Sunday, 08 March 2009
Back in the times of our parents, these existed, at least in some sense. More like...it was possible.
You could find your special someone right there, sitting behind you in that Spanish class you didn't even want to take but had to because of graduation requirements...and you two could live happily ever after, going on to get married and start a family, getting jobs and the whole she-bang.
It used to be real, like it was for my parents. Then we have people who were high school sweethearts and had been married...decades. and then POOF, divorce. How can you share your life with someone for over twenty years and then just leave?
Nowadays, we have hindrances to this idea, like college, for instance. This huge, ominous figure that could potentially separate you from everyone you've ever known by miles. Everywhere I look, it's breaking up relationships, and those trying to fight the force could have an easier time [insert drastic hyperbole here].
Granted, it's always said that one shouldn't desert his or her dreams to follow the ones he/she loves. And I support this idea; why be unhappy there just to be with the one you love? What if you guys break up? What then? And you shouldn't have to alter your dreams for someone else. This is easily said, but not easily done. How do you just let your significant other just walk out of your everyday life to pursue his or her dreams and put miles of distance and heartache in the gap?
How do you vow to go your separate ways while not separating? Is the idea of a high school sweetheart unrealistic in today's society?