If there is one profound falsehood that the movies have taught us, it’s that love is easy. Sure, there is the standard screwball boy-meets-girl, boy-loses-girl, boy-gets-girl-back sequence of complications endemic to the musical comedy genre, but as a rule, some enchanted evening, you looked up when he came through the door, and though you’ve never been in love before, you got lost in his arms and you had to stay, because it only takes a moment to be loved a whole life long (there’s a chance I may be mixing my musical metaphors here just a smidge. You are an inveterate theater geek if you managed to pick out the five different shows I just referenced).
The point is, it’s time you jettisoned that sweet old canard that the whole world will light up in some sort of ecstasy-induced phosphorescence when you meet that one special person you’re destined to spend your life with, because it doesn’t work that way. Why? Because… brace yourself:
There is no such thing as the perfect person. Or such thing as happily-ever after likes what those fairytales had inculcated into our minds during our childhood days. Let me say it again, because I think it bears repeating.
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS THE PERFECT PERSON. OR SUCH THING AS HAPPILY EVER AFTER LIKE WHAT THOSE FAIRYTALES.
After reading and watching the movie He’s Not Just Into You, I had realized a lot of things! That I was so like Gigi, I was so delusional about “relationship”. That I have been fascinated with those stories about how things might work out with these dipshits because I knew someone who knew someone who dated a dipshit just like mine, and that girl ended up getting married and living happily ever after. But that’s the exception. And sad to say that I’m not the exception – I’m the rule.
There isn’t one magical, mystical, foreordained person out there for everyone, and anyone who tells you otherwise has been freebasing the fairy-tale crack for too long. The decision — ultimately — is all yours. It’s up to you to look at a universe full of nice people, all of them (well, at least half of them, depending on your sexual preference) prospective mates, and determine, with a steady head and heart, with carefully weighed subjectivity and objectivity, that all other things being equal, this is the person most likely to make you happy for the rest of your earthly existence.
Just Saying! 😛 🙂