Why is it that we get attached even when we know we shouldn’t? And why do we care when someone we weren’t even that into says that they aren’t into to us?
I honestly thought I could be casual. Just have fun. No strings attached. Be that girl, and be completely ok with it. It was supposed to be simple, he was leaving in two weeks and I was probably never going to see him again. It was a fling. Nothing more than a distraction. And then he decides to end it. I mean how do you even end something that hasn’t even really started?
Clearly I’m not that girl. I hate that. I hate that I can’t be detached and not give a flying fuck.
Well, I might not be that girl. But I sure as hell act like I am. At least no one else has to know.
That movie is so wrong on so many levels I don’t know where to start, or even if I should start… It’s geared to making women feel like their whole life should be about getting married and finding The One, as if no one could be happy or whole without a significant (hopefully heterosexual) other.
But thats not even the worst part, the worst part is that someone like me can still sit there and watch it and go on the emotional roller-coaster that the creators intended. I honestly caught myself starting to almost believe it at one point. ME. If someone like me could be swayed in that way, I can only imagine what the average teenager goes through when watching that BS.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying I am the most learned person in the world, I still have a very long way to go in terms of intelectual development in every sense. But I, at least, am aware of how ridiculous social “norms” on romantic relationships are, and I also understand how harmful they can be. I have had the good fortune to have reference points, to have been (and continue to be) exposed to literature and research about how close-minded and biased “western” society can be.
I can’t even begin to think how this kind of entertainment could impact the lives of people who don’t see it as merely that, but instead feel like it’s a guide to love and life in general.
Maybe I’m being way too holier-than-thou with this whole thing… I just wished that mainstream media could be less biased and give more people a chance to formulate their own opinions, based on a variety of viewpoints, instead of spoon feeding them what they should feel and how they should act.
A trilby (not to be confused with a fedora) In general I feel like everyone should go back to wearing hats.. they are AWESOME