Fairytales vs. Real Life - Similarities Triumph12:18 PM
Maybe I've been watching a little bit too much Once Upon a Time lately, but its got me thinking about fairytales...a lot. Some people constantly reiterate to others that life "isn't a fairytale", and while that's true - I mean, we're not sitting around kissing frogs and getting princes or being sent to balls by our fairy godmother...- I don't think there's anything wrong with thinking that life can be like a fairytale.
First, let's examine the differences:
- Literally, there's no magic in our lives. As far as I know, we can't cast spells, make potions, or anything along those lines.
- There's also mythical creatures in fairytales, which would be both cool and frightening in real life. Personally, I'm glad I wasn't born a centaur because those legs are outrageous. If that's your spirit animal, then fine; I didn't mean to offend you.
- Something seen a bit in real life is the royalty aspect of fairytales; there's usually a king, queen, prince, or princess of some sort in the mix. Some countries do have that, but not where I live.
Those are really the only differences that I can come up with, mostly because all of the other differences that people might argue I can see reflected in real life:
- Sure, there's no magic but special moments can seem magic, if you allow them to.
- Fairytales have good and evil characters, and so does real life. I think where you stand impacts your perception of who's good and evil, but they exist.
- Life, like fairytales, has all sorts of struggles - struggles in poverty, self, and love amongst others. It's not always easy for these characters who seem like they've got it made.It's important to note that while things seem like they always go right in Disney fairytales, that's not always how they were originally written. In the original version of The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen, the mermaid doesn't get to spend the rest of her life with her prince...she pretty much just turns into seafoam so that she doesn't have to kill him. That's brutal. Have you taken my point that these things aren't always perfect? Just like life.
- We all have dreams and goals and some of us will stop at no means to achieve those ends.
- We all want love and happy endings and while they're not always achieved, some people do get there. It's just hard to muster up the courage to say happy endings exist, just maybe not for me. I think we can all agree to that.
This is coming from the most hopeful part of myself, which hasn't been around too often lately. You might not be an actual princess, but you deserve to feel like one. If you wish you were in a fairytale, take a look at the similarities and maybe you'll find that your life is a lot more similar to one than you thought. Until then, I'll just be over here impersonating Charlotte Elizabeth Diana...never-mind that she's like, a week old.
I might make a post discussing my last point - happy endings exist, just maybe not for me. It really strikes me as something I'd like to write about.
I hope you have found throughout this post that you live in your own version of a fairytale,