salesman in the World)

Week 21: “Laissons Entrer le Soleil” “Let The Sun Shine In”

I already crossed The Hero’s Journey’s threshold. My Old Blueprint is definitely gone. Now I AM!  I am my trueself, independent and free. It took me two years and two Master Key Experience to reach this goal…

Now, as “the moon is in the Seventh House (…) then peace will guide the planets and love will steer the stars”, so I decided to Let The Sunshine In My Heart and my life changed, because “I greet this day with love in my Heart.” (Og, Scroll Marked II)

When I get up, every morning I am a new man, because “I begin a new life” (Og, Scroll Marked I), and I am in harmony with all of you, my Master-Key-Experience’s friends ! I wash myself, I brush my teeth, and I train my mind to become the “person I intend to become” with a New Blue Print, involved with this training, but totally free and independent from others, as “I know that I have the ability to achieve the object of my Definite Purpose in Life.” (Self Confidence Formula, Blue Print Builder)

I am an observer, with no opinions. My “greatest weapon” is my kindness. And I am irresistible !   I never forget to “eliminate hatred, envy, jealousy, selfishness, and cynicism, by developing love for all humanity…” (Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill)

“When I am tempted to criticize I bite on my tongue.” (Og, Scroll Marked II)

With Benjamin Franklin Makeover, I test my 12 virtues, so they become a second nature…

I stay committed to the 5 Habits of “Compound Complex Progression”, with 3 Gratitudes, 2 Random Acts of Kindness, writing on card with 1-2 sentence “Mini -journal” statement of a positive experience from the day, Exercise and Sit !

I don’t need any more watch. My Compass is my GPS !

I keep flashing through the stacks of index cards I’ve created to remind be all what I did, who I met, with whom I shared… And I know that “I’m becoming a self-reliant and successful person.”

Last but not least, for my Sit, as Haanel said, this week “I concentrated on the Truth. Realizing that the Truth makes me free. Realizing that I am externalizing in my environment my inherent soul potencies. Realizing that the Silence offers an ever-available and almost unlimited opportunity for awakening the highest conception of Truth. Trying to comprehend that Omnipotence itself is absolutely silence, all else is change, activity, limitation. Silent thought concentration is therefore the true method of reaching, awakening, and then expressing the wonderful potential power of the world within.” (The Master Key 21-28)

Week 18: ” ‘Demain’ after ‘Yesterday’! “

“Yesterday”

Yesterday all my troubles seemed so far away.
Now it looks as though they’re here to stay.
Oh, I believe in yesterday.

Suddenly I’m not half the man I used to be.
There’s a shadow hanging over me.
Oh, yesterday came suddenly.

Why she had to go, I don’t know, she wouldn’t say.
I said something wrong, now I long for yesterday.

Yesterday love was such an easy game to play.
Now I need a place to hide away.
Oh, I believe in yesterday.

Why she had to go, I don’t know, she wouldn’t say.
I said something wrong, now I long for yesterday.

Yesterday love was such an easy game to play.
Now I need a place to hide away.
Oh, I believe in yesterday.

 Mm mm mm mm mm mm mm

In this song, if The Beatles believed in Yesterday, after going to see the French movie “Demain/Tomorrow”, definitely I don’t want to look backward and I am so happy to leave my Old Blue Print to enter into new life, a new era…

As Haanel said: “A new civilization is being born; customs, creeds, and precedent are passing; vision, faith and service are taking their place. The fetters of tradition are being melted off from humanity (…) thought is being liberated and truth is rising full robed before an astonished multitude.”

Now “Demain” Maintenant “Tomorrow”

Every media tells us every day that there will be pretty soon a tragically lack of energy, food and water on earth. Expressing our dissatisfaction, blaming and going to big rallies is no more the answer to this no return point. People are stuffed with bad news, disasters, and we can’t say to our children and grand children that there are no solutions.

As Gandhi said: “Example is not the main thing in influencing others, it is the only t hing.” So a thirty-year-old team decided to travel and find people who decided to change the world by examples. Respecting nature and men. Having another way to do farming. Other education and democracy forms. They met these persons who are involved to write another story…

They tell us that it is not to late.

