Moral Lessons the Cartoon Tom and Jerry Teach Us

Moral Lessons the Cartoon Tom and Jerry Teach Us

Moral Lessons the Cartoon Tom and Jerry Teach Us

Tom and Jerry, the fights, the chases, and the friendship neither one was willing to admit. Our two favorite childhood characters amused us in each and every episode, made us laugh, and carved a special spot for themselves in our childhood memories. Even today, children watch Tom and Jerry with the same enthusiasm as we did when we were their age.

We bet that as adults you still find yourself watching Tom and Jerry with kids or without them. For some reason, Tom and Jerry is a cartoon whose lifespan has surpassed decades. No matter what new cartoon comes along, it will never take the place of Tom and Jerry. For the simple fact, the cartoon teaches us moral lessons. What type of moral lessons is what we are going to take a look at:

1.     Never Give Up

When Tom is trying to catch Jerry, but fails at every turn, he does not give up. In each episode, the poor cat is blown up, ravaged by Spike the dog, caught in one of his own traps, and many more stunts pulled by Jerry. You would think that by now, the poor car would have given up already, but no because Tom never gives up!

2.     Size Does Not Equal Courage

Tom is a cat and for him, catching a tiny animal should come secondhand. Jerry always manages to outwit at every turn, always turning the tables on him. Courageous Jerry does not let his size come in the way of stealing cheese from the fridge or the mousetrap and he even comes to the rescue of other animals such as the suicidal duckling who thought he was ugly and the goldfish swimming in the fish bowl.

3.     Always Have Ideas

Every episode introduces us to a bunch of new ideas both have concocted. Tom brainstorms ideas to catch the delicious meal in a tiny package while Jerry’s ideas are how to get what it wants.

4.     Work Together

Do you recall the episode where the useless, no good and chatty babysitter cared less for watching the baby and more for talking on the phone? Well, during that time, Tom and Jerry worked together to prevent the baby from getting into trouble. The enemies had joined forced several times to achieve a common goal.

5.     Do Not Believe People Easily

In some episodes, Tom has pretended to be on Jerry’s side, but his intentions were cruel. Tom’s true intentions were to eat Jerry, and not be friends with him. We mean a cat and mouse friends…not possible. In another episode, Tom did the same with a duckling who thought Tom was his mother, ignoring Jerry’s efforts to tell him otherwise. However, the ending of that episode was totally surprising as Tom realized his love for the duckling and began to swim with him in the lake much to Jerry’s astonishment.

If you did not feel like watching Tom and Jerry before, we bet you do now. If you do intend to watch it, look for the moral lessons in each episode.



“Rise and rise again until lambs become lions” ~ Robin Hood

A Selection of Quotes About Ideas and Courage

“Ideas are easy. It’s the execution of ideas that really separates the sheep from the goats.” ~ Sue Grafton

“Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.”

~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Keep Moving Forward” ~ Walt Disney Company

“Rise and rise again until lambs become lions” ~ Robin Hood

“Don’t let mental blocks control you. Set yourself free. Confront your fear and turn the mental blocks into building blocks.” ~ Roopleen, Words to inspire the winner in YOU

“Courage doesn’t always roar, sometimes it’s the quiet voice at the end of the day whispering ‘I will try again tomorrow” ~ Mary Anne Radmacher


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The Disney Movies that Pulled Our Heart Strings

The Disney Movies that Pulled Our Heart Strings

The Disney Movies that Pulled Our Heart Strings

The Disney movies that we have watched growing up made up a large part of our childhood. However, it would be unfair, if we said, “they did” because they still do. Most probably, you still anticipate the release of a new Disney movie, but in the fear that some will catch you bawling your eyes out a Disney movie or laughing until your tummy hurts, you take your kid sister, brother or cousin along with you.

If you gallantly march into the theater without fearing who will catch you, we commend you for your bravery. In fact, you reading this is proof enough that you have a soft spot for Disney movies, and why shouldn’t you, they are great. Since we love our Disney movies too, here are five movies that pulled at our heartstrings and will put at yours too:

1.     The Little Mermaid

Ariel fell in love with a human, but that did not stop her from contacting her soul mate. The bubbly red haired princess with a beautiful voice went to a sea witch, wishing for legs instead of a tail. Even though she met with obstacles, as her voice was taken from her, she managed to get prince Eric head over heels in love with her.

Our heartstrings were pulled when the sea witch in the disguise of a beautiful girl, using Ariel’s voice put a trance on Prince Eric. It was then that we thought that Ariel would not get her dreaming wedding to the man of her dreams. In the end, all worked out, as it always does in Disney movies.

2.     The Lion King

The Lion King made us laugh, smile, but mostly, made us cry. When Simba’s dad fell to his death, Simba raced to his dad’s side trying to wake him up, but the hyenas chased him away. We think even people with cold stoned hearts who do not cry easily cried watching that particular scene. We know we wept like a baby!

3.     Tangled

All Rapunzel wanted to do was escape the tower to see the lanterns, and her wish came true when she captured Flynn with her hair (the expression on Flynn was priceless). What we liked the most was how they slowly fell in love with each other, almost kissing in the boat. When Flynn gave his life to save Rapunzel from the treacherous Mother Gothel, we saw Rapunzel desperately trying to heal and bring him back to life. At that part, we really thought that Flynn was gone and we felt a tear slide down our cheek or perhaps, that was only us. Her tears brought him back to life and the world was in order.

4.     Brave

Merida showed everyone that you do not have to be dolled up to be brave. You can be yourself and be brave. This one was thing we loved about this arrow shooting girl. In fact, she gave Katniss from Hunger Games a run for her money. The touching heart moment came when the mother and daughter bonded or shall we say mother bear and cub.

Which Disney movie pulled at your heartstrings? Be brave and tell us the moment you went aww watching a Disney movie.


Frozen.... Which Disney movie pulled at your heartstrings?

A Selection of Quotes from Walt Disney

“If you can dream it, you can do it.” ~ Walt Disney

“The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.” – Walt Disney

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” ~ Walt Disney


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