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"You can’t control what happens to you in this life. Each individual is living out their own story, and you’re living out yours. But you can’t control it and manipulate it, filtering out aspects of your life - of yourself - that aren’t cemented in your idea of the plan. The plan, the map for what your life should be. Because the only thing you can do - the one thing you can do - is learn. Learn from your mistakes and watch the horizon. There’s always something amazing up ahead. But you can’t live in your future, and you can’t drown in your past. All you can do is live wholeheartedly - without fear or regret for what’s to come and what has been - and love every damn minute of it… because you only get this once."

Love is Overrated

October 6, 2018


It's safe to say that I've never been in love.

It's not that I don't believe in love, in finding that one special person who will put a smile on your face, who will turn your life around, that one person who can make you laugh when nobody else can, make you cry when nobody else can, that one person who will pick you up when you're feeling down, but also wields a weapon poised to shatter your fragile heart. No, I believe in that. I sometimes even believe in the stuff they talk about in fairytales and feature films, or in those fandom pages where everyone's talking about their OTP, stuff like that. It's just that some people really believe that there is one perfect person out there for everyone, and no one should end up alone if they find their soulmate.

Yeah, right.

I've never been in love. There was one or two times when I thought I might've, but no. Sooner rather than later, I will lose my faith completely. The faith that he, that love, will never desert me. Because that's not true. Sometimes, sometimes love hurts.

I have sometimes wondered what it would be like to fall for someone so hard, he takes up all your mind space and you're too in love to think straight. But I know that if I ever felt that and the person in question ever leaves me, I'd spend the rest of my life regretting the time, the love, I gave to him. The mind space I will never get back.

To me, sometimes, love is overrated.



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  • Lauren Nelson

    I think love should be redefined in our society.

    almost 2 years ago
  • Natashia Grace

    But maybe one day we'll find out that it isn't overrated in the slightest. I hope so anyway.

    almost 2 years ago
  • A person

    I completely agree with this piece. I can relate wholeheartedly. But it doesn't hurt to have faith that your perfect man OR girl is out there.
    Just keep smiling and believing. :D ;)

    almost 2 years ago
  • Anha

    Me neither, but it's easier to write poems about being in love rather than facing it with cynicism. Which is how irl me does lmao

    almost 2 years ago
  • rosemarywisdom

    I never usually write poems about love because I'm not that kind of person.

    almost 2 years ago