Being in love in this generation is one of the most terrifying things that some individuals may face. Nowadays, loyalty is rare and particular types of people can choose a good time over an even better “something”. There is such a thing as living in the moment, we all make mistakes because we’re human – this is perfectly acceptable. However, in my opinion, what is less redeemable, is the inability to commit.
Forfeiting your happiness for the well-being of others is something we have all been foolish enough to do at least once in our lives. Live as though you are immortal, however, do not let losers kill you twice. Do not go back to the boy with the brown eyes, do not stab your friends in the back, if you are unhappy then just leave.
Like many of my friends and family, I have had my heart broken multiple times, in different ways and by different people, in the same ways and by the same people. As humans, we are creatures of habit and we take comfort in familiarity. The same people that shatter you into a million pieces are not the ones who will return to help you pick up the splinters.
Something that has begun to make me sad, is how common it is for people to be embarrassed about what they are passionate about. We live in an age where it is more common to try and conceal the things that truly make us happy instead of screaming it from the rooftops.
There is nothing better than seeing someone’s eyes light up when they start to babble about their passions, only for the ignition to be short-lived and fade, followed by a hasty apology and something along the lines of “I’ll shut up already” or “sorry I’m being annoying.’ Some of the previous or present significance has told them to shut up already or that they are intact being annoying when the reality is anything of the sort. Why have we become so accustomed to apologising for nothing, for our passions or things that make us happy?
I am no longer the broken girl dreaming of the boy with glue because I will learn to put myself back together.