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5 Important Life Lessons I Learned From Disney Princesses!

Written by Kevin Norman. Published: April 30 2023


Disney movies are filled with powerful themes. They remind you of the importance of love, family, and friendship. They teach you never to give up, to burn with passion, and to always hope for the best. They make you feel good inside, and some of the best lessons come from our Disney Princesses. Here are some tough life lessons these strong women have taught me!


Work Hard

Life is tough, and achieving your dreams is not always easy. It requires hard work, sacrifice, and diligence. Tiana from The Princess and the Frog might be one of the most underrated princesses, but she teaches us one of the most important lessons. She has a dream of opening a restaurant but doesn’t have the money for it. So instead of asking people for help, Tiana works jobs all night and day and sacrifices time with others so she can focus on living out her family's dream. She even risks becoming a frog just to do it. 




Life doesn’t come without sacrifice. So to achieve individual dreams, goals, or places, we have to give up something in return. When Moana had to save her village, she sacrificed her safety on land to go beyond the reef and brace the ocean. Ariel gave up her voice for love, and although I don’t condone giving up who you are for a man, it does represent the fact that even love comes with sacrifice. To sacrifice, in itself, is a form of love. Sometimes we have to leave where we are to get to where we need to be. 




Stand Up For Yourself

Never let anyone tell you what you can and cannot do. Merida teaches us that we are in control of our destiny. She fights for herself and abandons the lady she is told she has to be. Pocahontas stands up to her father and her tribe when she protects John Smith because she knows loving others is the most important. To be who you are in a world that tells you who to be is the greatest act of rebellion. Keep rebelling. 




Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover

Looks can be deceiving, and although Ursula the Sea Witch will argue about the importance of body language, physicality will only get you so far. Belle fell in love with a beast because she saw past his furry exterior and into his kind and charming interior. Anna from Frozen fell in love with Hans because he was handsome, but soon she found out he was terrible, mean, and self-centered. So, moral of the story: get to know someone first before you give up your heart and fall in love. I promise you it will be worth it! 




Be Brave

Elsa learns the hard way about what happens when you try and run away in fear. She freezes her entire kingdom and her own sister's heart, but when she faces who she is and learns to love herself, everything is restored to normal. She also finds acceptance in her sister and her community and proves the magic that happens when you step out of your comfort zone. Rapunzel braces the world outside her tower after spending her whole life being taught about the dangers of the outside world. But after climbing down and exploring, she discovered a world better than she had ever imagined, and in doing so, found herself. Life can’t be lived in our comfort zones, so get out there and take risks! 





What are some lessons the Princesses have taught you?!