WHAT I'VE LEARNED FROM DISNEY MOVIES

I suck at filling requests but this one is too good to resist. Also, does Disney-Pixar count? It does. I have decided. Thanks, @michael_circa91!
  1. Mulan
    To be swift as a coursing river, of course. To be yourself and know that is enough. You might have to pretend to be a male Chinese warrior for a while to defeat the Huns, but if your parents are as great as you are, they'll love you for you. (And that girls can save an entire country, because girls are badasses who ought not be reckoned with.)
  2. Pocahontas
    Everyone in the world should be forced to watch the Colors of the Wind scene because it is genuinely profound. Pocahontas taught me to be kind to the Earth and to know that it isn't ours. It taught me that to be well travelled is meaningless if you don't value where you go.
  3. Frozen
    Frozen gets a lot of hate but the mental illness metaphors are so important. I'm a hopeless mix of Elsa and Anna, wanting desperately but afraid to reach out and touch the world, to do things. Frozen taught me that my mental illness isn't a burden - not to the right kind of people - and also that sisters are the best.
  4. Inside Out
    That it's okay to feel. That sad isn't bad.
  5. The Princess and the Frog
    I only watched this one recently and am a little devastated I didn't sooner. There's a lot of magic in Disney but sometimes we need to be reminded that the best way to get anywhere is to work for it. ("Work hard, know your shit, then feel entitled." – @mindy)
  6. The Fox and the Hound
    That even the best of friends can grow apart, whether they want to or not.
  7. Lilo & Stitch
    That there's a friend out there for each of us, no matter how much we struggle to fit in, no matter how far or how long said friend has to travel to be with us.
  8. The Lion King
    That you're never too old to cry like an infant over a dead animated lion and his son begging him to wake up.