Wednesday, 14 September 2011
The other day someone asked me a very good question
"Do you think what we saw on tv as children defines how we view relationship when we got older? If so, will it be the same for our children?"
And I honestly had to think about it. It could be a very definite possibility, over the years I have watched countless tv shows that portray this 'storybook romance.' The kind that every little girl and maybe boy would dream of. But why?
What makes us wish for something that seems so perfect, so unattainable. Why do we sit and wait for that so called prince charming, hoping that nothing will ever go wrong?
Is it because tv makes us think that things are supposed to be that way? Like, sadly enough my love life has taken an odd turn for a soap opera, but is that because I search for drama like a heat seeking missile?
Maybe we try to live our relationships out like they are tv shows, because we have never seen a functional relationship around us. I believe that maybe the relationships around us affect how ours will turn out. Maybe our parents teach us without even trying.
I know the whole nature vs nurture argument is still alive, but maybe it could also be the environment that we are surrounded by. If you grow up in a dysfunctional home, maybe you wont have good relationships because you don't know what stability really is.
At least that's just what I believe.
What do you believe we base our relationships off? Do you think that tv has anything to do with it?