Shining, shimmering, splendid
Tell me, princess, now when did You last let your heart decide?
I can open your eyes
Take you wonder by wonder Over, sideways and under
On a magic carpet ride
A whole new world
A new fantastic point of view
No one to tell us, “no”
Or where to go
Or say we’re only dreaming
A whole new world
A dazzling place I never knew
But when I’m way up here
That now I’m in a whole new world with you
(Now I’m in a whole new world with you)
Soaring, tumbling, freewheeling
Through an endless diamond sky
A whole new world (Don’t you dare close your eyes)
A hundred thousand things to see
(Hold your breath; it gets better)
I’ve come so far
I can’t go back to where I used to be
A whole new world
(Every turn, a surprise)
With new horizons to pursue
(Every moment, red-letter)
I’ll chase them anywhere There’s time to spare
Let me share this whole new world with you
The above is the sound track of Aladdin, “A Whole New World”. I watched it because my children wanted to watch and I was impressed with the contents.
What I watched was a version of 2019 though I like the song from the 1992 version so I copied link to watch and listen the song in the movie.
Some contents of this movie tell us importance of being ourselves. Aladdin wasn’t a prince and at the end, he and the princess would marry overcoming differences.
Lamp fairy, Genie can any wish come true. Aladdin became a prince although he wasn’t a true prince then.
Genie’s magic wouldn’t let no on tells that he is not a real prince though Aladdin of course knows that he is not a real prince.
Thus he doesn’t know how to act as a prince and lose identity of self too.
Prince should be more powerful being though Aladdin lost control and self identity as prince just because he became a prince.
As a true self as Aladdin, he was much more attracted the princess though as the prince, he lost control.
We see people often enough having hard time to be themselves in romantic relationships.
Some people feel difficult to be emotionally close to another in love relationships or even in friendships.
Only reason why we can’t be ourselves in any relationships is a belief of being unaccepted as true self. A lot of people try to be someone else at the beginning of their relationships too.
In this movie, the identity and self image were described pretty obvious way. Aladdin couldn’t make a decision to reveal his own identity as Aladdin in the middle of the movie.
When we have true high self-esteem, we wouldn’t care if we are a prince or not. With high self-esteem, we are easy to believe that we are always accepted by the counterpart.
When we have high self-esteem, we are our own big fan. When you are a fan of someone, you can accept anything of the person. Whatever a misbehavior or not, we can accept our idol.
Being a big fan of self means that you love yourself in true way.
Loving someone in a true way. Loving yourself in a true way never get disappointed in self.
Of course, true love accepts good and bad in the person, forgives any mistakes that the person makes, and at the end, truly cares about the person.
True self esteem never disappoints themselves. However the situation feels down or depressive, you can always find positive in the worst circumstance and most depressive mood of self.
True self esteem is a best quality that you can have in you. Especially for the person who you can stay with for 24 hours a day and 365 days in a year.
Yes, the person who stay always with you is only yourself.
You can never avoid yourself. You can avoid anyone else in the world though not yourself. That is why loving yourself is extremely important.
True love for yourself brings you happiness in your life for sure too.
When you don’t love yourself, your life would be difficult with the reason. You don’t like someone who you can’t avoid at all would bring you difficult time.
When you don’t love yourself, you would need to manipulate the situation to deal with in your everyday life.
How would you avoid someone who you are always with? Truly 24/7 and 365 days a year and forever.
It would be a difficult task so you may drink a lot, obsessively play video games all day, whatever available, you have to take to avoid yourself.
When you are in good mood, it shouldn’t be too hard though when life changing events happen or under some stress, you may hate yourself. It seems like a deep depression in the case.
Can you imagine how light and easy you can feel if you truly love yourself?
I wrote a column for a newspaper a while ago about feeling like a diamond. It is a true self esteem if you can feel like a diamond about yourself.
Imagine if you are a diamond, everyone would be so excited to see you. All those cheering and admiring. A lot of people are so happy to see you.
You can believe that it is easy for you to be loved by people. You have no anxiety at all wherever you go because you are super popular.
When you are a diamond, you can easily make a speech in front of 1000 people. It is natural for you to show shiny yourself off before the audience.
However probably only a few people wouldn’t like you as a diamond. Would you care or even pay attention to those people who don’t like you as a diamond. Of course not.
Diamonds definitely would pay attention to their fans. Diamonds would know that there is nothing for them to do with it if a few people don’t like them, speak ill of them or being jealous of them .
That is a true self esteem.
Only way to feel like a diamond is truly feel like a diamond. Aladdin became a real prince in Genie’s magic though he didn’t feel like a real prince so in the sense, he wasn’t a real prince.
Even though Aladdin got real entourage and all that, he didn’t believe that he was a real prince so in the result, he wasn’t a real prince.
Even you look like a dazzling diamond for the others, you wouldn’t be a real diamond if you don’t believe you are a diamond.
Yes, we have to decide who we are on our own. You have to believe that you are a diamond if you want to be a true diamond.
When you are a diamond, you are going to make a lot of profits for your company. You can easily believe that you can inspire a lot of people.
Not only you can make a lot of profits for your company, but also you can sell yourself pretty well too when you are a diamond.
When you believe that you are truly wonderful, you can convince people how wonderful you are. In business or personal life, you are comfortable to be with people and share your greatness then.
Yes, it is true that believing in yourself would bring you success.
This song’s lyrics tell us a lot too.
This amazing high expectation to “a whole new world”, they are singing is absolutely positive thinking.
New is unknown so we don’t know what is going to be like.
If you can keep high expectation in the situation, it is positive thinking. Some people feel pretty shaky with unknown and new.
It is positive thinking having high expectation in changes and news. A lot of people don’t like changes and some people are scared of change and trying to avoid them.
Those people expect something bad happens when change happens and the future is unknown. That means their expectation is low.
Younger people are more positive because they have much less failures than older people. In this sense, life length matters.
When we get older, we become conservative and less brave because we have to take more failures and disappointments in our lives as we age. Some people call older people wise but probably being conservative is a right wording.
We pick up habits of keeping low expectation in repetitions of failures. Some of us don’t challenge because they are afraid of failures then.
Of course the attitude is not positive. Positive people are not afraid of failure or at least overcome the fear and keep challenging.
In this song, she says, we can’t go back to the place where we used to be. Of course we become new people when we discover the whole new world.
When you change, you may have some distance from your friends and family. Your different values and perception may not be able to place you in the same place.
Like this song, some people may say that you are only dreaming. They may say lots of things to you when they don’t like new version of you, chasing your dreams.
Then we are tested if we can believe in ourselves without going back.
Believing in your dream and never give up. The attitude would give us success at the end. We can’t even keep our dreams in our mind when we are afraid of challenging.
A lot of people would tell you not to chase your dreams and play safe.
How many people still remember “unbelievable sights” and “indescribable feeling” ?
We surely felt that way as a child.
Let us keep inspiration in us. Amazing things are always around. Chasing dreams and it would lead you to your life mission and purposes one day.
True self esteem and believing in yourself would keep you on a path to pursue your purposes and missions. They are all related.
Would you want to keep your dreams and inspiration in your life? I can help you find what you are looking for.
Have a wonderful day!!