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Sisu: The Finnish Concept of Inner Strength and How to Adopt It ~ Jamie Logie

Sisu: The Finnish Concept of Inner Strength and How to Adopt It.

By Jamie Logie.

July 14, 2019. 

 
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You have more strength in you than you even realize, but how do you bring it out?

Sisu is a Finnish concept based on grit, bravery, and resilience. Sisu is all about having a real stoic determinism and is something that the people of Finland pride themselves on. We may call it “having a stiff upper lip“, but it goes much deeper than that.
This article will look at what Sisu is all about, and how you can adopt it for yourself.

What Does Sisu Really Mean?

I mentioned some of its traits, but we can see Sisu as the ultimate form of courage. It’s about what you do when your back is up against the wall and all the odds are against you.

It’s all about sticking to a course of action and not backing down no matter what adversity you face. No matter the odds you may be up against, Sisu allows you to not be overcome by them.

We can see a popular culture example of this in Han Solo in The Empire Strikes Back. When faced with certain doom from an attack by the Empire, Han Solo – with his back against the wall – takes the Millenium Falcon into an asteroid field.

Something that’s considered a suicide mission. He is informed by C3-PO that the chances of successfully surviving an asteroid field are 3720:1, to which Solo responds, “Never tell me the odds…”.

This is an easy way of looking at Sisu as it’s all about displaying courage in the face of overwhelming adversity – and insurmountable odds. 

How Long Has This Concept Been Around?

Sisu goes back hundreds of years and is one of the foundations of Finnish culture. It’s thought to be one of the best ways to understand what the Fins are truly all about. The country has always prided themselves in going beyond one’s own mental or physical capacity, and Sisu is what represents their people.
Sisu has been explained as the word that describes Finland and that “it’s the most wonderful of all their words“. This became popularized during the famous “Winter War” when the Fins were invaded by the Soviet Union. This occurred during 1939-40 and it’s when Sisu came to the forefront.
Time Magazine noted that the “Sisu” displayed by the Fins was all about tenacity. It was about the ability to keep fighting long after others would quit.
The Fins were able to take the war into Russian territory while at the same time withstanding brutal attacks by a reinforced Russian army. This allowed them to gain the upper hand as the Fins could fight in harsh conditions with no sense of throwing in the towel.
Sisu is all about bravery, bravado, and ferocity.

More Examples of Sisu

Sisu applies well to matters of war and battles, but is it something notable in a modern, non-military aspect? Most people forget that one of the biggest phone companies – Nokia – is actually Finnish. As the wireless phone market grew more intense, Nokia could hang on despite many odds being stacked up against them.
Nokia was constantly able to overcome many obstacles going into the mid-2000s and the “guts” they had displayed allowed them to stick around in the industry.
This was chalked up to the Sisu shown by Nokia’s executives. The CEO of Nokia noted how this unique Finnish quality allowed them to persevere and have endurance where other companies would falter.
We can see Steve Jobs as possessing Sisu as he refused to ever throw in the towel. He had an intensity and endurance that others couldn’t match. For Jobs, it was all about being relentless and not giving in to create the best products possible. No was never an option.
Even being forced to leave the company that he started only made him embrace this white-knuckle courage to push forward and come back stronger than ever turning Apple into one of the biggest companies in history.

Where Does Sisu Come From and How Do You Adopt It?

With the Fins, it’s considered having developed because of their harsh Nordic winters. To survive in an environment like that takes the ultimate in perseverance and courage.
But it’s also seen as a product of genetics, biology, psychological, and social factors. Some of it may be in you, but it’s also able to be nurtured through your environment.
This may be a social construct, but the concept of Sisu can exist in anyone. Some people have this “never give up” mindset from the day they are born – but it’s still possible to develop it.

It all comes down to your thought process and mindset.

If you grow up in an environment that fosters this approach, it will be easier for it to become naturally engrained in you. It may be the culture that allows Sisu to exist in you more than it is genetics.
This means you want to surround yourself with people who have these traits as they are more likely to rub off on you.
If Sisu is something you don’t think you have – and you want to adopt it – it means getting out of your comfort zone and exposing yourself to people – and situations – where resilience is common. Over time, you will embrace the qualities that allow you to persevere and not back down.

It also means retraining the way you think.

