Life Lived Happily Ever After

Topics: Adolescence, Suicide, Mental disorder Pages: 3 (1191 words) Published: October 5, 2006
Life Lived "Happily Ever After"
A Twist in Endings

Once upon a time, in a faraway kingdom, there lived a widowed gentleman and his lovely daughter, Ella. Ella was a beautiful girl. She had golden hair, and her eyes were as blue as forget-me-nots. The gentleman was a kind and devoted father, and he gave Ella everything her heart desired. But he felt she needed a mother. So he married again, choosing for his wife a woman who had two daughters. The gentleman soon died. Then the stepmother's true nature was revealed. She was only interested in her ugly, selfish daughters. The stepmother gave Ella a little room in the attic, old rags to wear, and all the housework to do. Soon everyone called her Cinderella, because she got so covered with cinders from cleaning the fireplaces. But Cinderella had many friends; everyone loved her except her stepfamily. She was always kind and tried to help everyone out, but still she was greatly miss-treated. One day when an invitation for a Grand-Ball arrived she got excited but her evil stepsisters ruined everything, from her hair to her shoes. But later on with the help of her Fairy godmother she went and had a wonderful time with the prince, in the end living happily ever after.

Why is it that Fairy Tales always create a magical world for us with wonderful wishes, but in the end it never really comes true. Why can't life always end with "Happily Ever After?" Turns out to be that Cinderella did not have to go through peer-pressure in school, emotional problems or any sort of abuse. So her life if not entirely easy was defiantly eliminated from the hardships that a normal teenager's life brings on. Sometimes the best policy is to face the problems Head-On. But turns out to be in today's generation more and more teenagers are committing suicide and ending their life; even before it started. They are not giving this new experience a chance to show them the delights of life. Statistics according to suicide polls show that every...
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