12 Lessons From "Hannah Montana"

12 Lessons From "Hannah Montana"

Hannah Montana was the best show with the best songs and life lessons that need to be learned by everyone.
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"Hannah Montana" was one of the best shows on Disney channel. Every millennial and their parents watched "Hannah Montana," there was no getting around it. And still isn't away to get around it. People still go around everyday life singing and dancing to Hannah Montana. Just the other day I was with a group of people and they were singing and doing the dance moves to the bone dance nonstop. "Hannah Montana" had catchy songs and four seasons of episodes with great lessons that everyone needs to learn.

1. Nobody’s perfect

It's one of Hannah Montana’s best songs and one of the best lessons they teach throughout the whole series. Showing that everyone makes mistakes no matter who you are or how perfect you think you are, you still make mistakes like every other human being.

2. Lying get’s you no where

In many of the episodes, Miley lies about something hoping to get the outcome that she wants but all it does is backfire and her lie comes out. Lies only stay in the dark for a little while but sooner or later they find the light. And most of the time the lies hurt the person you're lying too.

3. Don’t judge people by the way they look

In one of the episodes Miley meets this guy at a restaurant and she thinks he's really cute but when he stands up she sees that he's really short and she gets less attracted to him then when he was sitting down. Even though he has a good heart and he's sweet and funny all she can think about it how short he is. People say it doesn't matter what's on the outside but what's on the inside, but what's on the outside is partly why you are attracted to that person. While that is true what's on the outside shouldn't be the whole reason you're with that person.

4. Friendships

Miley, Oliver, and Lily had the best friendship ever!!!

5. You have to work hard for your dreams

Throughout the whole series, Hannah Montana works really hard to get the movie parts she wants and to get her album done even when she ran into obstacles that she didn't think were going to happen. Even Oliver had to work hard to be able to go on tour but they never gave up on their dreams. It just comes to show that if you give it your all and work through the obstacles given you will accomplish your goal.

6. Don't change other people

This lesson can be taught in two ways; by changing the way people look or changing the way people act. When Hannah started dating Jake she wanted him to act like a normal person but he's been in the spotlight his whole life so when he was “normal” he was one of those people that think he's entitled to everything and Miley tried to change that but it didn't work out so well. You can't change a person that doesn't want to change and you also can't change a person that has acted or looked a certain way their whole life. Let them be themselves and love them because they are themselves.

7. Don't break promises

In the final season of "Hannah Montana," Miley and her father try to make time to have father-daughter time but Miley keeps bailing and she keeps promising that they will spend time together the next day but it never happens. In this episode, it shows the hurt that her father goes through every time she breaks her promise and it shows how he gives up because he starts to believe that it's never going to happen. Breaking promises goes a long way, that person might never take your promises seriously and might never believe a word you say because you have broken too many promises.

8. You can't do everything

Sometimes we feel like we're running out of time to do the things we want to do, which leads us to pack so many things in a day without leaving time out to breathe and relax. In one specific episode "Hannah Montana" schedules things back to back and barely gets any sleep for two days and at the end of the second day she crashes on national television and makes a total fool out of herself, telling people that the dog she is holding can talk. While you might feel like you don't have time for anything, you still need time to be able to breathe and relax.

9. Listen to your heart

Everyone knows this lesson, it had put everyone in a frenzy. Jesse or Jake?!

10. You can do anything you put your mind too

This was the biggest lesson in "Hannah Montana" history, it was literally in every episode. A regular high school student; Miley Stewart and a huge superstar; Hannah Montana. She wanted both of the lifestyles and she made it happen, and the only people that knew that she was Hannah Montana and Miley Stewart were her close friends and her family. This lesson was even in her song “Best of Both Worlds” in the lyrics: “Who would've thought that a girl like me could double as a superstar.”

11. Everyone has their ugly moments

After Miley tells the world that she is Hannah Montana the press is everywhere taking pictures of her, she's on the front page of every newspaper and magazine and some of the pictures aren't the best pictures ever. It just goes to say that everyone has their ugly moments, everyone has a moment in their day that they don't look their best or has the best attitude, but it's fine not too.

12. The Bone Dance

In one episode, Miley talks about how she is going to fail her biology test and her dad makes her study but she has a really hard time doing that. So she studies the best way she knows how by writing a song and making a dance to it about the bones in our body. Everyone that has seen this episode knows the song and the dance by heart, it's so catchy and it helps when you have to do your biology test on bones. It also teaches you that you can study any way that works for you.

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31 Reasons Why I Would NEVER Watch Season 2 Of '13 Reasons Why'

It does not effectively address mental illness, which is a major factor in suicide.
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When I first started watching "13 Reasons Why" I was excited. I had struggled with depression and suicidal thoughts for a long time and thought this show would be bringing light to those issues. Instead, it triggered my feelings that I had suppressed.

