Disney lyrics that teach us how to deal with stress

As I mentioned in my previous post, song lyrics often contain (hidden) messages we can learn from. This is also the case in Disney lyrics. In this post, I will name some Disney songs that teach us not to stress and about how to focus on what’s important in life. There are a bunch of Disney songs that teach us other valuable lessons too, but today we’re just focusing on the ones that teach us how to deal with stress.

Disney lyrics that teach us not to stress

Stressing is bad for us; we all know that. Yet, we let influences that we have no control over stress us. I found a few Disney songs that teach us not to stress.

Have you ever listened closely to the song “Bare Necessities” from The Jungle Book?
This song starts out with the following lyrics:

Bare necessitiesLook for the bare necessities
The simple bare necessities
Forget about your worries and your strife
I mean the bare necessities
Old Mother Nature’s recipes
That bring the bare necessities of life

The beginning of the song says enough, in my opinion. Just look for the things that you need most in life. Get those and for the rest, don’t worry. If you listen to the rest of the song about the “prickly pear”, the song also teaches you to learn from your mistakes.

Another phrase in the song is “The bare necessities of life will come to you”. This can be linked to a bible verse:

Luke 12:24 Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest, they don’t have storerooms or barns, but God feeds them. And you are worth much more than birds.

Luke 12:24

In other words, you have nothing to worry about, because you will always get what you need in life. It doesn’t say that you won’t have to work for it, but if you do what needs to be done, you will get the “bare necessities”.

Another Disney song that says pretty much the same thing is “Hakuna Matata” from The Lion King. A reoccurring sentence in this song is “It means no worries for the rest of your days”. So hey, we have no control over certain things so we shouldn’t worry about them. We should just live a stress free life.

How Disney teaches us how to deal with stress and make the best of what we’re given

Yet another Disney song teaches us to live stress free lives. I’m referring to “Why should I worry” from Oliver and Company:

Why should I worry - Oliver and companyI’m streetwise
I can improvise
Why should I worry?
Why should I care?
But once you get it down
Then you can own this town
You can wear the crown

Granted, in the lyrics above, I cut out some pieces to prove the not-worrying-point. Yet, if you look at these words and you really think about it, this song goes even further than just telling us not to worry. It even tells us why we shouldn’t worry or stress. We’ve all got some “street smarts” in us and we all got some creativity so we can improvise. Once we’ve found the way to use our skills, we can “own this town and wear the crown”.

ConclusionAs you can see, the Disney movies are not just for entertainment; they teach us valuable life lessons too. So keep watching Disney movies and learn from them!


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