We Don’t Like What We Don’t Understand

We don’t like what we don’t understand. In fact, it scares us. And this monster is mysterious at least! – The Mob Song, Beauty and the Beast


I am still patiently waiting for the stage version of Beauty and the Beast to return to a theatre stage near me. :mrgreen:

How true you are again, Disney! I think this is line is beautiful. We don’t like what we don’t understand.

It really reflects today’s world and why so many people express disdain towards anything different or unusual. I suppose, perhaps, because we don’t know everything about it and it sort of confuses us, and we don’t like that it’s confusing us! We don’t like that there’s something that doesn’t fit with what we know or believe!

But most of the time, that ‘different’ isn’t causing any harm to us. Most of the time, ‘different’ is just busy being themselves. ‘Different’ might even be struggling with it, longing to break out of it. As humans and our thirst to continue forever learning, perhaps we should just open our minds and look at things from a new, non-doubting perspective.

Belle gave the Beast a chance, saw the other side of him and learned that he isn’t so scary.

And I’ve always said that the unusual can often be very inspiring :mrgreen:


About Lily

Lily is the blogger's name of an overimaginative, positivity-powered, and potentially awkward introvert girl who likes to think she's "quirky" (though it's very possible that she's just plain weird!) She loves music, musical theatre, art & comics, inspirational stories, languages, expressive people and anything that is a little eccentric.
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2 Responses to We Don’t Like What We Don’t Understand

  1. Wait a minute– you’re too young to be so wise! You keep coming out with insights like that, you’re gonna wind up in a Disney animated feature film– mark my words!! : )

    • Lily says:

      Wowww, what a huuuuuge-tastic compliment! I am well and truly flattered – thanks once again for such a lovely comment, Mark!! 🙂

      P.S. Being in a Disney film?? One can only dream! 🙂

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