PAMPANGA

Lacson: Royal

Providentia

I HAVE recently begun watching the original Netflix series "The Crown" since I am a devoted follower of the British Royal Family, which is borne out of my fondness for the late Princess Diana. The series, which is now in its fourth season, highlights the reign of the longest-serving monarchy in the person of Queen Elizabeth II.

While I am not sure if the drama accurately depicts the life of the characters, it was shown in its early episodes that the descendants to the throne do not really prefer the life of being a king or queen. In the case of Queen Elizabeth II, her expected loyalty to the crown got in the way of her husband, Prince Phillip, in giving his last name to their children. In the same manner, as the sovereign, there were a lot of limitations and protocols that she and her husband needed to adjust to even if they were not amenable to it.

In Episode 7 of Season 1, which I am currently watching, Queen Elizabeth was shown to be undergoing a special home study program that is different from the general education subjects given to ordinary students in schools. Later on, during her reign, she felt the gap in her educational background as she began dealing with politicians and statesmen. As a result of this “lacking” feeling, she hired a tutor to teach her what she has missed when she was younger.

This made me realize that when a person, even if we feel he or she already has everything that is needed in life, still do not feel complete or enough. It means that each of us might have something that another person dreams of having. At times, when I feel down for not getting something I think I deserve or ought to have, I think I just need to be reminded that life will not give us everything that we want.

However, just like Queen Elizabeth II, if we really feel that we need it to fulfill our sense of self-worth, then we can actually do something about it. It’s never too late to do the things we love whenever we get the chance to do so. We may feel deprived or helpless at the moment, but if something is really meant for us, then we will eventually be given that perfect time to get hold of it.

God is indeed just and fair. He knows what is best for us, thus, we just have to trust His plans for us. At the end of it all, He will always guide us and reward us for our hard work and goodness.


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