Your brain is like a muscle and it needs repetition to get stronger and more developed. Positive thinking – where you tell yourself to be determined and resilient – will eventually become second nature.
You need to catch yourself every time you doubt or second-guess yourself and remember that it’s just your mind telling you these things. You can train your mind, the problem is it’s we have bombarded it with negative self-talk because of the environment and culture we find ourselves in – so it takes work.
When you continue to reinforce the idea of Sisu in your mind, you will find that the perception of it has now become a reality.
References:
  1. http://www.bbc.com/
  2. https://www.psychologytoday.com/
  3. https://www.sciencedaily.com/
 
About the Author: Jamie Logie

 Jamie Logie is a personal trainer, nutritionist, and health & wellness specialist. Jamie also studied sociology and psychology at Western University and has a counseling diploma from Heritage Baptist College. He has run a blog and top-rated podcast on iTunes called "Regained Wellness". Jamie is also a contributing writer for places like the Huffington Post, Thrive Global, LifeHack and has an Amazon #1 book called "Taking Back Your Health".




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Quarta-feira, 03 / 07 / 19

What Is Pygmalion Effect and How It Can Bring Positive Results ~ Francesca F.

What Is Pygmalion Effect and How It Can Bring Positive Results.

By Francesca F.

July 2nd, 2019

 
 

 

In a position of power, how you treat those below you makes a huge difference, as proved by the Pygmalion Effect.
Whether we are looking after children, managing staff, or coaching a team, our behavior has a direct influence. It is all too easy to see some as more capable than others, and some as more disruptive. We subconsciously give the higher achievers more attention because we want to give them the best chance. However, were we to give equal expectation to all, we improve the performance of the whole team.
The Pygmalion Effect is a psychological phenomenon which explains why we should have high hopes for everyone, even when they are not initially performing.

What Is the Pygmalion Effect?

The Pygmalion Effect is an interpersonal motivational phenomenon whereby higher expectations lead to an increase in performance. Conversely, low expectations lead to reduced performance in the same way.
It is the very notion of a self-fulfilling prophesy as attributed to sociologist Robert Merton in 1948. In his writings, Merton described the phenomenon of a false belief becoming true over time. This creates a feedback loop whereby we assume we are always correct because we believe ourselves to be. We essentially hypnotize ourselves to achieving what we want.

Robert Rosenthal’s Research

Robert Rosenthal defined the Pygmalion Effect as the phenomenon whereby one person’s expectations for another’s behavior serves as a self-fulfilling prophecyRosenthal’s work came to prove that a teacher’s expectations for a student highly influenced the student’s performance.
A group of students took a test which Rosenthal said would be able to identify ‘growth spurters’. ‘Spurters’ are those likely to achieve academically. Rosenthal gave teachers names of pupils Rosenthal said he expected to achieve. ‘Spurter’ students showed a significantly greater increase in performance throughout the year.
‘Spurters’, however, were chosen at random. Rosenthal claimed that the only influence in their performance was the beliefs of the teacher. This proved that the expectation of the teacher, parent, or coach has an incredible impact on the performance of the child.
Rosenthal posed four key factors which explained why this was:

Climate:

Teachers acted warmer and friendlier to those children said to spurters.

Input:

Teachers gave more time and energy into the children said to be spurters.

Output:

Teachers called on spurters more often to give answers in class.

Feedback:

Teachers tended to give more helpful responses and in-depth feedback to children said to be spurters.

It is not only children affected by the Pygmalion Effect.

The Pygmalion Effect is also applicable in the workplace in managerial expectations of employees. Those who receive frequent recognition from bosses will feel more motivated to do even better. Conversely, those who are constantly criticized soon lose motivation to try their best and the quality of work may suffer.
When we look at the phenomenon of the Pygmalion Effect, we can clearly see that the way we treat people can vastly alter their performance. We can even use it to consciously change the behavior of others in a positive way. The more we view people as capable of more, the more likely they are to strive to achieve more.
We can see the converse of the Pygmalion Effect in stereotypes of social class in schools and workspaces. The less we believe in someone, the less they are likely to achieve.
By keeping the four aspects of impact in mind when addressing someone you are managing, you can put the Pygmalion Effect to full use.

The first step is creating a positive environment for all.

Offer the same warm and friendly environment to your entire cohort and they will feel more comfortable and secure. This has a powerful impact on ensuring high productivity because comfortable people work best.

