If you’ve ever seen Mulan, and we know you have, you’re obsessed with “Reflection.” That’s just science. But have you ever asked yourself why? Yes, it’s partially due to the infectious melody and smooth stylings of Lea Solonga, but it also because that song is seriously about all of us. Here’s the proof.
-We’re neither perfect brides or perfect daughters. We too have struggled to meet expectations put on us by others. It’s not a good feeling to think you’ve let someone down. -An age-old battle, isn’t it friends? Trying to reconcile what you want with what others want for you. -We’ve certainly looked in mirror and been like, whoa, is that us? Always take your makeup off before you go to sleep, ladies. Although Mulan is talking mostly in metaphor at this point, her meaning is certainly not lost on us. -We don't know that where confused on inside and outside, we didn't even know that there's something or anything that we can't do and we can do. -We always look on the mirror because we always think on how could be my attitude and my identity on inside and outside be perfected, when we always look on the mirror and you probably think on "why am I like this?" / "why can't I be like someone who doesn't have any problems?" and "Why is my face like this?" ×_×. -You think on why I can't be a perfect person (YOU NEVER KNOWN IT? BECAUSE OF YOUR BAD DOINGS, YOUR NOT PERFECT, WE ALL KNOWN THAT GOD IS THE ONLY ONE WHO IS PERFECT). -You think that your not perfect to be a good daughter or a good bride our answer are (NO) why? If you're not a good person you could not be perfect but if you could do something that actually exists in your heart you totally perfect on that title. -Trying to hide who you are is the worst and it’s something no one should ever have to do. Mulan will eventually discover just that, but it doesn’t make this part of the song easier to listen to. -We’ve all wished that it was easier be to ourselves sometimes. Take puberty for example. That was especially rough. But we have a secret (which we learned in part from this movie): we owe it not only to ourselves, but to everyone else, to be exactly who we are. -Our advice? As soon as this story poem is finished and you hit replay to belt it out at the top of your lungs, realize that it’s a wonderful power ballad and that it’s also a magical spell that has made you uber confident and ready to face anything. It’s become a positive anthem!