Saturday, 20 September 2014

Falling in love is stupid

Sincerely, I really don't care what all the love songs say and
what the romantic movies and novels would have you
Falling in love is a waste of time and does no one any good.
It wears off sooner than later and leaves you staring at your
palms like an idiot.

I see a lot of romantically challenged people asking Cupid to
shoot an arrow straight into their lover's heart. How does
anyone survive an arrow in the heart and love you right
back? And again, can you be sure how good a shooter Mr.
Cupid is? What if he misses and shoots her straight in the eye
instead? I guess that won't bother you too, isn't love
supposed to be blind after all? One of the best things about
being sane is knowing never to fall in love. I wonder how
"falling head over heels" can be attempted by anyone other
than a mad man. Well, go ahead Mr. Lover-man and fall
head over heels if you must. Break your neck in the process if
you think it is a great idea. But don't just recommend it to
I have seen otherwise smart and self-respecting people felt
and acted, ridiculously stupid and call it love. For those who
have dated quite a few, is it possible to look back on your
dating years without asking yourself "what was I thinking?.
You are always finding pathetic excuses to call her again
and again even when she doesn't call back. You are always
caught in between thoughts of how to bump into her outside
her house by accident. I don't know anyone who hasn't, at
least once, gone crazy over love when you can't stop those
compulsive phone and e-mail-checking, the constant texting,
and the Facebook and twitter stalking. Or you can't stop
yourself from calling her name every minute. Or shut out all
those premature thoughts of what your wedding will be like,
and what you'll name your children. You can't stop
wondering if she has fallen in love with you on your first
date. What more conviction do you need to know you are
going crazy?
And ladies, don't you ever feel awkward telling yourselves,
'that the guy currently asking you out is really going to have
to woo you each time, and drown you in the attention you so
deserved? And that he just has to do the chasing, because
you are too much to condescend to chasing after him, only
for you to sneak off to the bathroom to check your phone for
his messages for the umpteenth time. Yes my dear, love is a
stupid thing. And more stupid is the fact that you can't stop
yourself wanting to do more stupid things when you are
caught in the grip of it. Too many times you must have been
taken by the desire to construct the perfect Facebook status
update riddled with subliminal messages and expectations,
or to leave the "not sure if you got my last message" in her
voicemail. What crazier behaviour can you occupy yourself
Today, you see a 70-year-old man and his 24-year-old wife
claiming they are in "true love." So many books about "love"
but if at the end of the day, so many men are going mainly
for looks and so many women are going mainly for wealth,
let's ask ourselves how much of that "true love" story is so
true after all. They use words like first-love as an
evolutionary trick to force you to think irrationally and choose
the first available suitable partner. Do you know any woman
who can consistently look beyond a man's wealth or a man
that can consistently look beyond a woman's physical
appearance? Women now only think about the wedding and
not about the actual marriage. When a piece of paper is all
that is binding a man and a woman together, something is
terribly wrong with the whole ideology of love. So if you think
you are obsessively in love, go to a therapist and fix it. And
be rid of those crazy moments of wondering if she likes you,
if she'll call, if calling too soon will look desperate, worrying
whether or not she thought you were good in bed and if the
argument you just had means it's over, or if the relationship
is going nowhere and you're just wasting your time.
For the lover of love who would want to accuse me of being a
psychopath, look back on your 'dating life' and see all the
wasted efforts; the acts of devotion and love directed at liars
and cheats, fickle women or men selling you tales of how
they'll love you forever, and only mean it up till the moment
you actually start to believe it. And for Mr. Love doctor who
attributes love to gut feelings, if you have learned anything
from dating, it's that "going with your gut" exactly that gets
you in trouble. Your gut is not capable of learning. Love and
romance only exist in the overactive imaginations of singers
and screenwriters, so why bother?

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