This is an excellent metaphor for what most people go through. Though I think the art was intended to be an inspirational, “go get your dreams” type image, i think its a lot more sad and true than that. The unicorn is a mthical beast that doesn’t look anything like a rhino, except that they most have a horn. There is nothing that a rhino can do to become a unicorn, short of destorying its mind and completely altering its body.
This isn’t a stretch for what most people go through when they have body image issues. They look in the magazines and she glorious beautiful people, people so beautiful they don’t actually exist. And some try to work to be exactly like those people. But maybe they just weren’t meant to be shaped like that.
A rhino can still be a beautiful rhino, it does not have to be a unicorn.
^ all of my thoughts I haven’t been able to put together coherently every time I see this
I thought I was the only one with the whole “picking up emotions” thing. I watched a marathon of Bridezillas yesterday and my attitude for the entire evening slowly disintegrated. Lesson learned. .
There are many different expectations of what adulthood means. Some healthy, some not. Many cultural, most personal. And, a lot internalized. Pulling to light what your expectations of yourself is often illuminating.