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Valuable Life Lessons Disney Movies Can Teach Adults

Disney Bugs Life Versability Brian Penny Lifehack

Disney movies are great for keeping the kids entertained so you can get things done. However, the lessons these movies teach don’t just apply to children. Even though they’re cartoons, these classic Disney films impart life lessons even adults can learn from.

1. Tangled

Disney Tangled Versability Brian Penny Lifehack

…so does…all your hair glow like this? …even down there?

An overbearing mother grounds her daughter for life. As oppressed girls do when they come of age, the young girl goes wild and falls for the first man she meets. Soon, the girl teams with the older man to rebel against her mother. They live happily ever after until the girl realizes she’s just like her mother.

Lesson:The more you oppress a person, the more likely they are to do exactly what you don’t want them to.

2. Alice in Wonderland

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Watch your drinks, ladies…

Bored with her day-to-day life of privilege, young Alice begins taking drugs and chasing the white rabbit through Pan’s labyrinth. She travels to a small village in the Amazon where she drinks peyote tea and confronts her mommy issues. Like a typical American travelling overseas, Alice runs amok, eventually drawing the ire of local law enforcement. After inciting a riot, Alice is deported back home, where she now speaks with a pretentiously fake British accent, to the chagrin of friends and family.

Lesson: Sometimes you have to just take a chance and travel down the rabbit hole.

3. Meet the Robinsons

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Portrait of an American Family…

Two orphans take very different paths in life–one follows his dreams, while the other envies him for it. Years later, the envious orphan gives up on competing with his adult rival, and instead battles his son. Still a loser, he gets in touch with his inner child, which is the only child you’re allowed to touch in questionable ways.

Lesson: Jealously looks good on no one.

4. The Nightmare Before Christmas

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Next we’ll combine Valentine’s and St. Patrick’s Day…

Everyone’s celebrating Halloween, but Jack yearns for Christmas. Jack decides to begin taking over Christmas. Jack’s decision wreaks havoc on all holidays and towns in the world. Soon, Jack sees the error of his ways, and teams up with Santa to destroy the Boogey Man.

Lesson: Walmart puts their Christmas decorations out way too early.

5. A Goofy Movie

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Why don’t we ever talk about my mother?

A goofy, yet well-meaning, father takes his goofy teenage son on a road trip in order to bond. His son, however, isn’t interested in hanging out with dad–he wants a girl. After much miscommunication between the two goofs, dad finally decides to stop cock-blocking his son and let him grow up.

Lesson: You have to give your kid space to grow.

6. Hercules

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I’d like another layer of spray tan, please…

The most perfect human specimen has 100 problems, and a girl is just one. Caught up in his parents’ sibling rivalry, the man grows up poor. Overcoming all obstacles, Hercules saves the world, gets the girl, and lives happily ever after. Centuries later, the poor, muscular Hercules is reimagined as a skinny, wealthy carpenter.

Lesson: The more perfect someone looks, the bigger their problems are.

7. Wreck-It Ralph

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Good guy Ralph donated his cherry to the homeless…

Ralph has a problem–he’s a disrupter, and everyone hates him for it. He’s a grown man with no wife or kids, so he’s dedicated to his job. Desperate to fit in, Ralph leaves to earn a medal, befriending a young glitch along the way. Ralph’s quest earns him the respect and acceptance of his neighbors, although he still sleeps alone.

Lesson: Be compassionate to everyone, especially the outcasts.

8. Mulan

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I’m  sorry you’re disappointed the man you fell in love with is really a woman…

In order to save her father, Mulan pretends to be a boy and joins China’s Million Man Army. As the first woman in the military, Mulan easily outsmarts the brutish men, saves the emperor, and wins the heart of the general. This is one of few examples of consensual relations in the military. By comparison, women in the modern American military fight an Invisible War.

Lesson: Gender roles are overrated–anyone’s capable of changing the world.

9. A Bug’s Life

Disney Bugs Life Versability Brian Penny Lifehack

You gave birth to how many babies?!?

In a regimented world, one ant has an idea. Rather than blindly following orders, he seeks ways to make things more efficient for the entire colony, which annoys literally everyone but his best friend. When the grasshoppers attack, however, the ants rally around the quirky one to defeat their formidable foes and reinvigorate the colony.