Telling another story  and showing what this world could be…

D E M A I N

T O M O R R O W

 

Week 17a: “Now I’m giving me permission…”

Now I’m giving permission

to be myself

to be in good shape physically an f intellectually

to be happy

to appreciate myself

to do my best

to always keep my promises

to tell what I think, with kindness

to see my friends

to do it now

to contact everybody I meet

to be friendly

to be generous

to let others to tell what they think

to have my little secret

to build a 10,000 people list

to come to Kauai Live Event in 2017

to play piano everyday

to learn Japanese everyday

to sit and meditate 15 minutes a day

to take care of myself

to say to my wife “I Love You”

to say to my children and grand children “I Love You”

to tell my friends “I Love You”

to improve myself

to accept and welcome people as they are

to let people what they want to do

to get vent to joy

to be my True Self

to get free rein to imagination

to be indifferent towards other’s eyes

to be autonomous

to be free

to be in love

to be flexible

to make a decision

to cry

to burst out laughing

to enjoy myself

to let things going on

to be open-minded

to be fond of life

to dream

to live my human life in all circumstances (Joseph Campbell)

to thank Life everyday

Week 17: “Franklin Makeover? Just fabulous!”

I am very surprised by the power of personal commitment. And it works wonderfully. I couldn’t imagine how powerful it could be to choose one virtue a week and watch what happened. In order of appearance, I chose Decisiveness, Kindness and then Self Control.

The first one, Decisiveness, is quite a challenge, because my Old Blue Print was still there with his cousin Procrastination! With a constant training, now things are moving and actually I love to make decisions.

The Second one, Kindness, is amazing, because there is an instant answer to Kindness. And for me it is not a challenge but a new way of life! When I am smiling to everyone I meet, if they pay attention at me, instantly their faces change, and our thoughts are connecting instantly together. It is also a strong way to live altogether, to take care of people, to love them and make a change in their life. At first, people are not very used to do like this. And then you may encounter them, you speak with them and you make new friends… Opening a door for a person carrying heavy packs… exchanging with a pedestrian how lucky she was to cross a street safely… philosophizing about the little things – but so important – about life… giving an advice or information to a foreigner visiting my city… And doing like this I am enlightening my true self and other’s one…

At this occasion, I want to make you a gift, about the “Guy in The Glass”. It is a scene from a French movie directed by Luc Besson “S’aimer Pour Mieux Aimer les Autres” (Love Yourself To Better Love Others)

But the most spectacular is Self- Control. To tell the truth Self Control was my weaker virtue. I couldn’t tolerate any critics, neither a piece of advice. My Old Blueprint was fathead as I couldn’t imagine… Anytime when we were, my wife and I, alone a particularly in our car, travelling. It was quite a nightmare… Now with Franklin Makeover, everything is cool and fine. No more argument between us. With a total concentration, I listen to what my wife says, without interrupting her. And mostly I agree with what she is saying. Now, Life is much more comfortable. The peak was during my trip in Italy.  In a one week, I registered 95 times with a total Self-Control. And I’m doing the same with everyone I meet… Isn’t that huge ?

Thanks Benjamin Franklin, thanks Mark and Davene, thanks Master Key Experience. Thanks all of you my MKMMA’s partners!

And As sang Colin Vearcombe don’t forget that life is fantastic and that as Og Mandino says “I am nature’s greatest miracle.” When colin Vearcombe composed “Wonderful Life”, it was in response to a catalogue disasters : “I had been a couple of car crashes, my mother had had a serious illness, I had been dropped by a record company, my first marriage went belly-up and I was homeless. Then I sat down and wrote this song…” 

And you know what, Colin Vearcombe, just died on January 26 2016, after a car accident aged 53!

But life is going on, and thanks Colin!