With season two coming out soon, I have made up my mind that I am NEVER watching it, and here is why:

1. This show simplifies suicide as being a result of bullying, sexual assault, etc. when the issue is extremely more complex.

2. It does not effectively address mental illness, which is a major factor in suicide.

3. The American Foundation of Suicide Prevention has guidelines on how to portray suicides in TV shows and movies without causing more suicides.

"13 Reasons Why" disregarded those guidelines by graphically showing Hannah slitting her wrists.

4. It is triggering to those who have tried to commit suicide in the past or that struggle with mental illness.

5. It glorifies suicide.

6. It does not offer healthy coping solutions with trauma and bullying.

The only "solution" offered is suicide, which as mentioned above, is glorified by the show.

7. This show portrays Hannah as dramatic and attention-seeking, which creates the stereotype that people with suicidal thoughts are dramatic and seeking attention.

8. Hannah makes Clay and other people feel guilty for her death, which is inconsiderate and rude and NOT something most people who commit suicide would actually do.

9. This show treats suicide as revenge.

In reality, suicide is the feeling of hopelessness and depression, and it's a personal decision.

10. Hannah blames everyone but herself for her death, but suicide is a choice made by people who commit it.

Yes, sexual assault and bullying can be a factor in suicidal thoughts, but committing suicide is completely in the hands of the individual.

11. Skye justifies self-harm by saying, "It's what you do instead of killing yourself."

12. Hannah's school counselor disregards the clear signs of her being suicidal, which is against the law and not something any professional would do.

13. The show is not realistic.

14. To be honest, I didn't even enjoy the acting.

15. The characters are underdeveloped.

16. "13 Reasons Why" alludes that Clay's love could have saved Hannah, which is also unrealistic.

17. There are unnecessary plot lines that don't even advance the main plot.

18. No one in the show deals with their problems.

They all push them off onto other people (which, by the way, is NOT HEALTHY!!!).

19. There is not at any point in the show encouragement that life after high school is better.

20. I find the show offensive to not only me, but also to everyone who has struggled with suicidal thoughts.

21. The show is gory and violent, and I don't like that kind of thing.

22. By watching the show, you basically get a step-by-step guide on how to commit suicide.

Which, again, is against guidelines set by The American Foundation of Suicide Prevention.

23. The show offers no resources for those who have similar issues to Hannah.

24. It is not healthy for me or anyone else to watch "13 Reasons Why."

25. Not only does the show glorify suicide, but it also glorifies self-harm as an alternative to suicide.

26. Other characters don't help Hannah when she reaches out to them, which could discourage viewers from reaching out.

27. Hannah doesn't leave a tape for her parents, and even though the tapes were mostly bad, I still think the show's writers should have included a goodbye to her parents.

28. It simplifies suicide.

29. The show is tactless, in my opinion.

30. I feel like the show writers did not do any research on the topic of suicide or mental illness, and "13 Reasons Why" suffered because of lack of research.

31. I will not be watching season two mostly because I am bitter about the tastelessness.

And I do not want there to be enough views for them to make a season three and impact even more people in a negative way.

If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255.
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5 Failed YA Movie Franchises

Not all of them can do as good as 'The Hunger Games'.
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There are many succesful young adult movie franchises. Twilight, The Hunger Games and Harry Potter are just a few. But for as many succesful ones, there are just as many franchises that did not work out exactly as they wanted them to. Here are just a few. Hopefully the upcoming 'The Darkest Minds' will have more success.

1. The Mortal Instruments (2013)

Now we have 'Shadowhunters', but there was also a movie based on 'The Mortal Instruments' series written by Cassandra Clare. This movie didn't do as good unfortunately. The movie starred Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower. I personally enjoyed it, but it was very different from the books. 'Shadowhunters' is also very different from the books, but does follow the general storyline.

2. Percy Jackson (2010, 2013)

Percy Jackson lasted two movies! But still the differences from the novels weren't accepted by fans and the movies kind of failed. They were enjoyable, but not what the fans wanted.

3. Beautiful Creatures (2013)

I enjoyed 'Beautiful Creatures' when I first saw the movie, but then I read the book. Honestly they messed this up so bad. The casting was perfect, honestly, but they changed they story so badly that it just couldn't be fixed. Even though the other books really had potential.

4. The 5th Wave (2016)

Same goes for this one. I really liked it, but the general public didn't seem to. I haven't read the book yet, so I can't Judge on the differences. The others aren't being made into film, that's for sure.

5. Divergent (2014, 2015, 2016)

This is quite a sad story. Divergent was made into a movie, same goes for Insurgent and the first half of Allegiant. But because Allegiant did so bad at the box office, the second part of Allegiant, titled Acsendant was brutally cancelled. The last words haven't been said about this, at least that's what they're telling us, because I think they are tho.

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