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Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan are stepping down as senior royals in Great Britain.
Why would they do this when every little girl’s fantasy is to become a princess?
Katrina Trinko, editor in chief of The Daily Signal, took on this topic in a column in the Jan. 17, 2020, edition of USA Today.
It turns out that being a princess isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
The American “princess” wants out, Trinko writes.
Despite Disney’s princess entertainment empire, being a princess has, well, strings attached.
“Meghan’s ‘thanks, but no thanks’ princess rejection should cause us to reexamine our cultural fixation with princesses,” Trinko writes.
“With all the options available to women in 2020, does it really should so fun to spend a lifetime shaking hands and smiling politely? Yes, royalty can — and, in many cases, does — promote charitable causes and advance international goodwill. But, you don’t need to be royalty to do either of those things,” Trinko continues.
This episode allows us to discuss the difference between fantasy and dreams.
Fantasies seem impossible to achieve at the time they are fantasized. Dreams are always possible to achieve, providing the dreamer does what it takes to achieve them.
Meghan did not seek to become a princess. She’s an actress by profession. She just happened to have married a prince. A similar situation occurred decades ago when American actress Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier of Monaco.
Princess Grace gladly gave up her acting career. Duchess Meghan wants financial independence. They can’t use their royal highness titles anymore, so they will have to figure out how to make a living. That doesn’t seem to worry Meghan or Harry.
The point here? It’s OK to have fantasies as a very young child. When those fantasies become “work,” and create encumbrances in your life, they don’t seem quite so fantastic.
Dreams, however, are desirable because they give you something toward which to work.
If you have dreams, but don’t see how you can achieve them now, know that there are many vehicles out there that can potentially provide resources that can move you toward your dreams more quickly. You just have to be willing to check them out.
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Becoming a princess may not be so glamorous once you actually get there. It’s nice, if you are a woman, to be celebrated in your role as a wife and mother, as Trinko points out.
But, as Trinko suggests, it’s best to ditch child-like fantasies and “consider whether the happiest ending of all just might be not marrying a prince.”
Or, if you do, figure out your new life quickly and act accordingly.