Ensure that you are giving the same time and energy to those who may not achieve as those who will.

Be conscious of your feedback and who you decide to give difficult tasks. You may trust those with a consistently high level of output, but by stretching others, you help them improve.

Positive reinforcement is a powerful tool.

When people feel as though they are achieving, the Pygmalion Effect proves that they will keep striving for greatness.

The Pygmalion Effect is a psychological embodiment of mind over matter.

Reinforcement of expectation and belief that someone can achieve is more likely to bring about achievement than criticism. Understanding the Pygmalion Effect and how to use is a valuable tool in people management.
It can help you to get the best out of your team and increase the performance of those who are under-achieving. You have more power than you realize over those who aren’t achieving. With a little belief, even the lowest achieving member of the team can improve.
Practicing working with the Pygmalion Effect can take time, as people sometimes need convincing that they can achieve more. It is easy to criticize and expect achievement through fear.  Stay consistent and remind each person what is expected of them and offer praise when they achieve. Over time, you will see the results you are looking for and the entire team will increase in performance.
References:
  1. https://www.psychologytoday.com/
  2. https://link.springer.com/

 

 

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About the Author: Francesca F.

Francesca is a freelance writer currently studying a degree in Law and Philosophy. She has written for several blogs in a range of subjects across Lifestyle, Relationships and Health and Fitness. Her main pursuits are learning new innovative ways of keeping fit and healthy, as well as broadening her knowledge in as many areas as possible in order to achieve success.
 
 
 
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Domingo, 19 / 05 / 19

How to Use the Power of Suggestion to Transform Your Life ~ Sherrie.

How to Use the Power of Suggestion to Transform Your Life.

By Sherrie.

May 16th, 2019

 

The power of suggestion is much stronger than you realize. Its fantastical reputation holds many truths.
I know, for a fact, that the spoken word is powerful. I’ve learned this through my own spiritual endeavors and watching things happen according to either the positive or negative affirmations I make from day to day.
You may also encounter ways this power of suggestion works for yourself. In rare cases, you may learn how it can be used in opposition.

The true power of the spoken word

The power of using suggestions can also be beneficial when convincing others. For instance, a salesman uses this tool to sell more products or improve the reputation of what he’s selling.
People can change minds according to the words they use, and even make others like or dislike them at will. It’s amazing how well this actually works.
Then you also have negative and positive opposing opinions. What is known as psychological warfare is more common than you think.
In fact, people engage in this activity on a regular basis, and some see it as a normal mode of healthy competition. This is when you speak positively about a certain issue, but someone else is claiming a negative outcome with this same situation.
While I won’t get too religious here, I do believe the winner comes down to just how bad you want something, and if you believe your outcome will happen. It’s all about mindset.
Also, the more you speak these things into being, the more confident you will be in the future. The power of suggestion not only helps you stay in the right frame of mind, but it can also change your life completely.
The power of using suggestions to make things happen can be used by anyone, and for good or bad. Let’s look further.

How to harness the true power of suggestion

So, you have a pretty good understanding of what I’m talking about, right? Well, talking about it and taking action are two different things. What we want to do now is to learn how to utilizethe power of our statements.
Yes, you can do this too, and here’s how:

1. Be aware first

To use the power of persuasion, whether its to bring about positive outcomes or help someone see from your perspective, you must first become aware. This means being aware of your surroundings, how people feel, and the truth of the situations around you.
Being aware helps you understand how to formulate your words in your favor. It also helps you develop a plan for your outcome. Just take time to look around you, listen, and reinforce the truth of what is in the present as opposed to what will be.

2. Understand words

Before you use the power of positive suggestion, for instance, you must understand whichpositive words have the ability to bring about change.
As there are many words that can change situations, there are certain words which can hasten these results. “Valuable” is one of these words. The word “valuable” is so powerful because most people strive for value in the things they acquire in life.
On the flip side, negative words like, “dangerous” can have a marked effect on those who are about to make moves in their lives. If someone has plans, but then hears the word “dangerous” associated with these plans, it can change the whole decision.
Do you see how understanding words can be quite beneficial? Do your research on the most effective words of suggestion, and this will help you train that power you have within.

