The other day, I had a conversation with Noel about our persectives on love. For me, I’ve realized that even with my pessimistic view of the rest of the world at times, I still maintain optimism for love. Whether it’s one day finding the right person, or working together with your current partner to get through a rough patch, my heart seems to air more on the side of a “love is all you need” or “hopeless romantic” mentality. Keep in mind, this is not for every situation, rather that one must be realistic about their expectations, but that’s a whole different topic for another time…
Where did I develop such a strong optimism for love? Growing up, the idea always fascinated me, finding one’s “soulmate” and living “happily ever after.” Movies and TV only helped fuel this fascination. Some of my favorite movies include Sleepless in Seattle, You’ve Got Mail, Love Actually, and Serendipity. Not to mention, my all time favorite TV show and couple, are Boy Meets World and of course Cory and Topanga… Another topic that I could go on about, but again, another time.
The main point tonight is that people often watch the media’s representation of love, and they develop unrealistic expectations for their own love lives. Funny enough, Tom Hansen (Joseph Gordon Levity) in the movie 500 Days of Summer is a perfect example within media, of media warping one’s perception of love and forming unrealistic expectations. The “expectations vs reality scene is obvious, but even in the opening narration they mention that he had a misinterpretation of the movie, The Graduate.
For me, I feel like I’ve found a happy medium between “fairy tales” and reality. I understand that these stories are ideals, and almost never happen the way they do in movies.
I never actually expected to fall in love with my business rival, but I did fall in love with my best friend.
I never actually expected to find a lost glove and fall in love with its owner, but I did leave love in the hands of fate, rather than going out and looking for it (to a certain extent, I mean it does take SOME work hahah).
These are ending up way longer than I intended, so much for “shorts” … But in any case, I do believe love is out there for everybody, we just need to be patient and let it find us… Again, with a little bit of work… Wow, this blog really did drag on for quite a bit, oops…