In a day and age where everybody wants ‘˜true love’, (whatever it means), we wonder if it’s an overrated concept…is it something that sounds good in books and movies, but fails miserably in real life?
In a day and age where everybody wants ‘true love’, (whatever it means), we wonder if it’s an overrated concept…is it something that sounds good in books and movies, but fails miserably in real life?
Nobody really knows love is, much less what the true variety of it is. Is it the sensation of missing somebody so much that you become damaged? Is it the selfless act of caring for somebody? Or is it simply the ‘can’t-keep-hands-off-each-other’ phase? Well, this is a question best left to be answered by purists who give so much importance to finding your true ‘soulmate’.
In this day and age, where everything is so very easy to access, love can be bought too. And the charm of the good old romance where a couple would go without talking to each other for days and yet be madly in love is replaced by a generation that’s constantly YoTurfing, WhatsApping and texting, yet the connection is nothing as charismatic as their older counterparts. Why has love become fickle and more commercialised these days? Is it because of technology?
Gone are the days of letters and landline phones where the joy of anticipation was so high. You hung around the phone or the letter box for so long that everybody in your lane knew that something was brewing. But now, there are so many ways to connect that the simple joys of life are lost. Yes, the connectivity does help those who are away from their partners and it sure shrinks the world and knows what he/she is up to. But this constant information overload isn’t love, is it? It’s just the idea of having a sounding board who knows the ins and outs of your life.
So what is true love? Is it your grandparents who met at their wedding and spent fifty-odd years together or is it you and your better half who have known each other quarter of your lives, yet the spark is missing. It’s may be because we have so much information at our disposal that we don’t know what to take and what not to. Love is no longer the innocent and all-consuming feeling that one experienced in the pre-technology era. It’s more commercialized, practical and convenient these days. If two people are even remotely attracted or have things in common, they get into a relationship. Because it’s comfortable and there’re, well, peer pressure.
Somehow, true love seems more like a Utopian concept than a feeling now. It could be because we all are running after something else. We want more from life than our predecessors and we certainly don’t want to compromise on anything.
If, even after all the information overdose, you have something to talk about with your partner, Despite knowing each other for long, you wish to know more about each other…that could be love. True or not, we will let you decide!