Everywhere we look we are surrounded by a culture of positivity. Magazines, TV shows, celebrities, blogs, books, pretty much everything that has any significance to pop culture at the moment tells us over and over again that the single most important thing in life is to accept ourselves the way we are. True or not, I am not speaking to you today to debate that. My question is: can we define a limit to this acceptance or should we always and under all circumstances just love ourselves? What if we are just a horrible person? What if in the story of our life we are… the villain?
I am a diehard Disney fan. Well, maybe not that diehard, but I do watch a lot of Disney productions and listen to a lot of Disney songs pretty much… all the time. This is a sign of my generation, I think, all of us obsessing over either cartoons or games from our childhood. And as a child of my generation I have always wondered where my place would be in an imaginary Disney world. Would I make a good Sleeping Beauty? I am a blonde, after all, and I cherish nothing more than an afternoon nap. Or maybe Mulan: strong, independent and totally a bestie with a dragon? Yet the longer I wondered and wondered, the more I realized there is really no place for me among this cheerful crowd. As much as I hate to admit it, if I was a Disney princess, I would be a villain.
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