G for Good girl #AtoZChallenge
“A good girl wouldn’t laugh loud.”
“A good girl would dress decently.”
“She would not challenge elders or men.”
Who is a good girl? Who decides if a girl is good or bad? Do you know?
It is common to see others decide what is the criteria to be a good female. In India or abroad, this is something that has still not changed. From east of the world to the west, women are the ‘fairer’ sex. However, that’s not the point today.
Let’s imagine that we lived in a world where the definition of good or bad wasn’t necessary to be out there as a guideline. Imagine no one judging you for whatever you do.
How would you feel?
Freedom is the word that comes to my mind. If you can, set your mind free. The world will change in its due time. I am not sure we will live to see that or not but if you set your mind free of all such definitions, you will feel free. When no one would judge you, you wouldn’t too. If you get the freedom to make your own choices, you will offer the same to others.
Good or bad is just a state of mind and it’s relative. What’s good for me, is bad for you so why take the pain of thinking about it. Be a good girl in your own eyes. And that goodness should be of your heart and nothing else.
“Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That’s what little girls are made of; the heck with sugar and spice.”
― Bethany Hamilton
I am participating in the A To Z Challenge for the third time this year and I am penning Stories from everyday life.