3. Using reciprocity

Here’s a simple way of using your power of influence with a suggestion. Let’s look at this one in a simple way. For example: If you need something done, you can sometimes get what you want by doing something for someone else first. I know this doesn’t really sound like suggestive power, but in effect, it is.
While I don’t advocate doing this just for gain, because it can be seen as manipulation, remembering a favor you’ve done for someone else can help you formulate a failproof suggestion to get what you want. It’s simply by reminder and obligation.
This might not be the most powerful mode, but it’s one of the easiest ones to understand.

4. Believe and play the role

If you want something to happen, believing is a huge part of that outcome. But, believing does more than just boost your morale, it also causes you to align your actions to your beliefs, as long as you have a positive outlook on the suggestions you’re making.
Your actions will then help pull things into the alignment needed to realize what you wanted in the first place. It’s a process that takes focus, but it works.

5. Keep an open mind as well

In order for your power of words to take full effect, you must have an open mind. First of all, a failure of any kind can make you discouraged and hinder your progress of getting what you want. Now, I said, it can, but it doesn’t have to.
You have to be strong and realize, with an open mind, that just because negative things happen, it doesn’t mean your plan and progress is wrong. Think about it this way, maybe each little falter is part of the path your power of words must take in order to manifest into reality.

6. Confidence

There it is again, that word that makes you visualize a person standing tall, head held high with a proud smile on their face, right? Well, confidence is a powerful tool for suggestion and realization.
It doesn’t matter if you are speaking good things into your life, or you’re trying to convince something to join a club, confidence holds sway like few other tools. If you have strong confidence, the power of suggestion is child’s play.

7. The support system

When you want something done or you really want to change your life, movements seem more powerful in twos, threes, or multiples of participants. Going it alone is great, but going at it with a supportive group amplifies your results.
The point is, all around the world, in every spiritual belief system or secular way of life, there is a need for a support system. Most people who believe in the power of using suggestive words and doing so in groups have a great amount of hope and faith.
This is how they get things done, and this is how they have the belief to keep using these powers of the spoken word. And, when failures come, they can be tackled and reformulated together, thus, even more, hope.

Utilizing your great power

You are powerful. Never let anyone tell you otherwise. I have felt the failure myself, at great depths and lengths, and still, I rise to readjust my mindset and reset my course. The objective is clear to me, and so I keep practicing the power of words and suggestions to change my life.
It can change your life too. You just have to believe to get started.
References:
  1. https://www.psychologytoday.com
  2. https://www.fastcompany.com

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
About the Author: Sherrie

Sherrie is a freelance writer and artist with over 10 years of experience. She spends most of her time giving life to the renegade thoughts. As the words erupt and form new life, she knows that she is yet again free from the nagging persistence of her muse. She is a mother of three and a lifetime fan of the thought-provoking and questionable aspects of the universe.

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Quarta-feira, 24 / 04 / 19

10 Marcus Aurelius Quotes That Are Still Relevant Today ~ Francesca F.

10 Marcus Aurelius Quotes That Are Still Relevant Today

By Francesca F.

April 23rd, 2019

 
 
 

Marcus Aurelius quotes may be from the time of Ancient Rome, but they are still relevant today.

Marcus Aurelius was a Roman emperor between 161 to 180. He was known as the last of the Five Good Emperors. His personal philosophical writings, now known as his Meditations, have become a source of many Marcus Aurelius quotes and are widely praised in the philosophical community. They are also commonly found to be a significant source of modern understandings of Stoic philosophy.
There are hundreds of Marcus Aurelius quotes that you can integrate into your daily life to improve it and enhance your moral understanding.

These are only ten of the best which are most definitely still relevant today and teach valuable lessons.

 

Be content to seem what you really are

 
We are always looking to emanate what others expect of us and hiding who we really are. This is one of the most famous Marcus Aurelius quotes which tells us that we must allow ourselves to be who we truly are. It reminds us to get comfortable with it and express our true selves.

The more we value things outside our control, the less control we have

One of the more insightful Marcus Aurelius quotes teaches us that when we try to control things which are not in our control, we are actually more out of control than we realise.
It is natural to feel anxious when we have little control over certain aspects of our lives. However, it is important to know what we can change and what we can’t. To gain control of our lives, we must focus on what we can control and work to improve the parts of our lives we have the power to change.

Let not your mind run on what you lack as much as on what you have already

It is natural to focus on our weaknesses. It’s easy to obsess over the things we lack and the things about ourselves we dislike the most. But it’s time to shift our focus. Look at what you do have and what you can do. Focus on the things you like most about yourself rather than the things you like the least.

