Disney sort of ruined all of us.
If you take a close look at Disney, what you’ll see is yourself. Hear me out.
In every Disney movie, the main character longs for something better. The story is never about accepting your circumstances and making the most of it…Probably because a story like that wouldn’t be very interesting. Imagine trying to pitch that story to the Disney producers:
“So yeah it’s about a girl who’s basically a servant to her corrupted stepmom and sisters until she gets old, and despite the fact that she is worn down to the bone from her lifetime of physical labor and emotional abuse, she looks back at her life and realizes how lucky she’s been all along to have rodents for friends. The end.”
We play Disney movies on repeat at a young, impressionable age, and I have to wonder if watching these movies over and over didn’t contribute to our generation’s sense of entitlement, FOMO (fear of missing out), and general feeling of discontent. When you remove all the fantasy, you can discover the origins to many of our common complaints. To prove it, I created the “Discontented Disney” Meme (Yes I created a meme. You can add this to my list of trends I’ve participated in):
Well, there you have it. You can go ahead and blame Disney for all your problems. Next psychotherapy session, I’m charging.