4 Lessons Disney’s The Little Mermaid Taught Us


With our upcoming production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, we were reminded of the lessons that the production has taught us all. Ariel is a free spirited mermaid who goes off on an adventure with her two best buds, Flounder and Sebastian, to make her dreams come true and save her father’s kingdom from the sea witch, Ursula. While en route, Ariel falls in love with a human who happens to be a prince. But Ursula manipulates Ariel and problems arise. Along the journey of the film, The Little Mermaid has taught us all 4 very important life lessons.

There’s No Dream Too Big or Too Small

Ariel’s dream was to experience freedom and explore the human world. She was fascinated by it and wanted to break free from her normal daily routine in the Kingdom. Aside from the mistakes and challenges she went through, she still achieved her goal and got to explore the human world. The lesson here is that if we were to give up during challenges, we would never reach our dreams. But if you try your best, you can succeed.

Appreciate Your Friends

Close your eyes and think of The Little Mermaid. Do you see Flounder the adorable fish and Sebastian the reggae singing crab? That’s because The Little Mermaid taught us how important friends are to have in life. They never left her side through out her journey and supported her until the end. This has taught us that friends are a necessity to help us along the way.

Be Creative – Think Outside The Box

Remember the scene where Ariel combs her hair with a fork? Who would have ever thought that this could teach us to think outside the box. Whether you’re a child, a teenager or an adult, we always seem to laugh at Ariel but the deeper meaning is that everything is not always as it seems and if you think outside the box, you’re showing a creative side. There’s nothing wrong with inventing new ways of using different things outside of their norm.

You Have A Voice – Embrace It

Without seeing Ariel, we can hear how beautiful her voice is and how beautiful her inner beauty is. Ariel saved Eric from drowning and woke him up by using her voice, but when Ursula takes away her voice, Eric couldn’t fall in love with just her looks and wanted to find the girl with the voice – meanwhile she was standing right in front of him. Giving up on her voice was a mistake. She really didn’t realize how important it was until it was gone.

With our upcoming production performed by our Summer Camp students, we’re looking forward to teach these lessons and learn even more lessons! Tickets for the production will go on sale soon so be sure to check out our website regularly for updates!

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