Here I go out to sea again
The sunshine fills my hair
And dreams hang in the air
Gulls in the sky and in my blue eye
You know it feels unfair
There’s magic everywhere
Look at me standing
Here on my own again
Up straight in the sunshine

No need to run and hide
It’s a wonderful, wonderful life
No need to laugh and cry
It’s a wonderful, wonderful life

The sun’s in your eyes
the heat is in your hair
They seem to hate you
because you’re there
And I need a friend
oh I need a friend
to make me happy
Not stand here on my own
Look at me standing
Here on my own again
Up straight in the sunshine

No need to run and hide
It’s a wonderful, wonderful life
No need to laugh and cry
It’s a wonderful, wonderful life

I need a friend, oh I need a friend
To make me happy, not so alone
Look at me here
Here on my own again
Up straight in the sunshine

No need to run and hide
It’s a wonderful, wonderful life
No need to laugh and cry
It’s a wonderful, wonderful life

No need to run and hide
It’s a wonderful, wonderful life
No need to laugh and cry
It’s a wonderful, wonderful life

Wonderful life
Wonderful life

Week 16: “Haanel, Campbell, Mark&Davene and I…”

Three years ago when Luc Griffet sent me a SMS to know if I could understand English, I answered him that I was doing my best. Immediately, he gave me the MKMMA’s link for scholarship. Initially I missed the course because I didn’t follow well the instructions , and as I didtn’t have pushing “Done” at the end of the application form, I was invited for the next session. Last year I did well and this year, day by day, I’m still proving my future self. And what a Journey this Master Key Experience!

I am just reminding Help’s song from the Beatles (1965! I was 20) and now I consider that I got the same reactions as them. Just read and listen.

Help ! (A L’aide !)

Help, I need somebody,
A l’aide, j’ai besoin de quelqu’un,
Help, not just anybody,
A l’aide, pas simplement n’importe qui,
Help, you know I need someone, Help !
A l’aide, tu sais que j’ai besoin de quelqu’un, à l’aide !

When I was younger, so much you younger than today,
Quand j’étais jeune, bien plus jeune qu’aujourd’hui,
I never needed anybody’s help in any way.
Je n’ai jamais eu besoin de l’aide de qui que ce soit en aucune façon.
But now these days are gone, I’m not so self assured
Mais maintenant cette époque est révolue, je n’ai plus la même assurance
Now I find I’ve changed my mind and I opened up the doors.
Maintenant je trouve que j’ai changé de façon de voir les choses et j’ai fait en sorte que des portes se sont ouvertes.

Hep me if you can, I’m feeling down
Aide-moi si tu peux, j’ai le cafard
And I do appreciate you being round
Et j’apprécie vraiment que tu sois là (pour moi)
Help me, get my feet back on the ground
Aide-moi,à avoir de nouveau les pieds sur terre
Won’t you please, please help me !
Pourras-tu je t’en prie, je t’en prie me venir en aide !

And now my life has changed in oh so many ways,
Et maintenant ma vie a changé à tellement de niveaux,
My independence seems to vanish in the haze.
Mon indépendance semble disparaître dans la brûme.
But every now and then I feel so insecure,
Mais à tout moment je me sens tellement en insécurité,
I know that I just need you like I’ve never done before.
Je sais que j’ai simplement besoin de toi comme je n’en ai jamais eu besoin auparavant.

When I was younger, so much you younger than today,
Quand j’étais jeune, tellement plus jeune qu’aujourd’hui,
I never needed anybody’s help in any way.
Je n’ai jamais eu besoin de l’aide de personne de quelque manière que ce soit.
But now these days are gone, I’m not so self assured
Mais maintenant cette époque est révolue,je n’ai plus la même assurance
Now I find I’ve changed my mind and I opened up the doors.
Maintenant je trouve que j’ai changé de façon de voir les choses et j’ai fait en sorte que des portes se sont ouvertes.

It was absolutely true that “when I was younger, so much you’re than today, I never needed anybody’s help in any way.” I was totally under my parents’ influence, and of my teachers and my friends. And I paid lot of attention about what the people were thinking, telling, writing. My old Blue Print was very, very thick ! I can say he took me lot of disappointments to change my way of thinking and living and it’s not a so long time that I began to open my eyes and open my mind and try to think by myself and not copying anymore others to imitate someone!

