Hello, Friends! Thanks for coming out and reading with us today! Here is a little article we like to call, “7 Myths we would like to Believe are True”. The myths may not all be what you think and you may discover one you didn’t know existed so go ahead, take a peak…
- Ancient Greek philosopher Plato said, “According to Greek mythology, humans were originally created with 4 arms, 4 legs, and a head with 2 faces. Fearing their power, Zeus split them into 2 separate parts, condemning them to spend the rest of their lives in search of their other halves”.
Wouldn’t we all want this to be true? On some level don’t we all want to believe that we have a “soulmate”, or at the very least that the person we love completes us?
I think it is fair to say that on some level we all want this one to be true. I love Greek mythology, or any mythology for that matter and find it fascinating what people believed at one point in life, or what tales they used to use to teach lessons. This myth is definitely one of the more interesting ones I have read. A good friend actually tipped us off about this one. What is intriguing is the idea that at the moment of creation we were actually a part of something else… or rather of someone else
Maybe it explains our human innate need to be loved and to be liked. It could explain why we as humans feel a desire to find a significant other.
It could explain that old woman you see in the coffee shop, who’s lonely and cranky and never got married or had anyone. Was she ever completely whole? Is that why she seems unhappy as she glares angrily at the couples around her and takes another sip, seemingly bitter about the taste.
What we like about this and what we would like to believe is that we are in search of the other half. It brings some more excitement and mystery to the human existence.
Here is what I question, though. Is it possible for you to be you own other half?
Is it possible that we go through life looking for more parts of ourselves to one day finish construction? I believe that it is. I think it is possible to discover that you can be your other half. Maybe it comes with trauma, or endings, maybe you realize it with new beginnings.
I don’t know that I have a soulmate. It is hard to fully comprehend this as it delves into the human existence and human nature, but it is certainly something we think you can hypothesize about for yourself, and worth doing so.
Maybe you can change your own life. Maybe the bitter old lady at the coffee shop is just that, a bitter old lady.
- Cherokee Legend: The Tale of 2 Wolves- According to an old Cherokee Legend, “One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, ‘My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all. One is black and evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is white and good. It is joy, peace, love, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith’. The grandson thought about it for a minute, and then asked his grandfather: ‘Which wolf wins?’ The old Cherokee simply replied, ‘the one you feed”.
We love everything about this myth/legend. This tale is one of the reasons why we believe so strongly that you control your future. Your life is in your hands and no matter what you may go through your choices are what shape you.
I would personally like to believe that I am controlled by a wild spirit like a wolf. That inside of me is an inner battle which I have the complete control to win.
This tale is so motivational and inspiring when you think about what it means.
Think about it next time you make a decision.
You metaphorically feeding the black wolf is you feeding yourself negative thoughts. Insecurities, doubt, and everything that results in making you weak and ‘jealous and envious and pitiful’.
Wouldn’t it be nice to think that it’s about feeding your soul? According to Native American folk legend, the wolf is loyal, successful, and perseveres. I would like to believe that I can be all of those things and that I have that in my soul. Wouldn’t you?
Atlantis would be one of the coolest things to ever exist. I think we can all agree on that.
If an ancient people actually had an entire city that succumbed to the bottom of the ocean and out sprouted an underwater civilization, that would be awe inspiring.
The ocean is one of the Earth’s many mysterious creations. There are areas of the ocean no human has ever touched and for hundreds of years into the future may never.
To think that we could have people able of surviving underwater for eons without being noticed is pretty incredible.
- Mermaids Ever since The Little Mermaid, ourselves at Fancy Chair, and most likely millions of little girls across the globe probably had the same wish; that somewhere out there Ariel was real and that one day we would find her. Then the movie Aquamarine only raised our hopes of one day meeting our half fish friends and making a call from a conch shell.
I am not the biggest fan of fish so when I really think about it I am not 100% sure why I would want a half fish friend.
I think it would relate back to the fact that the ocean is mysterious to us. Maybe if we could have a half fish half human friend to associate with the mysteries of the ocean we could understand more of it. After all, we would all want to see our mermaid friend’s underwater city, wouldn’t we? Maybe we want mermaids to be real to understand more, to discover.
It would also probably be because Disney and Aquamarine made it look like mermaids are the coolest and prettiest friends we would ever have. Additionally, they can all for some reason- sing.
Unlike the myths which sometimes portray mermaids with fanged teeth, and sirens that lure pirates to their deaths, most of the time the common associations are friendly and exciting.
Bottom line, having a mermaid as a friend would be a boost to your inner circle.
- Santa Claus
This one just had to go on the list because it’s something close to all of our hearts.
Santa Claus was the universal childhood hero. He knew everything, was magical, and gave us presents! We couldn’t ask for anything better from an adult as a child.
What blissful joy it brought to send that letter to the big old jolly man in the North Pole, who would generously and willingly give all the good children the toys we would ask for.
St. Nicholas represents a human nature in which giving is receiving, and sets an example for kids. He sets the example that if you are a good person and give to others you can be a happy person too.
We all want Santa to be real. If not for our own selfish desire for free gifts, for the childhood marvel that is Santa Claus.
- True love’s kiss
You have all seen it. It happened to a countless number of your favourite Disney princesses growing up.
Snow White. (was awoken from the dead)Snow White GIF: Disney© Source:Giphy.Gif
Sleeping Beauty. (awoke from eternal sleep)Sleeping Beauty GIF: Disney © Source: Giphy.Gif
Ariel. (given her voice and legs from her true love with Eric-sealed with a kiss)The Little Mermaid GIF: Disney © Source: Tumblr
Tiana. (was turned human again from being a frog)Princess and the Frog GIF: Disney© Source: Tumblr
Belle. (turned the Beast back into a prince)Beauty and the Beast GIF: Disney © Source: Tumblr
The list goes on and on.
This really would be the ultimate act of romance if true love’s kiss could cure all like we were taught through Disney and fairy tales as kids.
- Genies Aladdin Film Shot: Disney© Source: Slashfilm.com
Everybody who’s seen Aladdin wanted a genie, and as a kid (don’t lie) you probably rubbed a few lamps in hopes one would pop out.
If genies were real it is kind of difficult to predict what would happen. I am sure there are enough good people who would wish for world peace, but then what about people who wish for the most power in the world. How would that balance out if those two wishes were wished at the same time by two different people? Would more power mean you are the ultimate peacemaker? Interesting…
What you would wish for says a lot about you as a person, and how you answer it is probably dependant on who you are talking to. If someone you had just recently become friends with asked you, for instance, it’s likely you wouldn’t want to look selfish and would say, “Ohh you know… world peace OBVIOUSLY, poverty to end, and uhh…. No more animal cruelty”. These three wishes would be amazing if granted, however, if you were talking to your best friend you answers might change a bit. It is an interesting question and a good conversation piece for your next dinner party. Crack open a bottle of wine and see what people answer…
Let us know what you would wish for below if you had three wishes (without wishing for 3 more obviously).
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