Once a group of 50 people was attending a seminar. Suddenly the speaker stopped and decided to do a group activity. He started giving each one a balloon. Each one was asked to write his/her name on it using a marker pen. Then all the balloons were collected and put in another room.
Now these delegates were let in that room and asked to find the balloon which had their name written, within 5 minutes. Everyone was frantically searching for their name, colliding with each other, pushing around others and there was utter chaos.
At the end of 5 minutes no one could find their own balloon. Now each one was asked to randomly collect a balloon and give it to the person whose name was written on it. Within minutes everyone had their own balloon.
The speaker began— exactly this is happening in our lives. Everyone is frantically looking for happiness all around, not knowing where it is.
Our happiness lies in the happiness of other people. Give them their happiness; you will get your own happiness. And this is the purpose of human life.
Frozen + I bet you thought that was gonna be about a boy.
See I think this is exactly why people throw out that hyperbole that Frozen is “the first Disney movie that’s about family” or “the first Disney movie that isn’t about a guy.” Because of course every Disney fan knows that isn’t true. There’s some great Disney movies about family (like Lilo and Stitch for example). But here’s the thing - Frozen is the first movie that continually makes you think that it was going to be about a guy and then just goes HAHA NOPE. And that’s why I think some people jump to say it was the ‘first movie about family’ because it tricked them into thinking it was going to be a completely different movie.
My favorite thing about Frozen is that the plot is literally just two sisters learning to understand each other’s perspective and then a little bit of Disney redefining its message about what kinds of relationships we should strive for.