Love Hurts.....So What??
My study of the philosophy of friendship at Wabash College has totally transcended platonic relationships. The study moved into friendships of parents and children, friendships of superiors, and friendships of lovers. Today, this bog is going to concern the relationships of lovers.
To give you a little backstory of why love is currently on my spirit….an old ex-girlfriend recently contacted me on Facebook talking some of this and some of that. Well, we know her words are worth just about as much as they were worth when we dated….. ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!
So I ask myself, “Why did our relationship fail?” Hell, I wish I could ask you too. But I think I may have found an answer in my new best-friend, Aristotle. (He seems to have answers to a lot of question….)
“Hence a lover sometimes appears ridiculous, when he expects to be loved in the same way as he loves; that would presumably be a proper expectation if he were lovable in the same way, but it is ridiculous when he is not.”
FINALLY, SOME ANSWERS! Ain't it ironic how no man or woman today could explain the essence of love to me, but a thousand year old philosopher can answer a teenagers’ questions about the unexplainable?
So clearly, Love is supposed to reciprocate. Love is only tender when it is given at both ends. It only becomes ridiculous when one party loves harder. It only becomes painful when one party cares more.
So why did my and She-who-must-not-be-named relationship fail. Obviously because one party loved stronger than the other. Thus, came the pain; thus came the end.
Yep, I can see now my new best friend Aristotle is going to be answering a lot of questions for me this year. But he also kind of encouraged me not to give up on love itself. Because, if he can write so passionately about the mere concept of it….it as to exist right??
I guess he’s kind of cool for a dead guy…..