I couldn’t remember a single time when I said no to a Disney movie. They have been a part of my childhood and still hold a special place in my heart. After all, who wouldn’t want to get inspired by the determination and strengths of Disney females?
You could always rely on a Disney movie to restore your beliefs whenever they’re shaken because of the cruelties of the world.
Here’s a list of things I learned, from watching Disney movies, which you could relate to.
- Family love from Belle
- Having belief in own self from Rapunzel
- Standing up for yourself from Jasmine
- Multitasking from Cinderella
- Working hard from Tiana
- Determination from Anna
- Faking until you make it from Mulan
- Letting go from Elsa
- Power of curiosity from Moana
1. FAMILY LOVE FROM BELLE
Loving someone is easy but the difficult part is sacrificing ourselves for them. Belle from ‘Beauty and the Beast’ didn’t hesitate to change places with her father even if it meant living with a monstrous beast, for the rest of her life. Her love for her father was the only thing that matters to her.
2. HAVING BELIEF IN OWN SELF FROM RAPUNZEL
Rapunzel from ‘Tangled‘ was continuously told for 18 years by Mother Gothel that she couldn’t survive the world outside of her tower. But her belief in herself made her go for the thing she really wanted – to see the flying lanterns. Also, can we forget how she ended up being friends with everyone at Snuggly Duckling?
3. STANDING UP FOR YOURSELF FROM JASMINE
“I am not a prize to be won” is the most iconic line said by any Disney woman. Jasmine from ‘Aladdin‘ didn’t adjust according to others and wasn’t ready to live in the prison of social restrictions. She taught us to not settle for less at any cost and always have our own back.
4. MULTITASKING FROM CINDERELLA
Even though Cinderella seems like a damsel in distress who is waiting for her true love, she is much more than that. She is taking care of all the house chores on her own despite the unnecessary troubles her stepmother and step-sisters create for her. I mean, she really is the queen of multitasking.
5. WORKING HARD FROM TIANA
To achieve big you have to work for your dreams, this is something Tiana from ‘The Princess And The Frog‘ taught us. Even though people mocked Tiana for her dream of opening a restaurant she never gets affected by this. To her working hard for the career she chose was the only thing that mattered.
6. DETERMINATION FROM ANNA
Although Anna from ‘Frozen‘ doesn’t have any superpowers like her sister, she is no less. When during the coronation Elsa set an eternal winter on her kingdom, Anna was determined to bring everything as it was. Not only that, she even manipulated Kristoff, by buying him carrots, to help her find her sister.
7. FAKING UNTIL YOU MAKE IT FROM MULAN
We have seen Mulan struggle in her quest to become a warrior, through the song ‘I will make a man out of you’. But she presented herself as a warrior from the beginning which ultimately helped her to realize her true potential. Later, she was also able to defeat the invader – Shan Yu.
8. LETTING GO FROM ELSA
Elsa from ‘Frozen‘ had magical powers but she was always told to ‘conceal’ and ‘don’t feel’ which made her an anxious adult. She was trapped in a self-imposed prison, which she broke only after she decided to let go. This not only gave her the much-needed freedom but also taught us how easy things can be if we simply let them go.
9. POWER OF CURIOSITY FROM MOANA
Moana had a fascination for the ocean and always wanted to know how far she can go. Though her father – Chief Tui, didn’t share her views, he couldn’t stop his curious daughter from discovering their past. Neither from embarking on the adventurous journey to return the heart of Te Fitti, with a demigod Maui.
Disney Princesses are not only for kids’ entertainment but they also add values that sometimes even adults lack. This is why being an adult is no excuse for not wanting to watch a Disney movie. Especially when you can have a few hours of joy, hope, serenity, gratitude, amusement from your monotonous life.
Comment the name of your favorite Disney woman. Do you have any other Disney lessons?