Chapter 3You Better Believe It

When you believe a thing, believe it implicitly and unquestionably.9

Walt Disney

When Walt Disney was still an infant, his family moved from Chicago to a farm in Marceline, Missouri, about 100 miles east of Kansas City. Farm life is hard and demanding, and a growing boy, then as now, always has chores to do. But after the barn was mucked out or the apples picked, young Walt would lie in the grass and gaze up at the Missouri sky or watch insects and butterflies flit overhead. These were memories that he treasured all his life.

From those early years growing up in a rural environment, Disney formed beliefs and values that stuck with him throughout his life from which he never deviated. His love of nature, handsomely ...

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