Let me start this post by saying that Britney Spears is a legend. Yes, I said it. She’s not a legend in the making, she’s a living legend. Period. This lady has so many hit singles, which makes it almost impossible not to know at least one of them (whether you like it or not). Though, Britney Spears is not your typical role model like Taylor Swift (Miss Goody Two-Shoes), her music might teach you some important life lessons. So today, I’m picking three of her songs and unveil their pedagogical potential. I named this post “Life Lessons From Britney Spears (Part 1)” because there are so many of them and I need to start somewhere.
There are many reasons why I consider her a legend, which is ironic, because as teenager I wasn’t a big fan of hers. As I grew older, I began to develop a greater appreciation for her work. My personal fascination for Ms. Spears is not solely based on her music (which is ridiculously catchy and amusing) but also her career development journey as well. Having said that, we are talking about someone that experienced a stratospheric rise to fame right after the release of her first album “Baby One More Time”. Did I buy the album? Hell yeah. Back in the day, people used to buy albums to support their favourite artists. I did what other pre-adolescents at the time did: being caught up by the hype. I guess that even when the “hype period” was over I never stopped listening to her music, however, there was a time when I became very judgemental about her personal lifestyle choices. Fortunately, life has taught me better, it has taught me how to be more tolerant and compassionate towards other people’s problems. Everyone makes mistakes once in a while. Don’t trust people who claim to be perfect (the ones that have never made a mistake), they are either delusional or not human.
Let’s get to the good stuff, here are three life lessons that you might take from Britney Spears’ songs:
Lesson number 1: “If you want something, you have to work for it.”
If you want to win the lottery, you have to buy a ticket! That’s the least you can do. What I’m trying to say is that wanting something is not enough, you have take actions in order to make things happen.
Lesson 2: “Do not fall for a Womanizer.”
Ladies, stop fooling yourselves. You’ll never be the one that changes the “womanizer” in him. You can’t “fix” people, but they can change you. Having said that, stay away from toxic people that might negatively impact your life.
Lesson 3: You don’t need to have the answers to everything.
Though I’m adult woman, there are still a lot of things for me to learn and that’s okay. Confidence and wisdom can’t be built overnight, it takes time. Sometimes when I’m faced with the unknown, I still feel like a “girl” and there’s nothing wrong with that.
If you told me a few years ago that Britney’s music could be educational, I would have laughed at your face. But look at me now… writing a post with a completely different opinion. Think about it.