Lesson: Listen to your employees; you never know what great ideas they may have.10. DinosaurDisney Dinosaur Versability Brian Penny Lifehack

Flat-earthers beware…

In the prequel to Ice Age, God punishes the dinosaurs for having been placed on Earth by the Devil for the sole purpose of tricking scientists into debunking Christianity. Somehow the cursed demons survive just a smidge longer.

Lesson: Evolution happened…deal with it.


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15 Life Lessons From Disney

Recently, I was realizing just how many wonderful life lessons there are to be learned from Disney movies and as I’ve been considering the things I hope to instill in my own children someday, I thought I would make a list of some of the ones that stuck out to me the most. These are just some of the life lessons I hope my kids, and yours, will learn from these Disney movies.

  • From “Up”: Appreciate the little things

    Throughout “Up”, Carl is pursuing the “big adventure” that he never got to have with Ellie, but in the end realizes that his relationship with Ellie was the real adventure. I hope you learn to take the time to appreciate the relationships in your life and stop to smell the roses and enjoy the journey – because it really is more about the journey than the destination as Carl discovered.

    From “Tangled”: Face your fears

    I hope you will learn to face your fears head on not let fear of failure keep you from trying – locked away in a tower – because you’ll never know if you never try. If things don’t turn out the way you had hoped? Well, then “just find a new dream”.

     

    From “Snow White”: Being Kind is Beautiful

    Being pretty is nice, but being kind is even better. Being the “fairest in the land” is worth nothing if you have an ugly heart and a mean spirit.

    From “Monsters Inc.”: Don’t judge a book by its cover

    Sometimes first impressions are wrong and you can’t tell what someone is like simply by looking at them, just as Sulley and Mike discovered of little Boo. I hope that you will learn not to judge others by their appearance and will get to know them for what’s inside, because that is what truly matters.

     

    From “Peter Pan”: You’re never too old to have fun

    There will come a time (probably when you are a teenager) when you might think you are too mature to be silly and have fun, but take a cue from Peter Pan and enjoy your youth. You can be responsible later.

     

    From “Toy Story”: Enjoy the present

    Don’t live in the past or worry about the future like Woody does throughout the movie. Just know that things change and will always be changing, so just try to enjoy the present. This is a life lesson for me as you are growing up oh-so-quickly as well!

     

    From “Beauty and the Beast”: Don’t settle

    When you are choosing a person to spend your life with, I hope that you never settle. Sure Belle could’ve settled for the Gaston, the man everyone thought she should be with, but then she would’ve missed out on her true love. True love is worth waiting for, so don’t be in a rush.

     

    From “Pocahontas”: Learn to accept differences

    Don’t be afraid of people who are different than you are. Our differences are what make us beautiful.

     

    From “Pinocchio”: Honesty is the best policy

    Pinocchio learned the hard way that telling lies can have negative consequences. Honesty really is the best policy.

     

    From “Finding Nemo”: Just Keep Swimming

    Dory gives some wise advice for when things get tough, “Just keep swimming”…life will trow plenty of rough patches your way, but don’t give up…you’ll get through it.

     

    From “Mulan”: You are strong and capable

    Yes you are a girl, but that does not mean that you are any less strong or capable because of it. Just like the warrior Mulan, you can accomplish great things little one.

     

    From “The Little Mermaid”: Remember where you came from

    It’s OK to change and grow and explore new things, but I hope that you will always remember where you came from and who you are.

     

    From “Cinderella”: Attitude is everything

    Even when circumstances weren’t the best, Cinderella chose to have a good attitude and stay positive. I hope that you will learn to do the same.

     

    From “Aladdin”: Money can’t buy happiness

    Aladdin thought that being rich would solve all his problems and give him all the things he desired, but in the end, he realized (as I hope you will) that relationships are more important than things and money can’t buy true happiness.

     

    From “Brave”: I will always love you

    There will be times when we will disagree. I may want different things for your life than what you want, but always know that even though we may not always see eye to eye…at the end of the day I will always love you and be there for you.


