With the new Beauty and the Beast on the horizons and all the laughable uproar about it’s live-action incarnation, I felt it was more-than-appropriate to talk about my favourite game to play with new friends: Disney Movie Psychobabble!
I’ve been playing this game for a while now. It’s where you ask someone what their favourite Disney movie was as a kid and then you psychoanalyze their childhoods based on their choice. Whether there’s a direct correlation or not is sort of besides the point. It’s more of a weird social exercise in imposing meaning. Humans are crafty animals that can make anything mean anything. It’s why empires rise and it’s the same reason why empires fall. Religion, politics, pop culture, relationships, beliefs, everything are based off of people imposing meaning to get what it is they’re looking for.
Strange to think life is that fragile that everything that hangs on the balance only hangs there if we say it does.
We decide what matters and what doesn’t.
Links from the Episode
You Are Not So Smart – great book on psychological fallacies
Questions to Ask Yourself
What matters to you? Does it?
What was your favourite Disney movie as a child? Can you psychoanalyze yourself to connect the dots?
Episode Duration: 18:50