We all know that our beloved Disney movies are full of doom and gloom. Walt Disney lost his mother at a young age, which is why all Disney movies include a parent’s, or a grandparent’s, death in some way shape or form.
But, upon watching Disney movies as an adult, you realize that they’re filled with lessons on dating, life, adulthood, and much more. If only we had realized these things in our youth, maybe adulthood would’ve been much easier? Who knows for sure, but as they say, better late than never!
When Cogsworth blatantly showed us how fixing relationships really worked.
When Jasmine showed us that love should be the reason for marriage, not anything else, not even for money.
When Rafiki taught us all that no matter how hard we may try, we cannot in fact successfully run from our pasts.
When Genie tried to tell Aladdin that telling the truth is the only way to have a healthy relationship.
When Jiminy Cricket tried to tell us all that we’re going to face a lot of temptations in the future — ones
that we have to ignore and get through.
When we learned in heartbreaking fashion that those we love will die, our parents unfortunately included.
Death has no timetable, and can affect you at any age.
When Mulan explained why she felt the need to change herself — to be someone she wasn’t, in order to be accepted.
When Aladdin showed us the struggles of not having money, pretty much forewarning us all of
how much we will have to in fact work to pay off our student loans or our rent.
When Gaston showed us gender inequality at it’s finest.
When Buzz Lightyear told us that we will, in fact, be surrounded by idiots on a daily basis.
When Fairy Godmother tried to teach us patience, because miracles take time.
And of course, when Peter Pan forewarned us all that growing up does really suck.