Don’t Be an Entitled Douchebag

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I never understood the fascination with bad boys. I mean, I live for a leather jacket and a condescending smirk. The ability to justly punch someone in the face can be admirable although I prefer a man who can destroy his opponents intellectually. But letting a person get away with terrible things just because he/she (let’s face it, it’s mostly a he) is good at something like solving crimes, writing books, running a country or smiling irresistibly is not fair by any stretch. Oh, you’re the greatest scarf knitter in the country? That is not an excuse for talking down to your mother. You stopped world hunger, did you? Please still wipe the toilet seat after yourself. You are the most skilled football player that’s ever lived? YOU’RE STILL NOT ABOVE THE LAW OR THE MORAL.

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And while all of this seems pretty obvious, we’re still somehow mesmerized by the charming monsters all the time. Take Sherlock, for example. A dangerous psychopath who is harmful to himself and those around him. A man who amassed a devoted following, but never as much as thanked any of his helpful friends. Guys, even Conan Doyle hated Sherlock, that’s why he gave him many unattractive habits and addictions, and eventually killed him. Of course, he had to resurrect Sherlock after the queen (!!) pretty much ordered him to do that. The queen fell for this bad boy!

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But Sherlock had some glimpses of human decency. There’s one unforgivable asshole I love to hate – it’s Karlsson. You know, from Astrid Lingren’s book. Lingren wrote some of my favourite children’s books: Pippi Longstocking is my hero, Ronia is a badass chick, Mio, my Mio made me cry and Brothers Lionheart were my religion. And although many of them had annoying features (we all do), they were generally nice, and they were kids! But Karlsson is a grown man who has nothing better to do than build up a lonely kid’s expectations and then crush them mercilessly. Oh, but he can fly. He doesn’t often take the kid flying, but the kid knows there’s a slim possibility. If this isn’t the epitome of an abusive relationship with a manipulative psychopath, I don’t know what is.

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There are many other examples of deceivingly attractive characters with a blown up sense of entitlement: think Dr. House, Henry VIII,  Garfield, James Bond, Walter White, Tony Stark, the guy from Cortazar’s Hopscotch, Kanye… I guess what I’m trying to say is, it is undoubtedly easier to be a Karlsson or a SATC Mr. Big (don’t get me started on him) than a Little Prince or a Frodo. But what do we know about the easier way?

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  • Beautiful outfit! I love the pajama blouse <3 I need to try one!

    xoxo, Kendall

    • Thank you, Kendall! I couldn’t recommend it enough, wearing pajama outside is life goals 😀

  • Kristina

    Beautiful photos!! This bag is to die for.
    ♡ Kristina

    • Thank you, Kristina! I hope this bag will stay in my family for several generations. It’s a timeless style!

  • ADA

    You are so pretty Yana. I love how you styled that pajama blouse and those wide trousers look awesome on you, beautiful!

    Please do come by tomorrow and join my Thursday Moda linkup. A brand-new linkup is up every Thursday and I would love for you to share your beautiful style with my readers. Thanks, Ada. =)

  • Stopping by from the Pleated Poppy Link-Up! I adore your blog! This look is sheer perfection, and the title is HILARIOUS.


    • Thank you, Adriele! I do feel strongly about the topic 😀

  • Irene

    love this easy style! so simple and so stylish! beautiful pictures

  • Looking nice, what a nice way to dress up flares.
    Thank you for linking up to “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me”
    Rachel xo

  • Fabulous outfit! I love the wide leg pants and the trench and of course, the polka dots! Plus a pretty cool post even without the amazing outfit!

    • You always leave the nicest comments, Shelbee 🙂
      Were you ever mesmerized by a bad boy? I can’t stay mad at Sherlock, but at least he risks his life for the greater good (most of the time). Other unpleasant people mostly have a lamer excuse 😀

  • Love the oversized blue coat! That wide pant is so cool too! xo

    Daniel x

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