The damsel in charge

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I’m watching a lot of quality content these days. Entertainment is such a huge part of our lives. The entertainment industry is blooming because of the excessive demand for it from general public. People who star in certain amazing movies and shows are admired to the extent that they are worshiped at certain parts of the world. What is it about the entertainment industry and the imaginary world of movies and shows that draws our attention to it?

As a child I was a huge fan of fairy tales. I absolutely loved the story of “Cinderella”. And I waited for my Prince Charles every single day after that. After reading/watching many fairy tales, I was convinced that I’d end up meeting my knight in shining armor who’ll save me whenever I’m in trouble. For the longest time, I shrugged off taking responsibility of my life thinking that it will all get better once I meet my knight. I did my best at studies and work without envisioning any great goals for the future.

Most of the movies and shows that I’ve watched till date always showed a wonderful man saving the damsel in distress from any trouble and end up being her hero. Are girls that vulnerable to need a man to save them from every problematic situation? I have lived all my life subconsciously believing that I will end up meeting my knight in future who will change my life and make it better. Thus, I ended up not working on my life. I never believed that I had the ability to make it better myself.

It took a lot of hurtful experiences and unlearning to realize that change starts from within. The only person who has the ability to make my life better is my own self. If I don’t work on myself and develop the ability to find happiness in each and every situation in life, the greatest of knights wouldn’t be able to help me.

I’m thankful to have this realization early on in my life. I don’t live my life with an endless wait for someone to enter it and make it better. I am in control and work on making it a little better each day. It’s not that difficult really!