The Lion King was legendary.
Remember how obsessed you were as a kid with The Lion King? You memorised all of the dialogues, listened to the soundtrack over and over, and cried when Mufasa died.
Your lunch boxes, pencil boxes, and even water bottles were all themed after the Lion King! The Lion King is still in our blood, even though we’ve grown up. We took away a few lessons from the film, and we still believe in them. Here’s the rundown:
#1 Hakuna Matata is a way of life.
The original YOLO was Hakuna Matata. It implies that there are no concerns. We succumb to the pressures of obligations and chores as we get older. As a result, we need a stress-relieving option. What better way to celebrate than by belting out Hakuna Matata at the top of our lungs?
#2 Being prepared is great advice.
Scar may not be your favourite character, but his signature song, “Be Prepared,” is actually good advice to live by. Life is unpredictably unpredictable, so it’s always safer to be safe than sorry.
#3 Simba was everyone’s first crush.
Simba, like his voice actor Jonathan Taylor Thomas, was a cool character. Our adoration for them is unquenchable.
#4 You can Rafiki everything – it will always be hilarious.
All of our pets, I’m sure, have been Rafikied at least once. It’ll never get boring to me. Classics never go out of style.
#5 Think like Mufasa to win in life.
Mufasa, as I previously said, was an inspiration to all of us. Even at this age, his wise words have the ability to move us. He is best known for saying, “Remember who you are,” and now we understand why.
#6 There is always going to be a Zazu in your life.
Zazu is that motherly figure who always looks out for you and keeps you safe. When we were younger, we used to avoid people like that, but now we realise that these are the people who really care for us.
#7 Singing “Circle of Life” can always lift your mood.
When you’re having a bad day, no matter who you are or what you do in life, singing along to “Circle of Life” will always make you feel better. There is no better therapy for reawakening your inner child and reviving your spirit.
So, no matter how old we get, the Lion King will always be a part of us.