Every little girl has a favorite Disney princess, and if you grew up loving Belle in the Beauty and the Beast movie, you’ll realize how much you can relate to the film and how your experiences growing up were actually similar to a lot of the scenarios in the movie.
Watching the Beauty and the Beast movie when we were younger didn’t really give us an idea that it was actually getting us ready for a lot of things and experiences that we all will go through at some point in our lives. We just learned so many lessons from this movie that we bring them along with us every single day. If Belle was also your favorite, there’s practically a lot of things you might have learned from this princess, and here are some of them.
1. You just have to stay curious.
If you are a dreamer, don’t allow anyone or anything to take that away from you. Not even your family or friends who can’t support you in experiencing more of what the world has in store for you. Don’t stop dreaming and exploring and learning.
2. Stand up for what you believe in.
This might be one of the most significant lessons Belle taught us, that is to take heart and be brave even if you feel scared. Courage is not about the absence of fears, it is about having the strength to face those fears and stand up for what you believe is right.
3. Don’t be afraid to be yourself.
Belle did not allow the opinions of other people to influence her. Instead, she was able to maintain her sense of self. And just like her, you can also choose to ignore what people think of you and be who you are. Remember that there is nothing wrong with being different because each of us is unique and different in our own ways.
4. You will encounter relationship problems but it’s not a reason to give up.
The part where Beast was knocking on Belle’s door insisting and asking her to eat was a reminder about how we should look out for our own personal relationships. Relationships require commitment and compromise. You also need to be patient no matter how much the other person irritates you. This movie is a great reminder that love can be both powerful and beautiful, and that, despite the bad days, the difficult times are not a reason to give up.
5. Standing by your family.
If you can recall, Belle was very loyal to her father and this is a refreshing reminder of how we should stay loyal and respectful to our own family because we owe it to them and we love them. How Belle supported her father despite other people’s mockery was a perfect example of her courage as well as her love and respect for her widowed father. Just like her, we should do the same because we only have one family and standing by them means they’ll do the same for us no matter what.
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