Recently my spouse and I saw the live-movie version of Aladdin. It’s a great story, updating the Disney cartoon classic. Besides the wonderful songs and dancing and the funny Genie character, the movie brings out powerful themes of friendship and service to others. When Aladdin rubs the magic lamp and gets his three wishes, the Genie advises him not to squander them on wealth, power, or fame. Instead the Genie advises that Aladdin focus on more important values: right relationships and, even, true love. I won’t give away the ending, but in the end Aladdin makes a key choice and helps a friend rather than pursue personal power. That makes all the difference, and Aladdin matures from boy to adult.