“Let’s get down to business to defeat the huns. Did they send me daughters when I asked for sons? You’re the saddest bunch I ever met, but you can bet before we’re through— mister, I’ll make a man out of you….” –I’ll Make A Man Out of You, Mulan
Ah, Disney. To many people, these songs, films, and parks take them back to a happier time, before marriages and groceries and mortgages took over their thoughts. Nostalgia’s great and all, but why make the memories stay in the past?
Adulting is hard. Budgeting and working and bills and trying to find a moment of time for yourself? I’ve yet to hit twenty, but I acknowledge the difficulty, and I don’t foresee that changing in years to come. Maybe I’m just absurdly cynical, but I sometimes need some motivation to do even the most basic tasks.
In this case, I like to play off of this lovely nostalgia with my most-played playlist: “Let’s Get Down To Business.” Whether I’m struggling to bring myself to edit a paper, wash thedishes, or balance my checkbook, Captain LiShang and his friends are there to save the day. I’m not going to send you through the entire two-hour playlist, but enjoy these highlights!
With these as the soundtrack, defeating the huns is easy.