Monday, July 26, 2010

risk


thedisneyprincess
“Cinderella walked on broken glass, Sleeping beauty let her whole life pass by, Belle fell in love with a beast, Pocahontas risked her life for a feast, Jasmine could have had anyone but she chose a poor man, and Ariel, she walked on land.”
So many people dislike fairytales because it makes us believe in love, believe that a prince will swoop down and save us when something goes wrong. But I’ve come to realise that in every fairytale-like movie, every girl took a risk. Took a risk for love, took a risk in the name of love.

So, how do we know if our own fairytale won’t really happen if we don’t try, if we stop believing in love?

I know it’s hard for some of you to put down their guard and to learn to trust someone else sometimes. I know because I’ve been through it. People like us, we distance ourselves from people we genuinely like just because we are afraid to get hurt. But does building up these walls ultimately saves us from hurting?

It doesn’t.

We’ve got to know that these people, the people we are blocking out because of our own insecurities, will leave someday too. Leave for something better. Everyone will cause you pain and hurt and tears, but you have to decide who’s worth it. And when you make that decision, happiness will come to you. =)

50 comments:

  1. I commend you. Simple and sensible. Keep on living the good life. I hope you continue to take a risk...it's worth it.

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  2. Finally, a little hope.

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  3. wow....... this is great! :)

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  4. Very sweet!
    And I believe in taking risks for love and happiness too ♥

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  5. I took a very big risk for love three years ago. And it definitely paid off.

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  6. This is exactly how I feel at this moment. Earlier tonight I took a risk and put myself on the line and I'm do happy I did.
    What you wrote here is perfect.

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  7. This is so perfect and so true. If you don't take these risks you will always, always end up wishing you had. Our biggests regrets are not things we did but things we didnt do.

    Be brave. Take a risk in the name of love

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  8. This is amazing, and it's so true! Amazingly written.

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  9. I am totally agree with u!!! In love...we always have to take risk...if u don´t...u r dead in love;)

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  10. wow. you're really right.
    belle was my favorite caracter, because she's so strong.

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  11. I agree, you have to take a leap of faith, take that risk,do something you've never done before. Pls have a look at my blog www.la-passion-life.blogspot.com - Dream, love be ;-) Good luck!

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  12. Thank for these amazing thoughts!
    That makes us more risky in love!
    Finding the right one, means to take a risk? how knows? maybe yes!

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  13. This is amazing. I've always loved fairytales, not for the happy ending, but the great love story it tells of sacrifice and risks.

    Thank you for penning down the words (: and telling everyone to take that leap.

    Because sometimes, it only takes one small leap of faith.

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  14. I am from India and this blog is simply amazing. I just wanted to let you know that people all over the world love you and that everywhere love is just the same.

    Taking risks does get you the best kind of love. I know i have tried!

    <3

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  15. I completely agree that love means taking risks and throwing caution to the wind.
    What I don't agree with is that everyone will leave you and cause you pain and hurt and tears. That just isn't so.
    Fairytales do come true. I know because I have experienced it. And I know my Prince Charming will never leave me or cause me any pain.
    If you believe that the only possible outcome of a situation is a negative one, you will never allow yourself to have a happy ending.

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  16. And don't we all want to be strong princesses? Part of the beauty in a woman lies in her strength; her strength lies in her love for her lover

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  17. thanks for posting this! this is greay!

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  18. Beautifully said <3

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  19. i am the one that wrote 'my open ended boy', and i've decided now...partly from reading this and trusting myself (and learning to trust him) that i am ready to take the risk, i am going to to do-jump in with my eyes open and aware. Thanks for this, it was really great and exactly what i needed.

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  20. Wow, this is a completely new perspective on the Disney films for me. I was one of the cynics who hated Disney for selling lies, but I do think you're right. I really appreciate words and encouragement, and hopefully one day all of us out there too afraid to let our guards will learn that receive any love we need to be open too it.

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  21. That picture is perfect...Disney really is one of the most incredible businesses/innovators.

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  22. awww thank you so much. love love love to you

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  23. This gave me hope, yet I'm still afraid to ask him out. I want to ask him out to watch this year's fireworks with me, but I'm afraid to be rejected and make things even more awkward between us. I'm even more afraid to create more burden for him by asking him to make a decision - yea or no. All the risks the disney princesses took paid off and they got their happily ever after eventually, yet this is not true in reality. There's so many possibilities of things going wrong, and what ifs..

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  24. Love the quote in the beginning.

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  25. wow this is truly inspiring. Great thinking on that note :)

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  26. wow, thank you.. it helps:)

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  27. this is soo nice article...!
    very very nice to read it!
    thanks for this nice sharing..!

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  28. you really have an amazing way with words, i was one of the very many non believers in love but it was only because i've been hurt so many times so i put up a wall of "protection" for myself so i wouldn't get hurt. your words are really inspiring, please keep writing words like this because something as simple as a few paragraphs like this can really change someone's perspective

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  29. THANK YOU!!
    Good fairytales are not "sweet". They´re beautiful and breathtaking and hopegiving...
    Thanx again. //anna

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  30. I'm just... WOW! - this is so beautiful. The way you write is amazing - and truthful.
    Thank You! <3 :)

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  31. this picture looks incredibly dirty. someone has to see what i see, right?!?! hehehe.

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  32. Oh wow, i wrote something that was almost a polar-opposite entry to this a while ago! I like this, thank you so much.

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  33. I simply LOVE this post! So much I'm gonna put the link on my blog.

    xxx

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  34. the last line hit me hard, everybody is gonna hurt you, but we have to decide who is worth it, im ready for you Eric,i promise ill do my best...

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  35. i just LOVE IT!
    its so trueee,
    you have to take risks...
    if doesnt work unless you wont be wondering what would have been...

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  36. I love this...thank you, it's so sweet and true<3

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  37. Thank you for giving hope :)

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  38. Thanks dear :)
    You have no idea how much this means to me <3<3

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  39. I'm waiting for the one... Thanks for writing this (:

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  40. I suppose one and all should browse on it.

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  41. Really effective info, lots of thanks for the article.

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