"It worries me when people use MU as an excuse that it’s okay to drop out of college or university. Disney provides morals and life lessons, but you need to remember that they still had to work their bums off for years before either of them got where they wanted to be. The real world isn’t like the monster world either. It’s much much harder. Please stop comparing yourselves to a cartoon. It’s unhealthy and you don’t want to make a mistake you can’t take back"
I think you might be misunderstanding what those people are taking from the movie. As someone who fits into that category, who did have to drop out of school, I know the characters worked their tails off to get to where they were in the first movie. I know life isn’t going to drop my dreams into my lap and I’ll have to work for them.
But a movie showing that characters we know get the job they want actually didn’t finish school, in a world where all of our parents, teachers, counselors, etc are telling us that if we don’t graduate university, we’ll be nothing in life? That’s great.
Not all of us can afford college or uni. And those who did manage to get in, don’t always get to stay there. The world, especially the US, is cruel to those in college and uni. That school I dropped out of? Over half my classmates had to to do the same. When I told my parents that I had to leave, for financial reasons and health (I would rather not be in school and have a place to live and get treatment for my jaw, than go to school and live in a cardboard box and starve) they told me I should hurry back because without a degree I would never achieve my dreams.
And this movie said it was okay if I couldn’t finish school.
We’re not thinking “Oh it’s fine if I drop out because I’ll still get what I want, easy-peasy.” We’re thinking “Everyone who said we were nothing but failures if we dropped out, everyone who said we could never get anywhere no matter how hard we tried if we had no degree, everyone who said that without college, all we could be were burger-flippers were wrong.”
That’s the message we’re taking from this, that we can still be someone without a degree and that dropping out does not define us or keep us from getting anywhere. We still have to work hard, but it doesn’t slam every door.
emphasis added. you go, person. that was amazingly well said.