A young (ok, who am I kidding, my age most probably) McGill scholar Shivangini Arora made me think about Love, or more importantly, Romance in the minds of the current generation after I read her writing, titled Brain Storm: Love, actually
A lot of what I think, she penned already, esp.
I do promote living the good life. Traipsing off to the theatre with friends, embarking on eventful shopping jaunts, and getting dolled up for a lavish soiree all have their place. But nights in, curled up on the couch watching a film with a special someone and eating a lovingly prepared (and sometimes disastrous) home-cooked meal, come highly recommended, too.
Too many times, in my college years, I saw couples whose courtship lasted longer than the relationship. Romance is not all courtship.
Too many times, people who had crushes (or even less) saw something deeper where none (yet) existed.
A lot of this is the fault with information overload. I mean, there is a limit to how many romantic movies and books and plays and anecdotes you can be influenced by. I often see the lack of longer term relationships as an act of rebellion against the older system and against the required norm.
Hey, don’t look at me, I’m happily and blissfully unaware of what living without love could mean!