Love... Love, love, love, love.
Why, I wonder, is this word so popular, so... attention grabbing, so deep?
Or is that only what we make of it? We can all, without exception, relate to it, usually at an early age. We start having those feelings as kids, teenagers, sometimes even before we have our heads brainwashed by those who want to "teach us a lesson", "keep us from getting hurt", all that bullshit. As if we won't get a chance to get our hearts broken if we didn't hear someone tell us that it can happen, and to be careful. Hah! I'll say it again: Hah!!!
We as children get taught about how love at a young age is misleading, etc. And why we shouldn't be getting secretly married and running away from home. When we're under 18. And why we shouldn't date someone older, since they're apt to have "wrong" intentions. Since our peers apparently only have the right ones. Etc, etc.
What's most curious about it is that "love" is still the most controversial subject in the world. Can't argue with that. It's the only thing we all experience equally, regardless of any human characteristics. It's a basic component of about every single movie. That's because we can all relate to it, and it's a guaranteed sell... well, at least a guaranteed recognition by every watcher as something they've been through.
Romantic movies don't do as well as action movies, in general. At least not today, not in the recent years. It's not however because love isn't found interesting anymore. It's because less people, as time goes on, tend to believe in the kinds of stories and situations romantic movies bring up. We all want them, first hand, these love momentos, but we believe in them so vaguely nowadays that watching them on TV and in theatres does little more than irritates us, it seems. That is unless a lot of negative things are mixed in, which we feel is more closely related to real life.
A lot of you may disagree with the last few things I mentioned here. But the bottom line is, fewer and fewer of us truly believe in real love today. I say this based on the personal connetions I've made in my years being in the world; but the more people I meet the more it seems true.
Why, though, in the world, do we not want to believe in love? Or, in some cases, want to, but choose not to? Why do we sometimes allow ourselves to beat us up from the inside when we see a seemingly happy couple? Even though we're very aware of how we each, when in a relationship, put out a different vibe on the outside, sometimes, than we really feel the inside.
Just so we can take the "role" of that other happy couple we've seen and wanted to be like.
Then again, sometimes we're actually happy for a change, and don't care for what others think and see of us. That's a good thing to be.
And it's not so damn hard to accomplish. The truth, and I could put money on this, probably is that the more cheesy, long, suffocating romance a movie brings to the public, the further away a writer or director is himself from "real love". More precisely, that's how they feel. Yet we allow ourselves at times to use their movies for more self-pity.
What is or is not "real love", however, no one yet has yet mathematically calculated. Which is why the subject's still so controversial. I guess it's something Einstein forgot to finish in his work. Oh, what shall we do now...
Well, maybe a good start is getting out in the world and doing a bit of mingling. Exhange an afternoon of lonely movie-watching for a night on the town. That is without chips on our shoulders telling us to not leave without a few phone numbers over our palms.
That's just crazy. It makes the game less fun, and the whole love hunt more exhausting. So, what's the point. If it's meant to be it's meant to be.
Well, I've said my sayings, and now I'll leave you to be. And to be as happy as possible. That's a wish though, not a command. Don't be overanalyzing your life to see if you really are happy. What's n still be done. Make simple choices, they're usually the ones that work. The less we think, the more we llive.
Thank you and have a good day!