If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it

One of the most inspirational Marcus Aurelius quotes to live by teaches us to do what is right and say what is true. It can be difficult to keep to our morals – we are only human after all.
Still, we should do our best to do the right things and tell the truth. It might be a challenge, but endeavouring to stay true makes us all better people.

If there is a god, all is well; and if chance rules, do not be governed by it

One of the biggest questions in life is whether or not God exists. This quote reminds us that it doesn’t necessarily matter because if God does exist, things are all as they are meant to be.
If God doesn’t exist, we cannot allow that to make life meaningless. We must find and make our own meaning in life and not let chance govern our future.

The best revenge is not to be like your enemy

Anger can drive us to do crazy things and we can often stoop to the level of our enemy rather than rising above it. The best revenge, however, is to not be like your enemy. Rising above them and being the better person will not only feel better, but others will recognise your maturity and healthier character.

Confine yourself to the present

We are all future-oriented and it is natural to strive for your goals. However, it can leave us focussing more on the future than the here and now. When we forget about the present, we forget to make time for our important relationships and the things which make us truly happy.
Confining ourselves to the present doesn’t mean forget about the future. It just reminds us to focus on the important things in our present whilst making steps towards our future.

You can commit injustice by doing nothing

It may seem that by doing nothing, we are taking ourselves out of the situation. However, this is not always the case. Being a silent witness is just as much of an injustice as committing the offence in the first place. If we do nothing with the knowledge of an injustice, we ourselves commit one.

Do every act of your life as if it were your last

When we feel demotivated or lacklustre with the task at hand, it is important to remember that we do not know just how little time we have. Commit yourself completely to everything you do and do the things that motivate you.

It is not death a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live

We cannot live our lives in fear of death because we will not make the most of the life we have. It is important to focus on what you are doing and how you are living. Do not fear death, revel in life.
Marcus Aurelius may be an ancient philosopher, but his writings continue to be relevant in today’s society. We can use his teachings in our daily lives to live better, be more moral, and revel in all life has to give.
References:
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About the Author: Francesca F.

Francesca is a freelance writer currently studying a degree in Law and Philosophy. She has written for several blogs in a range of subjects across Lifestyle, Relationships and Health and Fitness. Her main pursuits are learning new innovative ways of keeping fit and healthy, as well as broadening her knowledge in as many areas as possible in order to achieve success.
 
 
 
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Segunda-feira, 11 / 02 / 19

7 Motivational Success Stories That Demonstrate the Power of Introverts ~ Mariya M.

7 Motivational Success Stories That Demonstrate the Power of Introverts.

By Mariya M.

February 10th, 2019. 

 
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Motivational success stories are crucial to understanding and replicating success in all aspects of life.

In almost every type of social setting, extroverts are popular, whereas introverts are usually relegated to the background. But the prejudices against introverts are not a new or recent problem. In fact, for more than 30 years, the American Psychiatric Association has considered introversion a disorder. They judged that introversion inhibited the individual’s ability to integrate into society and succeed in our increasingly competitive world. However, we can learn from these motivational success stories to know what the truth is.
Yet, when it comes to creativity, extraversion is not always an asset. Nikola Tesla believed that the tasks that we usually associate with creativity are in the realm of loneliness and introversion: to observe, reflect, meditate, write, draw, search, project.
“The mind is sharper and keener in seclusion and uninterrupted solitude. No big laboratory is needed in which to think. Originality thrives in seclusion free of outside influences beating upon us to cripple the creative mind. Be alone, that is the secret of invention; be alone, that is when ideas are born.”
― Nikola Tesla

In fact, both introverts and extroverts have their place when it comes to creativity.

Some people who are trying to solve a problem will prefer direct sensory contact and will rely on their feelings and emotions. This will be the field of choice for extroverts who need to be in direct contact with their environment and other people. But what about introverts?

