“This is my everything.”
“That is my entire world.”
We have all heard such lines being used in popular art, right?
The concept is quite common in books and movies and songs. But does it really exist? And if it does, is it really a good thing.
If you cease to function without something, or someone, is that really healthy?
I think we have been conditioned to want things that we do not need, and, often enough, even things that are positively bad for us.
What do you need in a relationship? A fairytale romance? No, that is what you want, not what you need. What you is trust, mutual respect, stability, all that boring stuff that doesn’t quite jump off a page.
How often have we seen people give up on something beautiful, or at least promising, just because it was less than ideal?
How often are we seeing young couples getting divorced less than two years into marriage?
How often are we seeing new recruits quit their jobs within months?
Of course, I’m not one to stop someone from quitting something that is not good for you; indeed, the sooner you do it, the better.
Nor am I one to ask someone not to pursue what they want, or seek to change anything they seem necessary to make their lives better.
Knowing the difference between what you want and what you need is, according to me, something each one of us needs to learn.
I, for one, have always needed to pursue my craziest of wants, irrespective of practicalitities and feasibilities.
I am but a crazy guy, and I would rather die of passion than of boredom.
Honestly, sometimes I think I might be just one bout of extreme boredom away from being a comic book villain.
Wait… What was I talking about?
Eh… Nothing really matters… To me…