Many people both young and old are huge fans of Disney movies. Here are five lessons that are taught by Disney movies.

1. Learn from the past, but do not dwell on it

One of the most important lessons taught by "The Lion King" is not to dwell on the past. People should use the past as something to learn from. One thing that we cannot change is the past, so we might as well use the past as a learning experience to improve upon our future. So many people live in the past and have a hard time letting go of what has happened, but a Disney movie is able to teach us to let go of what has passed and learn from it so that we do not make the same mistakes again.

2. Don't judge a book by it's cover

There are many Disney movies that teach this lesson, but one of the most notable is "Aladdin". This movie teaches us not to focus on what material things a person has, or their outward appearance, it is what's on the inside that counts. Looks can be deceiving, but people should be judged by the person they truly are. Looks and material objects mean nothing compared to how people truly are based on what is in their hearts.

3. Just Keep swimming

"Finding Nemo" teaches us that no matter how difficult life may get, we have to just keep swimming. There are times in life where people may be faced with a difficult situation, and it may be tempting to give up. "Finding Nemo" teaches us that no matter how hard it may seem to never give up. Determination goes a long way. Determination is how people have accomplishments in life, and how the bad situations get better.

4. Follow your heart

"Pocahontas" teaches us to follow our heart. Many people do not trust themselves, but if they just trust themselves and follow their heart, ultimately, they will make the right decision. Trusting your instincts and believing in yourself is easier said than done, but the people who do trust themselves and their hearts end up better off because of it. A little bit of self-confidence can go a long way when it comes to decision making.

5. The grass is not always greener on the other side

Everything always seems better when you are looking at it from the outside. "The Little Mermaid" teaches us that people make huge changes and take drastic measures in an effort to experience circumstances that are not their own. However, the grass is not always greener on the other side. It may appear like things are better from the outside, but once you come to experience it, things do not always turn out as they appear. People should be appreciative of what they have instead of always wanting to change the circumstances they have been dealt or forever wanting more.