I base myself on the movie, ‘Diana.’ Fact or Fantasy is not the issue here. These things cannot be 100 of one and 0 of the other.
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This tale is one of Weaknesses, in Four instances.
- Diana herself
- Her ‘Doctor’ friend
- The Prince and the Royalty, and
- The World in General!
DIANA: First, Her Plus points: Her Evident Love for Mankind, Her Crusade against ‘Landmines,’ Her Courage in speaking out against them, and Her Untiring Efforts for this, just Have to be Appreciated.
Diana had the right to get divorced*, she had the right to a Subsequent Life of Her own. Did the royal family keep her tied to the palace and denied her a private life because of its Scions? Since Diana accepted the ‘setup,’ She was Weak because she chose to have Intimate Friendships.
[*About Diana’s ‘Right’ to get Divorced: She was Entitled to it according to the Religion she followed. Personally, I do not agree with this. But more on this later.]
Consider: She lives in her husband’s and in-laws’ house, and Yet has Intimate ‘men’ friends? I don’t think the World has grown large enough to accept this. IF Diana had succeeded in removing herself from that royal orbit, establishing a separate identity and accommodations of her own, she would have been wise. That she did not is Apparent. Her carrying on with men friends in this fashion, in such situations is her Weakness.
Also, One wonders what she thought about the Effects of her ‘goings-on,’ her ‘friendships’ with the Doctor and later the Sheik, on her Children.
DIANA’S DOCTOR FRIEND: Is just one of the million doctors who are out saving lives. So nothing great here.
He had the right to Companionship, to Friendships, even with members of royal households. But how did he expect Physical Intimacy (the ‘hots,’ as it was called), in these circumstances, without consequences?
At one stage he told Diana that he could not bear the burden of the looks, the comments and the behaviour of those around him, which came about because of his closeness with her. He told her, in effect, that he did not want her in her life.
But subsequently he turned up at her place and said that he could not live without her. At a time when she was trying to adjust, and was starting anew. This, for me, is his Weakest deed. What followed threw everything out of kelter.
How much do We think before making Important Decisions, Announcements or Commitments? WHAT DRIVES US?
Let me put my thoughts on THE ROYAL FAMILY and THE WORLD in a just few words…
The first is not even concerned about the Happiness of its own Daughter in law! And the World is concerned Just about its ‘Kicks!’ It is ‘Oh-So-Bored.’
MY QUESTION: …MUST WE BE SO WEAK?