We’ve learned so much from from Beauty and the Beast that we carry with us everyday. We actually think it’s partially responsible for us becoming the fine, upstanding citizens of earth that we are. And with lessons like the the ones below, it’s no wonder that we turned out so well.
Inner Beauty > Outer Beauty
We learned this one along with Beast. True beauty comes from within; it’s about being kind to others and not only thinking about yourself.
Never Stop Learning
Belle’s insatiable appetite for knowledge inspires us to learn something new everyday. We may not be in school anymore, but we’ll always be curious, and we’ll always be reading a book. And when Belle teaches Beast to read, our hearts melt every time.
Believe in Magic
Whether it’s an enchanted rose, a mirror that can show you whatever you ask it to, or even the act of falling in love, magic is out there and it’s pretty great.
A Chipped Cup Can be Better Than a Perfect One
On the surface, you might think Chip isn’t important (because he’s chipped), but he saves the day by rescuing Belle and Maurice from the basement so they can, in turn, save Beast. Perfection isn’t everything.
Look Beyond What You Can See
The Beast looks intimidating and scary, but once Belle takes the time to get to know him, it’s clear that his rough exterior is a just a facade. He’s really kind and gentle. He just needs someone to give him a chance to show it.
Love is Stronger Than Hate
Hate leads Gaston down a dark path, and while he manages to sweep the town up into a frenzy through fear, it’s ultimately love that wins the day.
Tea Heals All
Sometimes all you need to feel better is a warm cup of tea (a heart-to-heart with Mrs. Potts doesn’t hurt either.)
Don’t Let Your Fears Get in the Way of New Experiences
Life can be scary, we get it. But pushing yourself out of your comfort zone makes you a better person.
Your Happily Ever After Might Not Look Like One Right Away
Locked in a tower because a Beast has taken your father prisoner but you wanted to save him so you took his place? It doesn’t exactly sound like the road to happily ever after (and in real life we do not condone it), but it symbolizes that your happy ending can start when you least expect it.
Every Rose Has its Thorns
And by thorns we mean Gaston. But really, nothing is as perfect as it seems. And sometimes that’s difficult accept. Most of the time, it just means that we’re all human and we all need each other.
Dare to be Different
Standing out because you’re not like everyone else isn’t a bad thing. It means you’re an individual. Embrace what makes you different, because it’s also what makes you special.
What’s a life lesson you’ve learned from Beauty and the Beast?