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Our Note to Guys: Lessons Learned from Disney Guys
By Sarah and Selma Komisky
QUESTION: What Disney leading guy (real or animated), have you learned a lesson from and why?
“He has told you, O man, what is good; and what the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.”
– Micah 6:8 (ESV)
This is our prayer for you.
“I learned from the Beast in Beauty and the Beast. He started being completely selfish but humbled himself to the point of sacrifice for Belle. I think we all need to learn to be sacrificial and step out of ourselves to serve others.”
“Gaston taught me that you can judge character based on how a guy treats his friends and pays attention to other’s interests when talking to them. Poor LeFou!”
“I learned from The Beast in Beauty and the Beast that pining for a guy who does not believe that you are 100 percent worth it isn’t worth it. If they truly love you, they will fight for you and fully adore you.”
“I love Quasimodo. He learns that regardless of his appearance, he is worthy of love.”
“Peter Pan is so amazing! I love his whimsical nature, spirit, and spunk. I learn from him that it’s ok to never lose childlike faith and wonder, and I love that Peter Pan inspires others to do the same. Go Pan!”
“I would say Woody. He wanted to be the “only one” and happened to be Andy’s favorite toy. So, it kind of went to Woody’s head. He got prideful. He had to learn to share Andy’s affection and time. He starts to change when Buzz comes along and Jesse. After going thru some conflicts, he gets his eyes off himself and learns truly how to be a friend and humbled––he appreciates to be apart (vs solo) and content.”
“The Disney character I chose is Aladdin. One of the things I’ve learned from his character is: never judge a book by its cover. In the movie, Aladdin is portrayed as a “street rat” because he forages and steals to make it by. To most, Aladdin seems like a nobody. Someone you wouldn’t want to associate with. But later on in the movie, you find that there’s more to Aladdin than meets the eye. In life, it can be easy to pre-judge people before we get to really know them. But what I’ve learned is that it’s never a wise idea to do this. Some people are so much more than what we see on the surface.”
“Hmm…Captain Hook – greed will always get the best of you. Loki from Marvel- it’s possible to change, you don’t have to stay a bad person. You can become a hero, too.”
“Flynn from Tangled because he chose not to be selfish and help someone else, because he was able to put his own wants aside and help Rapunzel out.”