Get a life

I’ve been listening to the same question over and over again since I was a teenager: “How can you do it?” “It” meaning not going crazy about some guy I’d met. I’ve been always amazed by my friends’ ability of falling deeply in love with guys they had just met; of picturing themselves together for the rest of their lives; of crying their eye balls out whenever they found out that he was not The One; of starting looking for Him as soon as their tears dried; of jumping from one bad relationship to a worse one; of being ready to settle down with whoever would have them; of sacrificing plans and dreams to live a parody of a “Fairy Tale”.  For me the question has always been: “How can they do it?” I really don’t know. Of course, there are those ones who ended up living their “and they lived happily ever after”, but the others are still out there, trying to find their ideal partners so relentlessly that this quest makes their lives miserable.  They don’t know how to live a life with a different purpose: If they go out, they go hunting. If they exercise, they do it not because it is healthy, but to have a killer body to show off. They go shopping and spend loads of money to get and keep someone’s attention. When they lose this attention, they go shopping and spend much more to fill in the void. They starve to get thin and then eat compulsively trying to feel better. They are so afraid of being alone that they’d rather be with anyone. That has never been an option for me. I want someone that can add something to my life. I’m not afraid of being alone. How do I do that? What is the answer? Get a life!

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