11 Lessons We Learned From "Beauty And The Beast"

11 Lessons We Learned From "Beauty And The Beast"

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With the release of Disney's live action trailer of Beauty and the Beast, fans everywhere are feeling nostalgic of the 1991 classic. The musical has won countless awards and praises for the cinematography and score for songs like "Be Our Guest," making it a household name. Between the music and story line, "Beauty and the Beast" taught all of us some very important life lessons.

1. Family comes first.

Family is the most important thing and it is important to make sure that our loved ones are taken care of. Belle taught us that sometimes you need to sacrifice what you want so your loved ones can be safe.

2. Be true to who you are.

Belle and her father were considered eccentric for the small town they lived in, but they embraced it. Though going against the current can sometimes be difficult, being unique is what makes you who you are. If you're like everyone else, then you are just another face in the crowd.

3. Princesses read too.

One of the most important lessons Beauty and the Beast taught us was that it is okay to be a bookworm. Before "Beauty and the Beast", most Disney princesses didn't have a past-time of their own besides being saved by princes. Belle started the independence trend that is prevalent in today's Disney movies.

4. Every rose has its thorns.

Gaston was definitely a handsome guy, but that was about it. Despite being popular and wanted by all the bachelorettes, Belle was able to see through that and know he was a misogynistic, shallow jerk. "Beauty and the Beast" taught us that just because someone is physically attractive, doesn't mean they have a personality to match. Which brings us to...

5. No one is perfect.

So Beast (or Prince Adam) wasn't perfect by any means. As a matter of fact, many people have even discussed his abusive relationship he has with Belle and how she suffers from Stockholm Syndrome. Though the evidence is very damning to our Beast, the truth is he not only changes but becomes the Prince he was meant to be. All it takes is a little patience and love.

6. Stand up for yourself.

Time after time, Belle defends herself against Gaston, the villagers and even the Beast. Belle never lets anyone talk down to her, something a lot of young girls need to see.

7. Never stop learning.

It's never to late to learn something new! Everyone in your life can teach you something new, you just have to be open to it.

8. Actions speak louder than words.


Though the Beast had a rough start, he spent the rest of the movie proving he loved Belle. From saving her life from the wolves, showing her the library and even risking his humanity for her happiness, it is no question he truly loves Belle. Without a doubt, actions speak louder than words. If someone doesn't take the time to show you they love you, then odds are they probably don't.

9. We all have a little Beast inside us.



The Beast represents all of us at some point in our life. When we have someone who believes in us and can see through our outer shell, we become who we are meant to be. Unless you're like Gaston. Then you're just mean.

10. Some people will only see what they want to see.

Belle tried to desperately convince the villagers that though the Beast looked frightening, he was a kind soul. For some, it won't matter how much you try to convince them of something, they will only see and believe what they want to.

11. He who conquers himself conquers all.

One of the most important lessons from "Beauty and the Beast" deals with the ability to overcome yourself. So often, we keep ourselves from following our dreams and are in our own ways of happiness. If you can overcome your own insecurities and flaws, you can overcome anything.

"Beauty and the Beast" holds a special place in every Disney lover's heart. From the gorgeous artwork to the classic songs, "Beauty and the Beast" is by far one of the best Disney films of all time. With the release of the live-action film next March, we certainly can't wait to be Disney's guest once again.


Cover Image Credit: Oh My Disney

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Lately, I have seen so many people going off on social media about how people shouldn't be upset with mothers breastfeeding in public. You know what? I disagree.

There's a huge difference between being modest while breastfeeding and just being straight up careless, trashy and disrespectful to those around you. Why don't you try popping out a boob without a baby attached to it and see how long it takes for you to get arrested for public indecency? Strange how that works, right?

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If you see a girl in a shirt cut too low, you call her a slut. If you see a celebrity post a nude photo, you call them immodest and a terrible role model. What makes you think that pulling out a breast in the middle of public is different, regardless of what you're doing with it?

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Nobody asked you to put a blanket over your kid's head to feed them. Nobody asked you to go feed them in a dirty bathroom. But you don't need to basically be topless to feed your kid. Growing up, I watched my mom feed my younger siblings in public. She never shied away from it, but the way she did it was always tasteful and never drew attention. She would cover herself up while doing it. She would make sure that nothing inappropriate could be seen. She was lowkey about it.

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13 Quotes For All Of Us Empowered Female-Identifying People Out There

For the days when you need to be reminded that you are really doing the dang thing and doing it well.

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For the days when you need to be reminded that you are really doing the dang thing and doing it well.

1. Do you really need someone else's permission, acceptance, wink, or nod, or are you ready to give these to yourself? -The Universe

I get notes from the Universe everyday and all of them are so amazing and inspiring. There might be a few of them on this list. You can sign up for your own notes from the universe here.

2. The princess saves herself in this one. -Amanda Lovelace

The quote is based off a book called The Princess Saves Herself In This One, which is a collection of poetry about resilience, you can get the book here.

3. I'm made of more than you think. -Snow White, Mirror, Mirror

4. Other people's perception of you ain't none of your business. -Lisa Nichols

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5. Do you realize how many events and choices that had to occur since the birth of the universe leading to the making of just exactly the way you are? -Mrs. Which, A Wrinkle In Time

I love this because it really hits home how so many right and wrong decisions led to the creation of you and how you should appreciate the good and the bad because without either of them you wouldn't be exactly who you were supposed to be.

6. You can't stop what's done to you. You can only survive it. -Rachel, Georgia Rule 

This brings up an important theme of my life that I'm still trying to figure out. The only thing you can control in your life is how you react to what happens to you.

7. Don't let anyone ever make you feel like you don't deserve what you want. -Patrick Verona, 10 Things I Hate About You

8. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. -Queen Clarisse, The Princess Diaries

9. No trifling of the past, no matter how great, can tarnish the brilliance of eternity. -The Universe

10. People who are insignificant to your future shouldn't have an impact on your present.

Someone once told me this, and although I can't remember the person, this quote has always stuck with me.

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You know what... I think she was talking about you.

12. Tell yourself it's easy. Tell yourself often. Make it an affirmation. Eat, sleep, breathe it, and you life shall be transformed. -The Universe

13. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. -Mark Twain 

Go on then, be empowered and trust your instincts, you've got big things coming... I can tell.

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