What does it mean to be a real woman?
“A woman must have thorough knowledge of music, singing, drawing, dancing and the modern languages, to deserve the word; and besides all this, she must possess a certain something in her air and manner of walking, the tone of her voice, her address and her expressions, or the word will be half-deserved.” – Mr. Darcy, Pride and Prejudice
Mr. Darcy, one of America’s infamous literary romancers, seems to convey a simple truth in his estimation of what defines a woman. As he continues to address the powerful, elegance of such mysterious creatures. It is made sincerely aware that a real woman is a breed of her own. So much so, that the very air she breathes is made of a sweet and salty mixture that only those who believe in her can taste its flavor. Where there is a real woman there is magic.
However, in the societal context of the early 1900s’ there could be vast deliberation on the true understanding of what it means to be a woman.It seems that in this passage, the woman, Mr. Darcy, is describing is one who is- put simply- cultured, refined and elegant: in his description draws the illustration of a renaissance woman.
A renaissance woman can be many things. However, what a real woman does that sets her apart from all other women is: she embraces who she is. In today’s day-in-age, because women have grown into strong, desirable and sufficient individuals many possess the fear of losing the love of their male counter-parts. It seems women’s independence has sparked a cultural curse and many women have lost their power and forgotten what it means to be real women: feminine, mysterious, elegant and radiant goddesses.
So, here are the 5 things that make up a real woman:
- She has confidence
A real woman has confidence and believes with everything in who she truly is. She is not afraid to show up and be noticed. She doesn’t out of anticipation for what other’s will think of her try and fit in. Instead, a real woman, will naturally belong anywhere because she is comfortable in her own skin. She embraces who she is and trusts her intuition.
2. She inspires others
A real woman is so focused on loving herself that she inspires others to do the same. She is passionate, driven and possesses a fire within her soul that shines brightly on others. She inspires the people around her to be better whether it is through her dedication, patience, smile or humility.
3. She has direction and know-how
A real woman is direction oriented. She isn’t afraid of being herself and will aspire to great heights with our without the approval of others. She is determined, self-motivated and willing to go above and beyond that status-quo. She devours knowledge and loves learning because it helps her grow. Because of her direction and general sense of well-being, she loves to apply the things she’s learned to her daily life.
4. She is care-free and grateful
Have you ever seen those women who radiate gratitude and peace from their pours? These are the women who are naturally beautiful and have a simple radiance that is indescribable. They just glow. That is because a real woman is care-free, easy-going and always down to embrace what is here and now. She believes in having a life plan, however, she also takes pride in enjoying the simple things in life and being grateful for the opportunities she has been presented with.
5. She is always kind
A real woman is always kind. She excels in feeling others pain and hardship and rejoices in their joys too. She feels the hardships of the world and always responds with generosity and kindness for individuals. In her spare time, when she is not pursuing her passions, she is giving back to her community and helping foster a better world.