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The unhappy reality of an actual princess

Updated on March 30, 2016

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?


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      Kenneth Avery 17 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Fantastic text, images and idea.

      Keep up the tremendous work, TaKiss.

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      Gavin Heinz 2 years ago from Austin TX

      Next time I see a little girl with a princess dress, im gonna smack her in the face. Then go to jail. Signed, Zoidberg

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      Melissa Campos 2 years ago

      Totally true!!!! I love your article !!!

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      TaKiss, welcome to HP, you've made a great start with this interesting article. My Prince is far from perfect, but he is perfect for me. In my experience, His Highness tends to appear just when we've stopped looking. Nice work!

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      Graham Lee 2 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi TaKiss. A very nice hub, thoughtful and entertaining. True love is out there for most of us but sometimes we have to seek it out. Do not throw yourself at others, always try to be confident, smile and things will develop when that someone comes along. I enjoyed it well done.


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      William Leverne Smith 2 years ago from Hollister, MO

      Thought provoking hub. Thank you for sharing. Look forward to more of your writing!! ;-)

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      I still like to believe in fairy tales and still enjoy watching Disney films. However I agree with you that is not reality and not always do we have happy endings. I also think that even the plainest of women without the perfect body etc can find their true love and live very happily. Little girls should have the opportunity to enjoy these princesses but to also understand the reality and that you can never compare yourself to them you have to simply be yourself and do the best you can.

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      Tim Mitchell 2 years ago from Escondido, CA

      Interesting article. I agree how much that illusion is commercialized and affects youthful minds for ages.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      I too agree with all the other comments. I am sure that Disney created the illusion that all girls are or can be a princess and need to look for a prince and most girls learn how reality really works.

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      Catherine Tally 2 years ago from Los Angeles

      I really enjoyed reading this! I agree that Disney has presented an unrealistic standard in the perfect beautiful princess who falls in love with her perfect prince. On the other hand, each one of them has had an inner strength, independent streak, or a headstrong attitude that is also influential. The inner princess is not much different from the inner super-hero that boys have in them. I grew up w/ Cinderella and Aurora from Sleeping Beauty, but Belle is my favorite. Mulan had the most influence on my daughter.

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      shanmarie 2 years ago

      Interesting concept here. My inner princess is probably a combination of many.

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      A very good first hub. I am sure many young girls grow up wanting to be princesses as inspired by Disney. Well done.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Welcome to Hub Pages and thank you for the follow. I like the way you introduce the different types of characters and how we might associate with them. Happy to follow you..

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      ArtDiva 2 years ago

      I agree with everyone, this is a pretty good hub, and only of one. Perhaps, more? I like the almost stream of consciousness style to this writing with long, well punctuated, structural sentencing of thought.

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Yes, each woman is a different princess, and her own special characteristics will help her locate that prince. Perhaps in a way that is fundamental, but I believe that we can all attract someone. It is up to us to find the best choice. Nice take in such a popular fairytale concept.

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      Dora Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Welcome to HubPages! I can understand why Disney gets the blame for the little girl's disappointment. Now that we know, we have the choice to introduce another authority into their lives who will tell them the truth.

      Your first article is very interesting and well presented. Hoping to read more.

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      Catalina 2 years ago

      I think that the author has right if we analize with the mind that we have now as an adult...but what if when we were child we discovered that we can be unhappy if we love somebody?

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      Abby Puentes 2 years ago

      This make think a lot about all the girls who are waiting of the perfect prince, this is a little sad, because that man doesn't exist... think about it, we are only normal people in a normal world. I'm not a princess, I am a woman who search the best for her life:)

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      yessi 2 years ago

      I'm a independent princess! i don't search for a perfect prince just the true love, this hub that you write is pretty good!! P.S.the perfect prince will exist when hell freezes over lol

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      Luke S. 2 years ago

      I love it!

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      this is actually a pretty good hub.. love the concept awesome :) Frank