Innovators Are Often Introverts

Innovators are often introverts with an original, individualistic, insightful personality. They prefer ideas to sensations and Susan Cain, in her book ‘Quiet: The Power Introverts In A World That Cannot Stop Talking‘, reaffirms the fact that introversion is often considered as an illness and that it must be treated.
She recalls that the present society is arranged for and suited for the extroverts. Whether it’s workplaces or schools, everything is done to encourage group work in open spaces. Cain points out that 70% of American workers occupy open spaces. From 1970 to 2000, in the United States, the average area of the workspace decreased dramatically from 500 square feet (46 m 2) to 200 square feet (19 m 2).
Some of the natural reflexes attributed to introverts are not unfounded since we have seen enough motivational success stories. For example, wanting to isolate oneself for silence and working more effectively is just neurological. A study conducted by UK researchers on 38,000 knowledge workers shows that excessive stimulation is a drag and negatively affects performance.
The simple fact of being interrupted in the execution of a task is one of the main barriers to productivity and increases the risk of errors by 50%. In addition, after an interruption, the return to the initial task, whether it is writing a report or computer coding, requires about fifteen minutes.
Solitude, something regularly sought out by introverts, promotes the acquisition of new knowledge. A simple walk in a natural environment, a forest or a park, for example, soothes the brain and results in easier learning.

Here are some motivational success stories that demonstrate the power of introverts.

Abraham Lincoln

The introverted leadership qualities of the 16th US President have often been studied by researchers and educators for their “geekiness, dignity and calm”.

Mark Zuckerberg

Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, told the New York Times in 2010, Zuckerberg, the founder, and CEO of the social network, is shy and introverted and often does not seem very friendly to people who do not know Zuckerberg well.
She added, “He really cares about the people who work here.” To this day, no one on earth shares motivational success stories quite like the FB founder.

Sir Isaac Newton

One of the key figures of science, Newton discovered the very laws of motion as well as universal gravitation. Newton was actually recognized for being a deeply introspective character who strictly desired and protected his privacy.

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein is among the revered and respected physicists in the world. He has frequently been quoted as saying, the solitude and monotony of a true quiet life stimulate the creative mind. Einstein received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921 and is best known for the theory of relativity.

Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett is known as the Omaha oracle and is considered one of the most successful introverts and business people in the world. Buffett said he initially had the “intellect for the business” but felt he had to sign up for Dale Carnegie’s seminar course, “How to Influence People“.

Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan is one of the best basketball players of all time. He is also one of the best-introverted athletes. He set so many records in basketball that are said to be impossible to beat by anyone ever again.

George Orwell

Orwell is known as one of the most influential writers in history. He wrote the critically successful novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. Not only did he write novels, but he was also a journalist and very politically outspoken.
Orwell was known to be very private, had only a few friends and felt extremely uncomfortable in crowds. In fact, many of his encounters with people are said to have been awkward and forced.
Introverts are thrilled to add value to their team and to play discrete conductors. Since they do not seek glory, they don’t pull the blanket from under others.
Another point that adds to the motivational success stories and advantage of introverts is that they trust their teams more than extroverted managers. In short, they have no equal to rely on and delegate and are extremely reliable.
References:
  1. https://www.psychologytoday.com
  2. Susan Cain, ‘Quiet: The Power Introverts In A World That Cannot Stop Talking

 

 

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6 Classical Fairy Tales and the Profound Life Lessons Behind Them ~ Sherrie

6 Classical Fairy Tales and the Profound Life Lessons Behind Them.

By Sherrie.

January 12th, 2019 

 

Groundhog Day.

 

 

The most interesting thing about classical fairy tales is not the magic of make-believe. Rather, it’s the life lessons learned from the stories.

I grew up enjoying classical fairy tales. I sat at my grandmother’s side conjuring images of the characters as the story played out, I was mesmerized by stories of love and adventure. And so, these tales stayed with me throughout my childhood. I even told some of the same classical fairy tales to my children as well.

Lessons learned from fairytales

Classical fairy tales, however, are more than just magical creations. Deep within the images and words lies a deeper meaning than the story itself. There are profound lessons woven between the princes and princesses, the forest animals and the dragons. There are many of these life lessons.

1. Cinderella

I will start with this one because it actually includes a few life lessons derived from different versions of the tale. For starters, the modern Cinderella that most of us remember is packed with lessons about strength and respect.
For instance, we see Cinderella living with three stepsisters who mistreat her. Cinderella is left to do work as the stepsisters enjoy going out and socializing. This modern tale teaches us that we should stand up for ourselves and demand the respect we deserve.
Older versions of Cinderella, like the “Donkeyskin” version and the story, told in ninth-century China, displays the strength of women and how Cinderella was able to take the tragedy of her life and transform it into something beautiful.
A life lesson for us all in these tales is to be strong, stay focused and fight for what you deserve, even if you are a minority like a woman.

