Happily Ever After?

Can I be blunt for a minute? I HATE when stories end with “Happily Ever After”. Really? That’s what your leaving me with? “He rescues the princess and they live happily ever after?” I’ll be honest, it sounds REALLY boring…

So you have this grand adventure, then you settle down? That doesn’t sound like a life I want to live… I want one adventure to lead to the next! Sure, some downtime in between adventures is great, but I want another one soon!

See, we has humans, and especially us men were created for adventure. We want to do something. Think about it. You favorite movies. Favorite books. They weren’t the ones where the guy stays at home and chills on his couch. No. He was off on some adventure! Doesn’t matter if it’s a comedy, or an epic film, or a drama, or a chick flick. There is an adventure there somewhere.

Now when I say “off on an adventure”, I don’t mean you have to travel, I just mean there is some endeavor that you are on that takes you into somewhere you’ve never been before… Maybe a new job, a kid, a marriage, etc.

The other thing about adventure, is that you can’t do it alone. Again, think about it. Lord of the Rings. Star Wars. Indiana Jones. They never went on their adventure alone. Frodo had the fellowship, and more importantly, he had Sam. Luke had Han, Leia, R2-D2, & C-3PO. See a pattern? They would have never made it without their friends.

I move that we should all strive to live our lives not as “and he lived happily ever after” but as “and so they lived happily until their next adventure.”

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2 comments on “Happily Ever After?

  1. Well, it also gives little children a false idea of what love it and how relationships work. it is not, boy rescue girl and live happily after after. no. first, girls don’t need rescuing, and second, everything isn’t perfect once you are together! Uggg.

  2. Sadly, even Christian fiction has the guy being handsome, the girl being pretty, and a happy ever after ending.

    Let’s acknowledge that attraction is about more than outer beauty.

    How about reality: “S/he would probably be called “average looking” by most people, but when s/he smiles at me, my heart skips a beat.”

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