my goals: - eat when i'm hungry - move my body out of sheer thankfulness every day - call a friend when i'm sad - measure success by how i feel, not by how i look - answer only to myself and my conscience
I remember watching this movie as a teenager when it came out on DVD again and this scene really striking me. These two people as “skinny man” and “fat girl” are self absorbed and depressed because of the way that they look. Ursula comes along and “fixes them” by magically making him muscular and her thin and all of the sudden, they are attracted to each other!
But the catch is, Ursula’s help comes at a price they can’t pay.
Why couldn’t they have just fallen in love as “skinny man” and “fat girl”? They were still the same people and if they could of been confident in themselves, they would of had someone to love and not had to be turned into weird seaweed nasty stuff in Ursula’s cave.
The moral of my study of The Little Mermaid, love yourself for who you are and give everyone a chance regardless of what they look like on the outside. Then you won’t be alone and you won’t have to pay the consequences for taking risky measures to change yourself.
As Constantine from The Help says, “Oh, you quit feelin’ sorry for yourself. Now, that’s ugly. Ugly is somethin’ that grows up inside you.”