Sep 30, 2009

Living the fairytale life

A fairytale is a story with a prince, a princess;

A land far far away, a dragon to slay

And ‘a happy ending’!

As kids we all were fascinated about fairytales. The magical story, the charming characters, the heavenly set, the flawless attire, the loveable creatures and the mystique dust. We wonder, how can anybody not like fairytale? However, eventually as we grow up, fall in and out of love; have our heart broken once or twice; betrayed by the ones we trust; our belief in fairytales kind of fades a little bit. Yes! We grow up, but not out, of fairytales. In some level we live the fairytale life every day……


Here is an Average Bloke’s story


An average bloke [our prince] in a metro gets up in the morning and goes to a land far far away i.e. his work place. To reach his work place he does not have to catch and slay a dragon. However, he has to catch a train and get down at his stop [believe me this is no less struggle than slaying a dragon]. Needless to say, he is living this fairy tale routine to achieve his happily ever after. And what exactly is his happily ever after?


Work – Fame, money, success, Falling in love, sharing his life, having kids etc....He achieves these happylet’s along the way of his fairy tale routine.


We know that Fairytale teaches us valuable lessons; But the Average bloke's story teaches us the most important lesson of them all.


Happiness is a journey not a destination......