I have a confession.
I am a Disney junkie. My sister and I clean our rooms to Disney music. The soundtrack to Tarzan gives me goosebumps every time I listen to it. I am physically incapable of remaining quiet during a viewing of a Disney movie.
It’s pretty bad.
While I was driving home from work listening to my Disney station on Pandora (don’t judge me), “The Bare Necessities” from The Jungle Book played. I have known this song my whole life but one stanza stood out to me as I drove and sang along:
And don't spend your time lookin' around For something you want that can't be found When you find out you can live without it And go along not thinkin' about it I'll tell you something true The bare necessities of life will come to you
You got your minimalism in my Disney! No, you got your Disney in my minimalism!
I think this little snippet of a silly song from a children’s movie has some great observations that apply to daily life in 2012. People covet and want and need to need new things. But when we realize that our lives are no worse for not having the stuff in our lives, we stop needing to need, and we’re happy with what we have.
Have any song lyrics or images surprised you like this?