“Dude, how do you know when they are ready?”
In the movie, Finding Nemo, Nemo’s father, Marlyn, asks the sea turtle an interesting quetsion: “Dude, how do you know when they are ready?”
In the movie you may remember Nemo being in the fish tank and becoming stuck in the air tube, all of the other fish wanted to rescue Nemo from a certain death. All except Gil. Gil could see that Nemo was perfectly capable of getting out of the tube for himself. Nemo on the other hand was told his entire life by his father that he couldn’t swim well because he had a bad fin. Nemo promptly relayed this message to Gil. Yet Gil didn’t buy it. He could see that Nemo could indeed save himself and he told him so. So what could Nemo do? Nothing. Nothing that is, except, perform. He had to save himself because he had no other choice. He had to get out of the air tube himself or he would die. When put to the test by Gil, Nemo passed with flying colors. He got himself out of the air tube and quickly realized that he COULD do it himself. Gil instantly gave Nemo the gift of self-accomplishment and confidence that his father had unintentionally robbed Nemo of his entire life.

Nemo’s Father taught us failure is necessary for success!
I find it interesting that Nemo had a crippled fin and wonder if he was crippled because his father never allowed him to swim very far from home. Because, after all, there are many dangers out in the ocean…like sharks! Nemo’s father was so overprotective of him that he didn’t give him the skills necessary to develop confidence and the life skills he needed to deal with the dangers of the ocean,

I just can't afford anymore delays and you're one of those fish that cause delays. Sometimes its a good thing. There's a whole group of fish; they're called delay fish. No, of course I like you. It's because I like you, I don't want to be with you. It's a complicated emotion.~

No! I didn't come this far to be breakfast!~

Good feeling's gone

Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming, swimming swimming. What do we do? We swim, swim, swim. ...are you my conscience?~

Dory: I suffer from short term memory loss. It runs in my family... At least I think it does... Where are they?"

Nigel: Hi there. Sorry if I took a snap at you at one time. Fish gotta swim, birds gotta eat."

Pearl: See this tentacle? Its actually shorter than all my other tentacles, but you cant really tell, especially when I twirl them like this.

Marlin: Alright, we are excited. First day of school, here we go! We're ready to learn and get some knowledge!

Dory: That's a funny thing to promise. If nothing ever happens to him, then nothing will ever happen to him.