I don’t usually like watching musicals. If I were watching a DVD copy of a movie musical, I would fast forward to the next talking scene as soon as the characters start to sing.
But, I did enjoy watching Frozen.
Since I watched the movie, I made Elsa my wallpaper. I got really inspired by her. And it’s not because she has ice powers or because she loves her sister so unconditionally.
I got inspired by her because despite knowing how bad ass she is. She decided to live in consideration of the people around her.
Everyone wants to be different or special. But sometimes, wanting or knowing that you are a special and unique snowflake* can make you an asshole.
At that scene when Elsa finally embraced who she was and what she can do, I thought to myself, if I were her, screw everyone! I’d freeze you all to death… all you who wronged me!
But no, she didn’t do that. Instead, she was considerate of how her special-ness could affect, and harm, or benefit the people around her.
That was mind-blowing for me.
She could’ve easily thought: “I don’t care what you think of me or how my actions could affect you. I’m better than you and I can do whatever I want, all you cookie-cutter human beings. I was born this way, deal with it.”
That kind of self-entitlement and unapologetic behavior… cringe.
Being ‘different’ and ‘not boring’ is not the be all and end all of human existence.
Yes, I may think I’m this or that but what good does it do if I’m a bitch.
Although I don’t think I’m that bitchy, I feel like I’m not really doing anything for society. And it’s hard to admit this.
Right now, I don’t think I can actively write or do something about promoting mutual respect, interdependence, and women empowerment because I still have a lot of stuff to work on with myself. But I thought I’d start somewhere, I still don’t know how. I’d just have to figure it out. For now, I’ll share with you this youtube channel. It’s been a while since they last uploaded a video but I really hope the project takes off.
* yep, that’s a Fight Club reference.