Things Each “Pretty Little Liar” Teaches Us

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“Pretty Little Liars” has a wide range of characters that differ from one another, which allows viewers to relate to and learn from certain people on the show. I’ve decided to go through the 5 main girls and pick out a couple things that each of them teach us about life.

Spencer Hastings:

Spencer teaches us a lot about determination. Even when times get rough, you keep going until you succeed. Spencer plays Miss Detective all the time when it comes to searching through clues about “A”, and she doesn’t stop, even when all hope is lost. She uses her smarts and intuition in order to keep continuing her mission. She also teaches us that it’s ok to mess up sometimes because nobody is perfect!

Aria Montgomery:

Aria teaches us that it’s better to stand out than blend in. She reflects this mainly through her charismatic fashion choices, in which she proudly wears no matter how different she looks from everyone else. She also teaches us about love and passion with the help of her teacher….I mean, boyfriend, Ezra Fitz. So much has happened between the two of them but her actions show that if you truly love someone, you won’t let anything or anyone stand in the way; you’ll make it happen.

Hanna Marin:

Hannah teaches us that you don’t have to be serious all the time. In pretty much every episode, Hanna always has at least one hilarious line that cuts the tension and drama out of everyone’s lives in the moment. I’ve always thought that she has the greatest lines out of all the characters. With her silliness, she also adds on to Aria’s life lesson of not caring what people think about you.

Emily Fields:

Emily teaches us that it’s okay to be your true self because family and true friends will accept you. She was afraid to come out as gay to anyone because she didn’t know what they would think. But when she finally came out, both her parents and her friends accepted her for who she is, because they care about her. Her strength and openness is something that anyone and everyone can look up to.

Allison DiLaurentis:

Allison teaches us how to be strong. Even though we are quickly seeing that she is seemingly just a complete psycho bitch, we can still say that she is a strong person just from everything she had to go through. While we may no longer feel sorry for her, we can still all admit that she’s stronger than most of us would be in the situations she dealt with.

There are many more lessons that each character teaches us, depending on how each viewer personally depicts them. A huge lesson that each of these characters teach us is the importance of friendship. They have stuck together through everything, despite some serious fights that broke out between some of them, which shows that it’s important to be there for your friends especially in times of need. (Although, Allison doesn’t really reflect the kind of friend a person would like to have, so I’ll leave her out of this one).

Whether you watch the show or not, I believe that these are some important life lessons that everyone can take with them!

*BONUS*

Here is a cute little collage I found with lessons learned from the boys of PLL:

Things We Can Learn from Disney’s “Frozen”

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Yes, the movie Frozen is filled with amazing music, funny and cute lines, and our new favorite characters. But we can also take the time to think about what this movie can teach us. I think it has so many great lessons for anyone of all ages:

1. Just be yourself. Elsa has to hide her powers so she didn’t hurt anyone, but in the end, she figures out how to use her powers in a good way. She has to hide from everyone, even her sister, but Elsa proves that hiding wasn’t worth it. As she sings, “Let it go, let it go….”, let your own “powers” out. Just let it go and be yourself, because in the end, you’ll be happier.

2. Be positive. Olaf was not only filled with hilarious jokes, but he was also the most positive character throughout the whole movie. The most obvious example is when he’s daydreaming about what summer would be like. In the song he sings, he surprises us by saying he’ll be a “happy snowman” instead of saying he would be a puddle. Yes, someone should’ve told him sooner, but it still doesn’t change the fact that he has a positive outlook on everything in the movie. Even when he was slightly melting by the fire, he wasn’t fazed by it at all!

3. Love isn’t defined by your “soulmate”. Well for one, Elsa don’t need no man to keep her happy. Also, Anna thinks she has found “the one” when she makes the impulse decision to agree to marry Hans, but she learns that it was a mistake because he turns out to be deceitful (I dislike you Hans!). Yes, her and Kristoff fall in love, but the main idea we get from this movie is the love Anna has for her sister Elsa and vice versa. At the end when Anna is frozen, and only love can fix it, Elsa turns out to be the one to save Anna…when we totally thought it was going to be Kristoff…seriously Disney you’re freakin’ awesome for not having it be him :). So we learn that love from family is important and that finding your “prince” really isn’t that vital.

4. Your best friend will always be there for you. Kristoff and Sven are a prime example of the kind of best friends that we should all be. Yes Sven is a reindeer and Kristoff is a human, but it doesn’t matter, they are still the best of friends. Even though Kristoff talks for Sven, Sven is still there for him and cares about him :). “…people will beat you and curse you and cheat you, every one of them’s bad except you!”

5. Never give up even when times get hard. This one is self explanatory, but Anna proved this when she goes to find Elsa. Anna had to go through a lot of struggles to find her, but she never once gave up, she kept pushing on!

I could go on and on but I feel like these are the biggest lessons that I pulled from the movie! So the next time you’re listening to the song “Let It Go” remember that it’s okay to start dancing and belting it out because there’s nothing better than being yourself :). And the next time you build a snowman, think of Olaf and you’ll be as happy as him!