WDAS Life Lessons – Fantasia

Today’s Life Lesson from the Walt Disney Animated Studios comes from a film with little to no dialogue. It has no well-meaning quotes. It is purely music and animation.

However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t any lessons to be had.

The most important piece of music and segment from Fantasia has and will always be ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ – a story we find synonymous with Mickey Mouse and Disney magic.

The short film is a cautionary tale about magic, about meddling in things you don’t always understand, and respecting those who are willing to teach you what you want to know.

Sometimes we might want to jump in head first when we come across something thrilling and exciting, but it’s always a good idea just to stop and think things through before jumping. Maybe learn a few things about it. Take in and understand experiences had by other people. Consider the options. If there is a hard and easy way to do something, don’t always think the easy way is best.

Personally, I often find the results from hard work are more satisfying. It’s about getting stuck in, proving yourself to bosses, teachers, teammates…

It is also how confidence flourishes…or it does with me, anyway.
And if you are familiar with Mickey and the Magician at Disneyland Paris, Mickey Mouse learns these very same lessons.

And there we go!

It’s not easy to get a lesson out of a film like Fantasia but I suppose you have to know where to look.

Is there another lesson to be learnt from Fantasia? If so, what is it?

Thanks for reading and have a brazzle dazzle day!

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