“But now, these days are gone, I’m not so self assured, now I Find I’ve changed my mind and I opened up the doors!” Why? Just by joining the Master Key Master Mind Alliance and doing the work, digging harder everyday to become another one but a TRUE ONE!

Thanks to Mark and Davene, I discovered how powerful is my mind, because “I AM WHOLE, PERFECT, STRONG POWERFUL, LOVING, HARMONIOUS AND HAPPY” and if, last year, Haanel‘s lessons were quite hard to assimilate, now Charles F. Haanel is familiar for me. I love particularly this quotation (The Master Key – Part Seven):

“Life is growth, and growth is change, each seven years period takes us into a new cycle. The first seven years is the period of infancy. The next seven the period of childhood, representing the beginning of individual responsibility. The next seven represents the period of adolescence. The fourth period marks the attainment of full growth. The fifth period is the constructive period, when men begin to acquire property, possessions, a home and family, The next from 35 to 42 is a period of adjustment and recuperation, so as to be ready for a new cycle of sevens beginning with the fiftieth year.”

Now I am keep going and I am ready to pursue those cycles to “bring (myself) to realization of the important fact that harmony and happiness are states of consciousness and do not depend upon the possession of things. That things are effects and come as a consequence of correct mental states.” (Haanel, 16/35)

Another big discovery is Joseph Campbell and his Heroe’s Journey! And most of all, as I am still curious, after seeing the last Star Wars serial, I began to read Joseph Campbell’s books. One is Campbell’s general survey: “The Hero With Thousand Face” and the other one: “Power of Myth”. The Power of Myth is the transcription of interviews that gave Joseph Campbell to Bill Moyers at George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch, between 1985 and 1986. This is the result of 24 hours’ shooting, produced by Public Broadcasting Service. And as we know, the Campbell’s studies about myths and mythology are the most successful studies on that subject. To give a brief outline about Campbell’s huge knowledge, Bill Moyers relates what Joseph Campbell overheared between an American philosopher and a Shintoist priest. “We attended many ceremonies and visited a lot of your sanctuaries, the American philosopher said, but I can’t understand neither the Shinto’s ideology, neither theology.” The Japanese priest deeply gave it a lot of thought and answered: “I don’t think we have ideology, neither theology. We, we just dance.”

 

Week 15: “We decided to live our dreams…”

We decided to live our dreams, not to dream our lives,

Life is a fight without break. We must fight without a rest,

Decided to do what to do to reach the top,

Live before dying,

No way to give up,

Slowly, smoothly, but safely we want to move forward,

Heads full of ideas, we’ll do our best to realize’em

We’re not supermen, but we’re determined to make our dreams come true!

This Week 15 is very important with the start of Ben Franklin’s virtues. And I chose DECISIVENESS, as it takes me efforts to quit Procrastinating! And now in the MKMMA course is time for me to look backward and to see from where I started and what I am becoming to be.

Doing the work is a big challenge, and I am doing my best even lot of events tried to disturb me from my journey. It reminds me Earl Nightingale when he’s defining SUCCESS. For him “success is anyone who is realizing a worthy predetermined ideal, because that’s what he or she decided to do… deliberately.” And you know the difference between people who succeed and others who don’t? Easy. The difference is goals. “People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going. It’s that simple. Failures, on the other hand, believe that their lives are shaped by circumstances … by things that happen to them … by exterior forces.” Og Mandino reminds us that only “Good habits are the key to all success” (The Scroll Marked I). And what is impressive is “Once you make a decision, the Universe conspires to make it happen.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Progressing in the course, today I am proud of 2 main things. First I practice Mental Diet and it makes me happy. I don’t blame anymore and “When I am tempted to criticize, I bite on my tongue…” Og (The Scroll Marked II). Second, as I listen more an more people, I am still giving NO OPINIONS, as I am becoming a non-judgmental OBSERVER. And for me that is very important. Formerly, I had opinions about everything and I was addicted on politics. Now I don’t read any paper, neither I watch TV… And when people are “telling me the world” through their mind’s filter and other’s opinion without forgetting journalists, I am very attentive and I am listening to them, all ears. You know what?  Others’ reactions are incredible as they do not understand I don’t give no opinions on everything and everywhere.