2. Little Red Riding Hood

This classic fairy tale has a clear and precise life lesson attached to it. This lesson isn’t meant to be taken literally, but symbolically. In the story of Red Riding Hood, we see a wolf which tries to lure the protagonist with his diabolical plans because he is hungry. In the tale, the wolf is dressed in sheep’s clothing.
You may have heard the expression, “she’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing” before. You see, what it means is that the subject of conversation is not what they seem. This tale teaches us to be smart and look beneath the surface when getting to know someone. Not everyone is what they appear.

3. Rapunzel

How about this one for a life lesson. This classic fairy tale shows us how to use our ingenuity. In the story, as most of you know, Rapunzel is trapped in the tower. She uses her long tresses as a way to climb down to safety. Although this tale is rather fantastic in nature, it teaches us a valuable lesson for modern times.
When we think there is no way out of a situation because of the lack of tools or ideas, sometimes a magical thing happens in our brains. We often come up with an unconventional way to solve the problem. This teaches us to be creative and think outside the box in order to survive or simply solve a problem.
And then there’s the lesson about the whole “Happily Ever After” possibility, but this time we’re looking for deeper meaning, right? Lol

4. Three Little Pigs

Most children and adults know the story about the 3 little pigs. Well, even so, they may not know the hidden life lesson derived from this tale.
One lesson that can be taken from this story is about slothfulness. As the story goes, three little pigs build one house each. One of these houses is built from brick, one from wood and one from straw. Now doesn’t that sound productive?
Here comes the trauma. The big bad wolf came to eat the pigs, and so he decided to “huff and puff and….blow their houses down” He was successful with all but one of the houses and you can guess the fate of those two pigs. Well, the third pig who built his house from brick was saved because his house was much sturdier.
The lesson from this story is that if you are lazy and decide to take shortcuts, use cheaper materials and just not do a good job, then guess what? Disaster!

5. Rumpelstiltskin

This is one of the strangest classical fairy tales around. What this story teaches is that no one should make rash decisions about serious issues. Although the information and what you see may look good, it can be filled with lies and misconceptions. Also, one day you could realize that you bit off more than you could chew…figuratively, of course.
Here’s how the tale transpired: The miller, wanting to impress the king, promised him that his daughter could spin straw into gold. So, the king imprisoned the miller’s daughter and said, “If you can’t spin all this straw surrounding you into gold, then you will die”.
Rumpelstiltskin appeared and told the girl that he could spin the straw into gold for a price. Once he did it, and she gave him her necklace, twice he did it and she gave him her ring, but on the third time, he asked for something more…her first born child.
She signed an agreement quickly, but when she had her child, she couldn’t live up to the contract…and so the tale changes course. She is eventually freed from her binds by guessing Rumpelstiltskin’s name. Whew, that could have been much worse. Think twice before you act. Remember that!

6. The Little Mermaid

Now, you may have only seen the movie of this one, but it’s completely different from the original story. One of the first versions of this tale shows us that no matter what we do, how we look or our talents, we may not ever capture our heart’s desire.
Unlike the happy ending from the movie, with the mermaid marrying the prince, the story leaves us sad for the little mermaid. In the story, she leaves the water, her family, and even gives up her ability to sing, just to be with the man she loves.
Unfortunately, the little mermaid witnesses this same man marrying someone else. She throws herself back into the sea…I will leave it at that. So, you see, even if you love someone with all you have, you cannot make them love you back if they don’t share your feelings.

Classical fairy tales are powerful

The truth is classical fairy tales make us better people. They help us become resilient, kind and even more intelligent. Reading these stories may have been entertaining in childhood, but now they are so much more.
If you ever feel the need to be inspired and motivated, try reading a classic fairy tale. You might be surprised by how well they work.
References:
  1. https://money.usnews.com
  2. https://www.bustle.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



About the Author: Sherrie

Sherrie is a freelance writer and artist with over 10 years of experience. She spends most of her time giving life to the renegade thoughts. As the words erupt and form new life, she knows that she is yet again free from the nagging persistence of her muse. She is a mother of three and a lifetime fan of the thought-provoking and questionable aspects of the universe.

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