Unlike these animated films that taught us grown-up lessons, these are some of the terrible lessons that Disney taught us. Well, we shouldn’t expect much from fictional cartoon characters in their late teens and early twenties anyway. But still, Disney, tsk tsk!
#1 You should dance and lean your head on the shoulder of a stranger you just met in the woods.
Because he’s just so handsome and you met in a dream—he just might be the prince you’re betrothed to!
#2 You should cut off your hair using the blade of a sword.
It’ll look fabulous up or down.
#3 You should disobey your parents because it’ll lead you to your Prince.
All in the name of true love (now these moments of true love are just adorable).
#4 You should accept food from complete strangers.
Especially if they turn up in a deserted forest while looking absolutely creepy.
#5 You can run away from your problems.
And go off and live by yourself without anything and anyone.
#6 You can befriend the intruder in your room.
Then go away with him to some unknown place with pirates.
#7 You can work all day and party all night.
But you have to be back by midnight (at this day and age this can’t be all that bad).
#8 You can run away from home and go home with strangers.
And live in a rickety house and steal from the marketplace.
#9 You can forget all your worries.
Even including the death of your father.
#10 You can dive off the waterfall and you’ll be okay.
And land quite gracefully, we’d like to add.
#11 You can lie and get the girl.
Should’ve just listened to the Genie! Rest in peace, Robin Williams. :(
#12 You can take her lying still as consent to kiss her.
She’ll awaken and be more than happy that you did so.
#13 You can sleep in a house with 7 other single men.
And cook and clean for them too.
#14 You will sacrifice everything just to be with your true love.
You’ll give up your voice and your family and put both your kingdoms in danger. But it’s all worth it because you got your happy ending!
#15 You can go out in the dark with the person you just met.
He is a prince after all—and by all means kiss him after one dance.