Our lives and the casual lack of awareness that drag our escapist lifestyle is anything short of a low profile courtroom drama, messy, complicated and not one person cares to examine its details owing to the limited drama that it brings. For most parts we seem to have come far in their ways of life and yet it is not nearly far enough. People race through their pursuits without the luxury of time and check points allowing us to reflect upon things that are missing from our lives. Unfortunately, most times the obvious concerns manage to escape our attention while we run our professional goals and investment plans to the brink of self-certified perfection. The kind of perfection that might seem pretty and pretty alluring on the outside; however, with the little mileage we put on changing the course from 'what is' to 'what ought to be', it leaves us feeling too dead to live and too scared to die.
This article is based on numerous conversations and countless profiling with an attempt to break down the most fundamental and might I say fearful need that drive women to emptiness and men to casual jerk-hood (of course it is based on a standard heterosexual set ups but you would be surprised as to how many non-binary and same sex oriented individuals contributed to this article's directions). I analyze women's priorities, hardships and expectations referencing the Cinderella Story (the movies and the fairytale).
THE DREADED CINDERELLA FETISH
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