The Lion King was legendary.
Remember the obsession growing up watching Lion King? You knew all the dialogues by heart, you replayed the soundtrack over and over again, and you cried when Mufasa died.
All your stationery was Lion King themed; your lunch boxes, pencil boxes and even water bottles! Even though we’ve grown up, the Lion King is still in our blood. We learnt a few things from the movie, and we still believe in them today. Here’s the list:
#1 Hakuna Matata is a way of life.
Hakuna Matata was the original YOLO. It means no worries. Growing up, we give in to the pressure of responsibilities and chores. So, we need a stress relief option. And what better option do we have than singing along to Hakuna Matata at the top of our lungs?
#2 Being prepared is great advice.
Sure, Scar might not be your favourite character, but his signature song “Be prepared” is actually excellent advice to follow in life. Life is unpredictable, and it’s better to be safe than sorry.
#3 Simba was everyone’s first crush.
Simba was such a cool character, and so was his voice actor Jonathan Taylor Thomas. Our obsession with them is never ending.
#4 You can Rafiki everything – it will always be hilarious.
I’m sure all our pets have been Rafiki’d at least once. It’s never going to get old. Classics don’t get old.
#5 Think like Mufasa to win in life.
Like I said before, Mufasa was an inspiration to all of us. His wise words can still move us at this age. “Remember who you are” being the most famous words spoken by him, and now we understand why.
#6 There is always going to be a Zazu in your life.
Zazu is that mom-friend that always guides you and keeps you safe. We used to avoid people like that when we were little, but now we realise these are the people that actually care about us.
#7 Singing “Circle of Life” can always lift your mood.
No matter who you are, or what you do in life, whenever you’re going through a bad time, singing along to “Circle of Life” will always make you feel better. There’s no better therapy, it awakens your inner child and makes your mind fresh.
So, no matter how old we get, the Lion King will forever flow through our veins.