Perfect Someone Or The Someone Who Becomes Perfect?

Is there a difference? Sometimes.

I think there exists a fine balance between questing for the ideal match and choosing to settle with the one who loves you. Though such decisions cannot be judged and are rather personal, I cannot help but wonder if we make them out of choice or fear instead?
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As we grow older, sometimes we tend to let go of our ideas of a perfect life and change the way we see ourselves. We convince ourselves that the perfect someone doesn’t exist and that the perfect job will never pay our bills. Out of fear we settle in life, we take what we get and resist the desire to want more.

But what happened to the perfect love story, the desire to live in the castle and the butterflies in the tummy? What happened to the forever ever after, the love at first sight and the melting of the hearts? Why do we long for the perfect somebody, the one that fits in our ideal love story and then settle for another?

Now don’t get me wrong, sometimes the one who loves us may be the right choice to be honest, and maybe the Fortune 500 job isn’t as bad as we imagined. If we are convinced that our decisions are not based on fear, then we are on the right track. Though if there exists a doubt, if we ever wonder what it would be like or wish for another chance, then we need to slow down and question ourselves.

Can you imagine the world if everything lived in fear? Waves would never meet the shores and wind would never cross oceans. The moon would never glow in the midst of infinite stars and the desert sand would never dream of dancing. A wave that doesn’t crave the shore isn’t a wave and wind without a journey isn’t alive. A moon without its radiance is just another rock and the sand that never dances, burns for eternity.

Life’s too short to live in fear and too long to live with regrets.

6 comments:

PRATIK DAS on July 18, 2010 at 2:47 AM said...

gr8 write.perfection is a myth.start running for anything perfect& you end up in mars with no signs of the thing with the badge of perfection.but this is good.ain't it?imagine everything around u is perfect.then you suddenly realize that life isn't fun any more.perfection doesn't matter coz it never existed.what matters is how cool do you play it?


now a personal question.are u an Indian?
& why do you comment on ur own posts as if they were sum1 Else's posts.(no offense intended whatsoever.just curious-as ur name says)

Curious on July 18, 2010 at 12:17 PM said...

Thanks for the comment Pratik, your right perfection can get boring, but settling in life just out of the fear that maybe we wont get anything in the end is kinda sad as well.

lol @ the comments, I haven't been commenting on my own posts :p, somehow people have called themselves curious and linked it to no profile, its werid, I haven't figured that out yet :p

PRATIK DAS on July 19, 2010 at 4:15 AM said...

ok i got it.bu t u aren't Indian . r u?

Curious on July 19, 2010 at 7:19 PM said...

Well that can be a rather difficult question to answer, it really depends on how you define it ;)
I like to think of myself as a resident of the moon instead:p , where I define my own rules.

PRATIK DAS on July 23, 2010 at 10:53 AM said...

see it doesn't really matter as 2 which country u belong 2.i was interested coz i write about internal problems faced by india & u commented on my posts.so,i thought may b u were an indian. & then again u don't shell out much of an info about urself do u?talking lyk this through comm.box doesn't luk gud.do u hav a facebook id(it's ok if u dont want 2 share it)

Curious on August 15, 2010 at 5:04 PM said...

Well I do see where you are coming from Pratik and social issues that you cover definitely interest me. I will email you, maybe we could discuss the same in detail there.

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