After changing to fit into society, you are eventually going to want your old self back sooner or later
This. This is powerful.
kinda shitty to use Ariel for that message though?! the purpose of her story was that SHE knew what was best for her, not her father, not her sisters, not anyone but her. SHE wanted to be on land and be with Eric, and saying that she’ll regret that choice later and want to take it all back, and that she changed “for society” is totally invalidating one of the main messages of the movie, which is that you should be able to be make your own choices, take risks to achieve what you know is best for you, even if your friends and family think they know what’s best.
if you want to send a message about the original little mermaid where the prince doesn’t give two shits about her and she wants to return to the sea but can’t, then don’t put Disney’s fucking face on it because I’ll punch you forever