So, from what I’ve heard, roughly 1/3 of the population of Earth watched the royal wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, to Kate Middleton, now Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.
So…who cares? I didn’t watch it. I tried really hard to avoid even reading about it. Why? Because it means absolutely nothing to me, and quite frankly shouldn’t mean anything to anyone else either. Seriously, the entire concept of royalty and monarchies should have died out centuries ago.
Heck, I’m a descendant of Scottish royalty, but most people have some royalty in the lineage, so who gives a crap?
Then you have the issue of cost. Aside from the direct cost in the tens of millions of dollars, economists are estimating that the loss of productivity will cost the British economy roughly 1/4th of 1 percent in GDP growth. It may sound small, but that equates to roughly $5 billion dollars. What an incredible waste!
Alas, thanks to Disney and their efforts at the early childhood brainwashing of little girls into believing that a prince will someday marry them, as well as corporate greed and media whoredom, every woman and media outlet on earth appears to be obsessed with the royal wedding. Gag me.
Sure, sure, it’s romantic and all, but this Disney-itis commoner becomes royalty obsession is not a psychologically healthy thing. It’s tantamount to “grass is greener” disease, constantly being dissatisfied because “Prince Charming” has yet to magically appear and sweep you off your feet into a magic castle in Never Never Land.
Seriously folks, Prince Charming isn’t out there waiting for you. Prince Charming, or Prince Charmification, is a process, not a starting point. It is who your boyfriend or husband or significant other will become if you love them, treat them well, and actually SEE them as the Prince Charming can and will be.
So seriously, enough obsessing about royal weddings. Move along now, move along. Nothing to see here.