As you know in France, 2015 was a very tough year, as people were hit by blind terrorism… And with all my heart’s compassion for the victims, I didn’t waste my time watching and reading comments on what to do, what to think.

Telling the truth, no opinions and mental diet is my way to meditate and to think by myself.

But frankly, I have a lot to do and I hope I’ll be in total harmony after these 3 months in front of me!

Week 14: “October Sky”

When The Soviet Union launched Sputnik, in October 4th 1957, I was twelve years old (Homer Hickam was two years elder than I). It was Cold War and Iron Curtain’s times. The world was managed by this two big giants USA and USSR… It was the balance-of-terror’s time… I remember that we were listening on the radio the beeps that the Sputnik emited from the space.

I am very impressed by October Sky (anagram for Rocket boys) movie, by the story and the protagonists. First of all, at that time, I wasn’t fascinated as Homer was, when he saw the satellite’s bright point moving in the Virginia dark sky  and got immediately stunned… staying alone and dreaming at the stars… At the Junior highschool, the Science Teacher Miss Reily said to the students: “Sputnik is a milestone in history” and asking  Homer what he’s thinking about it, he seems more interested by the girls in the class than what Miss Reily is telling him! But the seed is already germinating in his mind. And when he’s eating with his parents and his brother, he tells them: “I am going to build a rocket… like Sputnik” with his eyes sparkling as stars. This affirmation has the effect of a bomb in the family. They think that he has gone crazy and he is wasting his time. His father is very angry, because he wants his children working with him in the coal mine. And if Homer is leaving Coalwood, there is not anymore future for him and his son. Because John’s belief is that it is impossible for a red neck to  access to education… Later Homer says to his father: “Coal mine is your life… not mine!”

But what impressed me too in this movie is that I was rather as Jim, Homer’s brother, trying to have a football scholarship to attend college, as I loved playing Rugby, and I was team’s captain at the Junior High school. I was not interested at all by studies neither any rockets… And then, the last but not the least, in the movie, all those songs of the Fifties remind me my first sentimental’s feelings… “My Prayer” “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes” and “Only You” by The Plattters “That’ll Be The Day” by Buddy Holly and The Crickets… “Jailhouse Rock” by Elvis Presley… “Yakety Yak” by The Coasters… “… and the last but not the least… “Ain’t that a shame” by Fats Domino:

But Homer doesn’t care about Jim’s sarcasm and he is not discouraged by his failures. Watching on TV the Vanguard’s Launch his eyes are sparkling with a Burning Desire. At this moment he knows perfectly that he’ll be on the Wernher Von Braun’s NASA team (Visualization). He begins to buy and gather all the books and magazine about rockets. And then, in the junior high school’s dining hall, Homer teams up with Quentin, the school’s math geek who also has an interest in rocket engineering. And here is the dialog.

Quentin: “What do you want to know about rocket?”                                                                           Homer, with eyes lightening and with a smile: “Everything!”

At this moment, Homer is beginning his Mastermind. And with the strong and kind help of Miss Reily reminding him: “Sometimes you just can listening what anybody else says, just got listening inside!”

And no one could steal his dream… because Homer has a strong Positive Attitude. And his Plan of Action is clear. Renewing experiences, showing up his determination and capabilities, with a big victory by winning The Gold Medal National Science award, for The International Geo Physical Year (1957-1958)

Finally his father shows up for the last and big launch. He’s given the honour of pushing the firing button. As the rocket streams upward. And as the group looks up to the rocket, John slowly puts his hand on Homer’s shoulder and smiles. A very strong of pure and genuine emotional time between a father and his son. The father recognizing he was wrong to steel Homer’s dream…