The little girl looks at her who is not allowed to have her own opinions. The little girl learns not to say no. Gets brainwashed in that she should always be happy. Be slim and beautiful. Sweet. Have curves in the right places and not too big a nose. Long and thick shiny hair. Innocent and small and pretty. A people pleaser without her own boundaries or ambitions. Passive and do not resist. The only will she has is that she wants to be saved by Him. Or will and will. It is probably everyone else's will and expectation that is projected on the little girl.
Her whole being revolves around the longing to be kissed by Prince Charming. She must yearn, dream and long to be saved. It's the most important thing of all and the only thing she should think about. And only a man and a prince can save her. Make her a worthy woman. A real woman. A happy woman. Consent is not that important. Just kiss her even though she's asleep. That's all she wants. That's her life's task. After the rescue, the story ends. Because she lives happily ever after. He finally saved her. Everything turned out well in the end. Everything is good now. At last.
In this work, I examine Disney movies, specifically the princess movies, and question what one learns both consciously and unconsciously from them. How do they shape children and girls? Do impressions affect even shaping as a young person to grow up? What happens when little girls stare at Disney princess movies and romanticize and glorify the princesses and their life destinies? What do the movies serve us? Are Disney movies trying to tell us unwritten rules, preconceived notions, societal norms, gender norms, desired behaviors, expectations and ideals, hidden messages to us? Do Disney movies want to educate us?
Who You Are - The Identity Within You
A life caught in a body. A body that gives you life.
Do you know yourself best? Or is it someone else who can describe you and who you are better than you are able to?
How much can people consciously choose to show to others and the outside world and how much do people in your vicinity see that you don't know about?
Which features and sides within you do you not ever want somebody else to know? Do you ever ask yourself why so?
When you see someone in the eye, what do you see? The true self in the person? Lies? Yourself?
To always hide something in every second you live. Are we even capable of not doing so? To always be totally honest, sincere and authentic to ourselves and others. Why does it feel like it's the hardest thing to do of everything in the world?
Does our identity and person age when our body ages over the years or are we really all young children playing adults just because our body has grown up?
Why do some people change over time? Get totally different? Getting almost a new identity? Others seem to be their true self until the last breath of life.
Life, experiences and time shape and develop our identity. But the one we are deep within, is that constant life through? How much of the self are you born with and how much is shaped by life?
What do others see in you that you don't see? How do others perceive you? How do you want others to see you? Can you even choose or does it happen unknowingly?
Who do you see when you see yourself in the mirror? Who do others see when they look at you? What is the difference? What do you want the difference to be?
When We Are Gone
Since the first spill of the industrialization,
you have not been bothered.
Not thought of the future life on this planet.
Not at all.
Where did your responsibility disappear?
It is we, I and you, who must now take the consequences.
Make drastic changes.
Not just at the individual level, but especially at a structural level.
We can’t continue to live in luxury,
as we have done so far.
It is not sustainable.
We can’t afford to continue to close our eyes.
Wars and conflicts worsen,
as people fight for limited natural resources.
Cataclysms will increase and become worse.
Forest fires, heat highs and harvest crises are commonplace.
The sea surface is raising when the world's land is melting.
sea temperature rises.
and extreme weather becomes more common.
rRch countries must help poorer countries.
High-income countries should reduce spill,
and have a level close to zero by 2030.
We must keep the international climate agreements.
replace the fossil fuels.
Stop deforestation and depletion of the oceans to increase the Earth's carbon stock.
Our future energy sources must be renewable and long-term sustainable.
With low emissions in a life cycle perspective.
And not come from resources that run out.
It doesn't really have that big of a difference.
If we minimize food waste and lower indoor temperature.
Sort out household waste and skip non-recyclable goods.
Switch to LED lights and use fabric bags.
It is not these actions that save the planet.
Instead, we should:
Minimize the flying and reduce car travel.
Choose slow fashion, consume less and buy renewable energy.
We know it.
But do we do it?
What we really should do,
if it should have any significance at all is:
1. To stress less. For a stressed person takes shortcuts instead of thinking responsibly. Stress is not good for anyone who wants a sustainable lifestyle. nor for the climate.
2. Be more content. few are really satisfied. we always want more and something better. Long-term happiness does not require external attributes or experiences. If you become more satisfied with what you have, your climate impact will most likely decrease.
3. Inspire others. The change in society and lifestyle we need to make over the next few years seems to scare many people. politicians barely dare to take the issue for fear of decisions that restrict the individual's freedom. we need more inspirers and role models at the individual level to open the eyes of the authorities in power. make them realize that we need structural changes in society. right now.
4. Choose vegan diet. Studies show that a diet completely without animal products is one of the best things you can do to make your ecological footprint as small as possible.
5. Get fewer children. Studies show that not having children is the single biggest sacrifice you can make for the climate. greater than to refrain from flying, car driving or meat. When something as basic as reproduction is regarded as a climate hazard, then it is a serious signal of how unsustainable our lifestyle is.
It is said that it is already too late.
That we no longer can stop the climate change.
In the near future the world will suffer.
Because of you, us, you and me.
We need to change our lifestyle now.
We must do what we can to prevent the worst disaster.
When we are gone.
I want you who are still unborn to live.
In a world where you do not have to suffer because of our living here.
That the planet shall get a little better than it is now.
And that you never stop fighting for future life.
For you can’t afford to apologize afterwards.