Fairy Tales…

Fairy Tales! You grew up on them as kids. Most kids love them, and if one had to take a guess on who’s got better choices on things, kids or adults there wouldn’t even be a debate on this issue…hehe 

But then I just got thinking… as one grows up why do most people grow out of fairy tales? or why do adults start believing that fairy tales are unreal and its time to get realistic? I have never got why realism gets almost equated to accepting that life’s not so nice! 

If one actually takes a look at the notion of fairy tales aren’t they the most real things in the world? They have the absolute mix of the good, bad and the ugly…the struggles and the triumphs, the king and the popper.. all of this with the ‘one big happy ending’! Isn’t that what life’s all about?  

For people who may question this I would want to tell them that dude you haven’t reached your end as yet so how can you write it off? And who on this earth living any life will ever be able to deny the mixed bag that the present always is… 

So except for the bit that all characters in most fairy tales are always ‘beautiful’ and ‘handsome’ and the perfect life is when the ugly becomes beautiful and the poor becomes rich…the base of most of them is about happiness isn’t it? And whether it’s the story of Cinderella or Pinocchio the point is about life may be a struggle but its got happy endings!  That’s of course if you choose to ‘believe’ so. That reminds me of another thing. Most characters in fairy tales who do make it brilliantly in the end are somewhere people who believed through their story, and isn’t that an alternative to just optimistic thought? Who would debate that optimism can carry you better than pessimism in a real rut?

 So yeah I tell u adults! Don’t know why they get us off track in life! lol

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10 responses

  1. Rukmi

    Do we really forget those good ol’ tales?

    I think sometimes we keep running them in our minds and that gets the better of us when those happy endings dont come to us. Thats what drives us then to think duuh…they are only stories..not real. What we do tend to forget thats its all a matter of time.

    sleeping beauty slept for years b4 she found the prince who kissed her and it had to strike 12 for cindy to run out and drop her shoe for the prince dearest!

    so you see…its all a MATTER of TIME and we adults tend to miss that!

    October 31, 2007 at 6:26 pm

  2. neha

    absoultely true rukmi! and when one acknowledges that lifes better than good! hehe..cheers to life! and good to see you drop by here

    October 31, 2007 at 6:30 pm

  3. Struggling is over with one generation before mine I suppose! Now kids get everything on a platter! what reality of life are you talking about?!
    Your post made me think. The joy of accomplishing some thing with great effort is immeasurable! We celebrated the arrival of our first car(second hand) with a sweet! We even named it! Later on even new car didnot bring that joy!
    Fairies do appear in form of a good friend , wellwisher etc. If only we recognise them!:)

    November 2, 2007 at 11:27 am

  4. Happy Diwali,Neha

    November 7, 2007 at 1:29 pm

  5. Neha

    hello aunty…a very very happy diwali to u too…hope u had a great time..love,neha

    November 9, 2007 at 1:43 pm

  6. churningthewordmill

    i think we forget coz reality hits!

    November 9, 2007 at 4:30 pm

  7. Neha

    but thats the point dude..we let some strange reality hit us..cause the real reality is the fariy tale 🙂 hehe

    November 10, 2007 at 7:57 am

  8. Meghana

    Hey Neha…….loved the bit on realism and fairy tales and to be honest, i ve never really grown out of them!! I think we all forget that fairy tales and reality are not mutually exclusive….for i have always believed that stories are often based on our observations of the real world and at the same time they give us insights into our real worlds as well……..so i ve always believed they both borrow heavily from each other and because of this, thankfully, i still dream of things beautiful and positive….after all, life IS a fairy tale!! 🙂 very endearing write up!! 🙂

    November 14, 2007 at 9:22 am

  9. mandiranagrath

    random thought.. will you guys ever change your theme??? dont u get bored of the same theme?i do! but then i have a short attention span, dnt i?!:P

    November 22, 2007 at 6:09 am

  10. huzi3

    I think when you’re young, you are innocent because of the lack of worldy experiences and believe completely in fairy tales. When you grow up, you start to realise that life is not so simple, white or black, yes or no.

    January 1, 2008 at 4:24 pm

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