After seeing MaidofOrleans list in the forum link
, I thought it was a cool idea to list down Disney Princesses on the basis of which how I relate to them or not relate to them. So here goes:
DON'T RELATE TO
I don't really relate to her much. I cannot go from being scared for my life to cleaning the stranger's house in the same day. I'm optimistic but not like her, I'd be more like practical and cautious in her situation. I am also not as organized as her and neither as much persistent with my ways of living.
I'm sorry, I didn't mean to frighten you
I wish I was as graceful as her, but I'm not. I'm composed at the best. I'm also not that passive when it comes to making decisions in life. I'd have reacted more aggressively if I were in her situation (when she realizes her whole life has been a lie). I'm also not that dreamy or romantic in general.
But how can I be a princess?
The only thing I relate to her is that I'd have married for only love. I'm not as blunt in my conversation. I also don't relate to her kind of sarcastic humor. I wouldn't run away from my home just to experience a different life, esp not in her situation but I used to crave freedom and I always understood that it comes with its own price. I'd find a lot of ways to indulge my time and energy given her lifestyle than to whine about having nothing important to do.
If I do marry, I want it to be for love
The only thing I am able to relate to her is that I also don't believe in fairy tales as such, and only think your dreams come true when you work for it. I think I work hard for my dreams but I'm not as much driven solely by them, as Tiana is. My friends and family matters more to me than my work. I'm also not as aloof as she wants to stay, I love making friends and hanging out with them often.
SOMEWHAT RELATE TO
Work work work
I'm practical about life and take decisions knowing what would be their consequences. But when it comes to matter of self respect, I'd rather suffer consequences than to suffer in silence (This is not to say Cinderella's actions were less brave or less respectful, this is just a look into what I'd do as an individual). I'm not as graceful or elegant as she is. I'm about as polite as she is. I'm assertive like her too.
They can't order me to stop dreaming
I'm also an adventurer who loves exploring new things, new places, new cultures. I relate the best with her desire to experience new things in life, about wanting more from life. I'm also hopeful about other people and would rather give it a chance. I can be impulsive many a times, break a few rules in life. I would only react verbally, express my anger and hurt towards bitter situations and not take actions in impulse, especially not as extreme as leaving home, family and friends, under no circumstance.
Ask them my questions and get some answers. I want more.
I used to be like Mulan a lot. I didn't feel at ease at social functions. I was driven by what would make my parents happy, so much so that I changed my life decisions to suit their expectations. Basically, Reflection song, reflects on my ever going internal war between having to choose my real self vs. my expected self. And it troubled me to know my actions didn't bring the results that would make my family happy. But I'm not a clumsy person in general. And now not socially as awkward. I'm also not as obedient as I used to be and don't make decisions just because I'm expected to. I listen to my family but make my own decisions and can express easily if I decide to do other than what's not they want/expect of me. I speak up my mind more often. But I can still go to great lengths for protecting my family.
How I pray, that a time will come, I can free myself, from their expectations On that day, I'll discover someway to be myself, and to make my family proud.
I love my alone free time, where I can be what I want to be without expectations and rules. I'm more inclined to question rules than to accept them, as of today. But I don't out-rightly reject other's perspective without giving it a shot for understanding. I actually try very hard to find a middle ground. I'm not brash or ill-mannered as she is. I would more often speak up my mind if I disagree with something, and won't give in to a demand/expectation of society, if it means changing my life upside down. I would stick with my family through thick and thin and will choose them over myself if it comes down to saving their lives.
MOSTLY RELATE TO
Some say fate is something beyond our command. But our destiny lives within us. We only have to be brave enough to see it
I'm a highly empathetic individual. I try very hard to understand the differences between people. I have a keen desire to know more about different cultures and adopt valuable things in my life. I intently listen to advise given by my mentor and elders, but not necessarily follow them. I take time to arrive at a decision after evaluating its pros and cons, like she did whether she should marry Kocoum or not.
If you walk the footsteps of a stranger, you learn things you never knew
I'm usually a cheerful and optimistic person, have a sunny disposition. I also tend to see the brighter side of life and people in general. I also tend to act as a healer to people and other living being in any kind of pain/trouble. It troubles me to look at someone suffering and I can get involved in understanding their source of pain and heal it if I can. I'm good at listening to others. I also love to try my hand in many activities - dancing, singing, painting, cooking, photography etc. I'm about as curious as she is and get excited at new things easily. I'm not as naive to wander out with a total stranger but I do put a lot of faith in people being good at heart. And I would react and act just like her if I were to know I was being lied to and will be treated badly, like how she does in the end. "I will not stop, every minute for the rest of my life, i'll not stop fighting you. I'll never stop trying to get away from you."
Like all you lovely folks, I've got a dream!
After swinging between being too attached and too careless with other's expectations, I have found my balance just like her. I try to explain my interests, my perspective to people in best way I can and leave them to judge me at their free will. It neither weighs on my conscience all the time but I do think twice if I would have hurt someone with my actions. I'm an avid book reader. I do dream of an extraordinary life - full of adventure and new experiences but I would not leave everything behind to chase it as well. I'm neither a conformist nor a rebel, just like her. I try very hard to understand people from inside.
Bittersweet and strange, finding you can change, learning you were wrong
Hope you enjoyed reading this. Would love to hear from you all, as always!