Tuesday. 12.8.09 10:05 pm
My idea of love involves persistence. It's not some sappy, abstract...piece of melodrama that waxes and wanes. Sure, that particular mixture of admiration and other fun stuff is nice, and useful, but it shouldn't be the basis of, say, a marriage. It's not enough. Just look at the ceremony: you're telling this person you're going to stick with them literally until one of you dies. Rain or shine, rich or poor, good or bad. It's not there for show. The very core of love is sacrificing one's self for somebody else. Obviously in a mutual loving relationship you're going to have both people sacrificing for each other, so it seems hidden. But in one person's moment of weakness, their spouse is expected to support them. The more it hurts them, the more love they are showing.
Of course, this only works when both people go into the agreement with this mindset. If you have one true lover and one fickle person, what happens? Is the lover doomed to lavish at their own expense on somebody who doesn't understand or doesn't care? I don't know. At that point, I might not blame them for wanting a divorce, or accepting them when their spouse gets bored or whatever.
Choice. How much of all this love stuff is based on choice? It's hard to say. Certainly, some people are better suited with certain other people, but giving yourself entirely for somebody else should be a choice. When it comes down to it, you just pick a person. Obviously it would help if there was "chemistry". But what's really important is the choice to love each other. I wonder if any two people could get married and stay happy together, no matter how ill suited, as long as they both choose to love each other unconditionally. I want to think they could, but I really can't say either way at this point.
Does the same apply to dating? Even more confusing, because so many different people define "dating" so many different ways and do it for so many different reasons. I'm not even going to get into it. But as far as loving each other goes, I believe that it applies in any situation where love is called for, and in fact, in many where it isn't. Christians are supposed to love their fellow man, to serve first and foremost. It's not just some flowery speech, it's what's literally expected of us. If half the professing Christians in America acted like that and not...well, not sitting on their hands, then I bet A) there'd be MORE Christians because we're actually doing our jobs, and B) it would just be a generally happier place.
Anyway, I'm in a confusing position at the moment and these are my thoughts on loving relationships and specifically on why we get into relationships and stick with them as opposed to moving on to "someone better."
The Boogeymen are coming
Monday. 12.7.09 11:25 pm
...and tonight I find myself in a terribly compromising situation. Seriously, how did I let this happen? It's kind of nice for my ego, but since when did my massive head need any more girth?
Well, the prescribed solution is to "pretend it didn't happen." I'm down with that, if it works. Probably safest all around.
If I can do it.
Also, lunch today was simply epic and I wish I could bring my camera to school.
My phone is broken
Saturday. 12.5.09 2:01 pm
And I'm trying to fix it myself. Software issues and all that. I would love to know how the issue happened in the first place.
Just read Eldest for the second time. Now I'm going to read Brisingr for the first time. Wheee
The Little Prince
Friday. 11.27.09 11:30 pm
My breath kind of reminds me of bananas. What gives?
Thanksgiving was pretty fun, I suppose. All we did was have two of Mom's friends over for dinner. Not as bad as it sounds. Great dinner, too.
I haven't hung out with the guys in a while. I am beginning to miss them sorely.
Our school football team, which started out with a TERRIBLE record, just beat SPHS, the defending state champions from last year. 24-6 or something. I bet all the kids who were trash talking me at ATC (even though both the other schools have completely LAME swim teams, which is what I worry about,) are feeling really sheepish right now. Championship game should be good, assuming we make it to the finals.
I just ran through the entire archive of Dr. McNinja cartoons after reading The Little Prince after reading Eragon (in under 2 days) after reading The Elvenbane, etc. I miss reading. Dr. McNinja hardly counts as heavy reading, but it's something I did to wile the time away because I can't get my hands on the rest of the Inheritance cycle or the HalfBlood trilogy. So basically I'm pacing my room looking for books to read. Can you believe this? Because I can.
Makes me miss Mt. Gallant. I read at least 1000 books during my six years there. It was so simple back then...and there were some half-decent stories, too!
I don't like Keener as more than my bud. I do not know why people are assuming that. It's a silly assumption to make.
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