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37 Disney Quotes That Will Inspire You to Remarkable Success

There’s a lot of wisdom in all those Disney films — here are some of the best quotes to inspire you in business and in life.

1. “Venture outside your comfort zone. The rewards are worth it.” –Rapunzel (Tangled)

2. “All it takes is faith and trust.” — Peter Pan (Peter Pan)

3. “A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.” — Eeyore (Winnie the Pooh)

4. “Even miracles take a little time.” — Fairy Godmother (Cinderella)

5. “If you focus on what you left behind, you will never be able to see what lies ahead.” — Gusteau (Ratatouille)

6. “The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.” — The Emperor (Mulan)

7. “You control your destiny — you don’t need magic to do it. And there are no magical shortcuts to solving your problems.” — Merida (Brave)

8. “A true hero isn’t measured by the size of his strength, but by the strength of his heart.” — Zeus (Hercules)

9. “Don’t just fly, soar.” — Dumbo (Dumbo)

10. “In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun.” — Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins)

11. “Life’s not a spectator sport. If watchin’ is all you’re gonna do, then you’re gonna watch your life go by without ya.” — Laverne (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)

12. “The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem.” — Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean)

13. “Believe you can, then you will.” — Mulan (Princess Stories)

14. “Today is a good day to try.” — Quasimodo (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)

15. “If you don’t know where you want to go, then it doesn’t matter which path you take.” — The Cheshire Cat (Alice in Wonderland)

16. “The things that make me different are the things that make me ME.” — Piglet (Winnie the Pooh)

17. “It’s better to use your head than break your back.” — Ernst Robinson (Swiss Family Robinson)

18. “Admit defeat, and defeat will surely admit you into permanent custody.” — Beret Girl (An Extremely Goofy Movie)

19. “Listen with your heart, you will understand.” — Grandmother Willow (Pocahontas)

20. “Your identity is your most valuable possession. Protect it.” — Elastigirl (The Incredibles)

21. “Oh yes, the past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it or learn from it.” — Rafiki (The Lion King)

22. “You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” — Winnie the Pooh (Pooh’s Most Grand Adventure)

23. “If you don’t think, then you shouldn’t talk.” — March Hare (Alice in Wonderland)

24. “Our fate lives within us. You only have to be brave enough to see it.” — Merida (Brave)

25. “I’m only brave when I have to be. Being brave doesn’t mean you go looking for trouble.” — Mufasa (The Lion King)

26. “Giving up is for rookies.” — Philoctetes (Hercules)

27. “Always let your conscience be your guide.” — The Blue Fairy (Pinocchio)

28. “I give myself very good advice, but I very seldom follow it.” — Alice (Alice in Wonderland)

29. “Happiness is the richest thing we will ever own.” — Donald Duck

30. “Just because it’s what’s done, doesn’t mean it’s what should be done.” — Cinderella (Cinderella)

31. “Sometimes the right path is not the easiest one.” — Grandmother Willow (Pocahontas)

32. “Change is good.” — Rafiki (The Lion King)

33. “The only thing predictable about life is its unpredictability.” — Remy (Ratatouille)

34. “Remember, you’re the one who can fill the world with sunshine.” — Snow White (Snow White and the Seven Dwarves)

35. “Do not be followed by its commonplace appearance. Like so many things, it is not what is outside, but what is inside that counts.” — Merchant (Aladdin)

36. “Now, think of the happiest things. It’s the same as having wings.” — Peter Pan (Peter Pan)

37. “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” — Walt Disney


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Just an FYI

It was pointed out to me by a friend of mine, that a lot of my posts haven’t really been me living up to the website name “Just A Girl With Disney Questions”, and that most of it’s just been fan stuff, lists, ratings, and such. I’m gonna explain here, what I explained to her. Yes. This website is called “Just A Girl With Disney Questions”. But, I don’t just question the movies. I’m a fan as well. I’m not gonna be questioning everything they do ALL the time. I have a great love for Disney. I grew up with so many of their films, and I plan on having my own kids grow up with them as well. Everything from The Originals, The Renaissance, and The Modern Age. I love it all. So, yes,

I don’t question everything.

But I do love it all.


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