“My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
My love as deep; the more I give to thee,
The more I have, for both are infinite.”
― Romeo & Juliet (Shakespeare)
As I had mentioned in one of my previous posts about “love at first sight”, I thought I would expand my opinion. You see, in high school, you are forced to read Romeo & Juliet as a required book. Throughout the whole book, we keep seeing the rebellious, desperate love between Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet. Having just finished the book, and creating a project on it, I realized how much I hate their love. It isn’t hatred out of envy. I hate it because it is so unrealistic.
“Love at first sight” is one of the most cliche sayings I have ever heard. If anyone, in their right mind, can say after seeing a person for the first time, knows for sure they will marry that person, then something is wrong with them.
Think about the last time you met someone for the first time. Did you act the same way you would have if you had known them for years? The answer is most likely no. In the first 30 seconds that a person sees you for the first time, they have already made a lasting first impression. It will, theoretically, take another 3 hours with that person until they can see your true self. So to hear that in the 30 seconds that you know someone, you already knew you wanted to marry them, is just unrealistic. The person you talked to then, is not the person you will talk to in a week.
To back this statement up, just look at the book Romeo & Juliet, when Romeo kills Tybalt, all Juliet can say is, “It is a serpent heart hid by a flowering face”. She saw his evil, and quick frankly, “true” side.
So “love at first sight”, is not a realistic view in life. It is something Disney movies have brought up into our lives. If you go back now and rewatch the classics like, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, etc. As you watch them, being older, you realize how unrealistic the love in the movies are.
So get out of Disney love, is isn’t real, and neither is “Love at first sight”.
Your adventures await…Go forth and conquer!