10 Life Lessons Learned from the Genie in Aladdin

If you are looking for a good chuckle, Disney’s Aladdin is a must-see movie that will lift your spirits when you’re feeling down.  One character that has wisdom that dates back ten thousand years, of course, is the Genie.  He has  provided us life lessons that we can carry and impart to future generations. After all, he’s what?  A couple of thousand years old, right?

Genie is Aladdin’s rambunctious sidekick and they some might say that they both get into more trouble trying to get Princess Jasmine to notice Aladdin than it’s worth!  Still, Genie provides heartfelt laughs and great life lessons, we call all use.

From parenting to love, take a look at 10 life lessons I learned from Genie.

  • 10 Life Lessons I Learned from Genie! 1 of 11
    10 life lessons from Genie in Aladdin

    Aside from making us laugh, Genie has some pretty deep words for all of us to learn from.  Take a look at 10 life lessons we can learn from Genie in the movie  Aladdin.

  • Lesson 1: Sit back and enjoy the ride when it comes to love 2 of 11
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    Genie: Ami. C'est l'amour.

    When it comes to love, we all need to just sit back and enjoy the ride. There is no greater feeling in the world. All is bliss when we are with the one we truly love.

  • Lesson 2: Say "I’m Sorry" 3 of 11
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    Genie: Oh. Well, I feel sheepish.

    We all need to learn how to say I'm sorry.  To be honest, it takes a special kind of person to "man" up and apologize for a wrong they have committed.  This is a great lesson for all of us to learn.

  • Lesson 3: Get back into your groove after bad timing 4 of 11
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    Genie: Never fails! You get in the bathtub, and there's a rub at the lamp.

    Isn't this the truth?!  Sometimes, we get into the groove of life, and just when we think things are going fantastic, there's a knock on the door or a phone call to answer.  Whatever the outcome may be from life's little interruptions, we should always  remember where we left off and get back into our groove!

  • Lesson 4: Wake up and face your problems head on! 5 of 11
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    Genie: Genie, wake up and smell the hummus.

    Oh, yeah. Whether it be hummus or roses, the meaning is still the same. We should all get "real" about our problems and face them head-on! No fear!

  • Lesson 5: Family is always and forever 6 of 11
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    Genie: No matter what anyone else says, you'll always be a prince to me.

    This is a great parenting lesson for parents.   I always say this to my daughter.  No matter how tall or how old she gets, she will always be my princess.  Heck, I even call my youngest son Prince.  When was the last time you called your kids prince or princess?

  • Lesson 6: Honesty is the best policy 7 of 11
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    Genie: Tell... her... the... truth!

    This is a tough lesson, right?  Can you image all the heartache or trouble you would've avoided if you had told the truth in the first place?  This is one lesson Aladdin learned the hard way!

  • Lesson 7: Freedom is important 8 of 11
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    Genie: To be my own master. Such a thing would be greater than all the magic and all the treasures in all the world.

    See, there are some things in life that yes, not even magic, can buy! Do you agree?

  • Lesson 8: Relax 9 of 11
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    Genie: Oy! Ten thousand years will give you such a crick in the neck.

    When was the last time you went on vacation?  Before we get that "crick" in our necks, we should all take some time a stretch our feet and enjoy life!

  • Lesson 9: Loyalty counts 10 of 11
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    Genie: You ain't never had a friend like me!

    Loyalty counts!  Yes, even in friendships.  I am so happy that I know who my true friends are.  Some I've know since childhood, and others I've met through blogging. The gift of friendship is one to cherish for a lifetime.

  • Lesson 10: Hold on to true love 11 of 11
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    Genie: Al, you're not gonna find another girl like her in a million years. Believe me, I know. I've looked.

    Genie has nailed it!  When you've found true love, hold on to it for dear life. Another Disney lesson we can all learn from. Thanks, Genie!

Photo Source: Walt Disney Studios

 

 

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