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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Fairest One of All...

"Magic mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?" - The Wicked Queen

The story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is supposed to be just a fairy tale, but there is one theme in particular that is a harsh reality....


I've thought long and hard about a more mature term for "being a hater", but I just couldn't think of one. "Hater" pretty much sums it up. And that is what that almost all of the Disney Princess movies were all about.

Unsolicited Haterism.

The Wicked Queen didn't like Snow White because according to the magic mirror, she was "the fairest one of all". And in real life, this same "haterism" holds true.

Some little girls/young ladies/grown women/old ladies are simply compelled to attack others for no good reason at all.

I can only speculate, but perhaps talking down about people and what they have makes the hater feel better about themselves. I don't know why it happens, but it does.

Why must there always be competition to see who is better?

I mean, what is "better" anyway? The true criteria eludes me, but pop culture tells us that "better" means prettier, smarter, richer, and so forth. Oh...and having bigger boobs, of course!

At the end of the day beauty is in the eye of the beholder, being intellectual doesn't necessarily mean that your actions make sense, money isn't everything, and boobs are HIGHLY overrated. Or perhaps I'm guilty of being a hater for feeling this way...Lol!

You've heard the phrase "Nice guys finish last", right?

If real life were anything like the Disney Princess movies, then "nice guys" would always win. And that my friends is why these stories are called fairy tales. Being a good guy doesn't mean that you're always going to triumph over your "Wicked Queen" and live happily ever after.

You can't suddenly sprout boobs or win the lotto so you can "win". There is an antagonist in all of our lives. It could be your boss, co-worker, in-laws, parents, siblings, extended family, or even your friend. (Lol...or should I say "frenemy"?)

So, who is your Disney villain?

I suppose one thing that holds true is the fact that we all have someone who makes our lives miserable from time to time. We all also realize that there is no such thing as "living happily ever after". I know I sound cynical, but the story of our lives are ever-evolving -- personal goals change, villians change, definitions of "happily ever after" can change.

I suppose the best way to deal with being a "Disney Princess" under attack is to roll with the punches. Ignore the competitive bullsh*t. And above all, take any "haterism" with a grain of salt. There have been a few negative things said about my daughter and I am learning that I need to heed my own advice.

Who cares who's the fairest one of all?

Sometimes you win some and you lose some, but don't ever let the Wicked Queen get ahold of your spirit.

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