Mirror, Mirror On The Wall - Character education and recognition
Recognition of your skills by others - the true reflection of who you are.
By Dr. Sarah Itzhaki
In the humankind, as opposed to nature, the predators and the prey are of the same species. Must I remind you of Cinderella and Snow White, who were tormented by their jealous rivals? In Disney‘s interpretation of Snow White, the beautiful queen had to become a wicked witch to maintain her beauty reign, while Snow White needed a prince to be redeemed.
How can a beautiful woman live up to her beauty? Must she rely on a prince, become a witch, or camouflage herself like a chameleon?
In my clinic, I treat a stunning teenage girl, whose beauty is the gentle kind that every girl admires and wants to have. Remember the phrase, “if you can‘t beat them, join them.” A beauty like this girl must not show any sign of weakness or those who resent her will be the first to pull her down. She needs to put up a strong front. What if she can‘t be that strong, or if there‘s no prince on the horizon? She resorts to the other natural escape option—camouflage. This girl put on weight, because being large made her less conspicuous. What a dear price she paid—losing her good life to food the way Snow White did when eating the poison apple.