Life Lessons

Life Lessons From Maleficent

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Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.



I grew up watching evil Maleficent unleashing her wrath in the classic Sleeping Beauty cartoons. So when her story was made into a movie, I was ecstatic.   

Finally, a closer look on this villain I’ve been familiar with since time immemorial. 

Maleficent represents every one of us. 

Born good, believed in the goodness of men before she was betrayed and hurt, wallowed in pain and hatred, was vindictive, and turned into the monster she and everyone around her never thought she could be.   

She did nothing to hurt anyone, which I think left her confused, lost and reasonably beyond angry when she was used by the man she loved and trusted.
I’ve read similar stories about villains who were good people (or creatures) before something awful happened to them and turned them into hateful beings.

For Maleficent, it was losing faith both in love and in humanity. It was the betrayal that pushed her to be vengeful and curse the life of her “perpetrator”; which for me is quite understandable. 

Hurt people tend to do unreasonable illogical things. 

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.

But, Maleficent had a choice. Like all of us. She could either let her emotions control her, or master her emotions and control it.   

It is never easy to stay calm when you’ve given your all and your all has been taken for granted.   

The worst feeling in the world is the feeling of having been betrayed by the one person you love and trust. 

Life has a twisted sense of humor. 

That which she despised and was obsessed with turned out to be the reason for her change. Another proof that behind every burden is a blessing. In every trial, there lies a treasure. 



Life Lessons from Maleficent

Forgive

If we only open our hearts to forgiveness, great things happen. When we close the chapter that has long been over, a new story starts to unravel. Tweet



Freedom to choose

There is evil in this world but it has no power over us, unless we allow it to. 



What goes around...

Kindness begets kindness, hate begets hate.And that no matter how hard you try to be kind to everyone, a broken person will come into your life and will try to hurt and break you.



Control

It’s okay to feel pain, and be angry when you’re hurt. It’s never okay to live with the pain and let your anger control you.



Make your own happiness

Never let one person steal your joy. 



Greed destroys

Greed will eventually destroy you. Envy kills.



Hurting people hurt people. 



Know the story behind the story. 




Teamwork

Everyone needs a reliable back up.


Power of words

Word is the most powerful weapon anyone can possess. It can build and destroy a life. Be careful with what you say. There are words you can never take back.



Lastly, never mess with a woman with lips as red as Maleficent’s. Tee hee.
I love knowing the other side of the story of the tale I've always thought I already know.

The movie Maleficent is a perfect 5 for me.

Photos and gifs from Google images




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  1. I didn't know maleficent before, only when my little sister was born that I started to know her. I used to read her stories kasi. I haven't watched the movie yet...

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