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The unhappy reality of an actual princess
The search for true love is a challenge, some people say that true love does not have to be sought, that it finds you, however, at some point in our lives, perhaps when we feel all alone or maybe when we get tired of waiting and waiting for it to appear and we don’t succeed, we have to search for it, because we have the illusion that one day, in a cafe, at a party, even when we are walking in the park we will find it by chance.
A Really Disappointed Princess
We learned all of this when we were little children from Disney, where Cinderella, Little Mermaid, Snow White and others, found their true love, the one and only, the right one, the perfect man, at the first moment! Disney does not teach us that we will have several dates, that we will end heartbroken again and again until you will ask yourself if the perfect man really exists and end up alone, disillusioned with a gallon of ice cream watching romantic movies and dreaming awake.
A Real Princess Facing the Truth
I blame Disney for making us aspire to have the perfect prince, the perfect dress, the perfect castle, the perfect night, the perfect kiss.I blame Disney because it makes us want to be the princess who tries on the glass slipper and it fits us perfect, but the reality is that all feet are different, there is no perfect foot or perfect glass slipper, and sometimes in the worst circumstances, there is not even a prince.
And what about the idea of the perfect princess? Sometimes we tend to believe that if we do not have the tiny waist of Cinderella, the beauty of Snow White, the big blue eyes of the Little Mermaid, the shiny and silky hair of Rapunzel, the stature of Pocahontas, the ideal body for showing off a “crop top” as Jasmine, and if we do not have all these requirements we are not princesses, and the worst thing is that Disney does not tell us that, not openly anyway. We are the ones who believe this, ourselves and the society in which we live, full of empty people, men who are just attracted to shallow beauty and people who criticize the flaws of others without looking at themselves. Sometimes there is only a princess full of flaws and an ordinary prince.
Since an early age each of us develop an inner princess, but there are several types of inner princesses, like the dream princess, the misunderstood princess, the insufferable princess, the underrated princess, the low self-steam princess and so on, this marks our existence for life, to the point that our inner princess rages and interferes with our search for the true love. What kind of princess are you? Has your inner princess ever interfered with your relationships? Do you wait patiently for your true love to find you like Snow White or Sleeping Beauty? Are you independent and self-sufficient as Mulan, Tiana or Merida? Or are you a simple disappointed princess, one that does not believe in fairy tales, an anti-princess?