June 7, 2015

Don't Be Afraid To Exercise Your Free Will: Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)

We all have our limits when it comes to the various relationships in our lives. Well, at least we all probably should, right?

Fifty-Gray-poster.jpgWhether it's finally getting the nerve to tell your parents to stop trying to run your life or ending a relationship with someone that isn't quite who you thought they were, it all comes down to the same thing really: knowing that you have the ability to exercise your free will in your relationships. If we don't, then we run the risk of being in relationships where we're not being treated like we ought to be or even worse. The movie Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) is a great reminder of the important life lesson that we should all not be afraid to exercise our free will, even when we find ourselves in uncharted territory.

In the movie Fifty Shades of Grey (2015), 21-year-old Anastasia "Ana" Steele (Dakota Johnson) meets a 27-year-old wealthy entrepreneur named Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan), who coerces her to lose her inhibitions in order to be in an intimate relationship with him. Although the two had instant chemistry and Ana wanted to be with Christian, in whatever capacity he desired, it was by her own free will. The same was also true when she decided that she had had enough of his emotional and physical manipulation, particularly after learning about the source of his habits. Ana may have been inexperienced in the ways of love prior to meeting Christian Grey, but she was smart enough to know that she didn't have to be in a relationship in which she wasn't comfortable with the terms.

While this movie definitely lives up to its reputation of being an erotic romantic drama, it also does a great job of reminding us all to not be afraid to exercise our own free will. Like Ana demonstrated in the movie, it's ok to walk away from a relationship, romantic or platonic, when we no longer agree to the terms of that relationship; which by the way we are so inclined to alter at any stage throughout. So, if you don't like something about your relationships speak up about it, take action or both. Everyone has the right to exercise their free will and that includes you and me.

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