I’ve already done a part one of this post, but there were so many more lessons that Disney Princesses have taught us so I obviously had to a part two. Interestingly, when I was googling which Disney Princesses to feature this time, I found that there is technically only 11 official princesses and Elsa isn’t one of them. I suppose she is technically the Queen of Arendelle… Anyway, back to the point. More important life lessons from five more (and official) Disney Princesses.
Cinderella taught us that everything always works out in the end. She lost her parents, spent her life doing everything her evil godmother ordered her to do and her only friends were a couple of dormice (not that there’s anything wrong with animals, Mitzi is definitely one of my best friends… But I digress). She still went the ball, despite being told she couldn’t. She fell in love and then lost him, only for him to show up at her door with the shoe she lost and whisk her away to be a princess. This isn’t to say that a prince is going to appear on your doorstep and wife you up, just that things always turn out alright in the end.
Snow White taught us not to give in to temptation. Sometimes the tastiest, most appealing-looking things can be bad for us. Obviously, not all things pretty and inviting are going to cause us to fall into a deep sleep that can only be overcome with true loves kiss, just don’t take pretty and inviting things from strange old women. Or men. Or anyone strange for that matter. Stranger danger, kids.
Rapunzel taught us that people aren’t always what they seem. She thought Mother Gothel had her best interests at heart and that Flynn Ryder was plotting to murder her. In reality, Mother Gothel was using her to stay youthful and Flynn turned out to be the love of her life and the key to her freedom and discovering who she truly is. Sounds cheesy, but this guy who was trying to steal from her helped her find herself, and she helped him find hisself. Don’t judge the book by its cover and all that.
Jasmine taught us that we don’t have to settle for anything less than we want. She was born into the high-life and her father tried to make sure that she – and by that, I mean he – didn’t have to work a day in her life for anything by marrying her off to the richest suitor. However, she didn’t want to give up her freedom for such an ‘easy’ life. She wanted to fight for what she believed in and love who she wants to love. And who wouldn’t love a guy who could show you a whole new world on a magic carpet ride?
Tiana taught us that where you come from isn’t where you’re going. Unlike Jasmine, she’s from a working-class background and she has very little money to pump into her life-long dream of opening her own restaurant. This doesn’t make her any less determined and dedicated to succeed. With hard-work, and a chance encounter with a prince turned frog, her dreams finally come true.