When life, or an overshot jump, knocks down Maru, does Maru give up. Never! Maru just licks himself and keeps on going.
One could take other lessons from the Maru videos, such as the austerity of the backdrop that might remind us not only how much superfluous crap we have around our houses in the United States but how singularly bad we are at organizing and tidying that crap (or maybe I'm just projecting). But I hope we take from Maru a singular sense of determination and stick-to-it spirit, to not give up in the face of even the most daunting of obstacles, whether those obstacles are economic inequality, eroding public services, a mean boss, institutionalized racism, or cardboard. The world is not perfect. Far from it. And yet we persist and hopefully, in so doing, make the world a bit better -- maybe even more enjoyable for ourselves and others.
Go Maru. Conquer that box. And teach us all how to conquer the world.