These cartoons. They are good. And useful. They are also creating an interesting sociological effect.
Firstly, I am watching them slowly. Pausing whenever a feeling comes up and feeling through the extent of the feeling and associated situations from childhood. I am more able to stay present, and identify more with the eyes and faces of the characters, as people or characters, rather than the mechanics of the scenes.
Aladdin. It’s full of bullies and injustice. But that is not the world.
I wanted to be achbar, and win, and get the princess, with domination and force. He was self absorbed.
I also wanted a magical, instantaneous solution without doing the work.
Then theres the animals. The parrot and the monkey. The clowns. They act to divert attention, and get attention.
Then Aladdin. He fights injustice and is empathetic and selfless. You know he’s right. But look at how hard he has to work. His posture and body, along with Jasmines, aren’t necessarily real or authentic. But people strive and strive for it.
Basically, it’s all unreal. The characters represent many different parts people have inside. It helps. But it doesn’t give any solution.
Aladdin and jasmine were trapped in their life and wanted freedom.
Aladdins entire identity is proving that he is not worthless and doesn’t have fleas. my dad always told me I was worthless and a fleabag.
It’s OK. His dad was very hard on him.
I suppose they are helpful if you can separate from the characters. I looked to them for an identity. Rather, they should be seen as representations of the identities inside of me that I want to integrate. That is how it is useful. Maybe that is how most children see cartoons.
The best part is getting back to all the times I was safe and had joy and bringing all of that back!
Dads alcohol breath could come at any moment and ruin everything. That is over. He was suffering.
I got outside of the reaction.