There is a different version of the Little mermaid movie that's closer to the original story. It's kind of anime style.
As for the comments I think you were fine.
Yep, I have a copy of that one (I think you're talking about this one
). I would watch it as a kid, and it was so tragic.
And it is indeed sad that wanting to be stable is looked upon as a sign of having your head in the clouds. Because, you know, there's no such thing as bills, buying food, rent/mortgages, or any of that silly stuff...
I went with my parents to their homeland recently (where a lot of my family is), and my relatives there asked me repeatedly if I had a boyfriend. When I said no*, they were incredulous, asked me, "Why not?", and said I needed to hurry up and find one and start thinking about getting married. Of course, the fact that I like children and thus kept being nominated as the unofficial babysitter didn't help. Meanwhile, my mother still
thinks I'm too young to date. Mind, I'm 22. Guess I just can't win.
Yes, I would like to have kids one day, but I'm nowhere near ready right now. Plus, the thought of something growing and moving inside me is unsettling for me.
*I actually do, but my parents disapprove because he's a different race (to the point where they told me I had to break up with him or they'd pull me out of college), so I have to keep it on the down low...it's a long story. >_<