Is it really ever worth it? Is it really ever worth the time we put into one another? Do you ever sit and wonder what life would be like without the rollercoaster of emotion we put ourselves through?
What I am talking about is “love”.
This one thing that has even scientists baffled. It has no solid evidence of its existence but yet the impact it has on our lives is emence. The one thing that experts are yet to decipher, we claim to have figured out. We have seemingly “cracked” the code but how wrong we are.
The flaw in our assumed understanding of love is clearly visible because the things it does to a person. Love changes the behaviour of a person, it alters your thought process, it rearranges your priorities, it brings about compromises you never thought you’d make, it stops you from sleeping, its effects are endless and yet we still venture into it. We invest our hearts into something we have zero knowledge about.
We constantly gamble with our heartshearts, putting them on the line for what is promised to be permanent happiness that only ends up being temporary and the pain it brings with it lasts longer than the happiness itself. We play black jack with souls, we lose our poker faces and put all our cards out in the open, at the mercy of this disembodied unknown entity. Some people say the risk is worth the reward but how many risks is one willing to take? How many times will you put your all up for grabs? How many aches is your heart willing to go through? How long will you look for the perfect scenario where the love you invest yields a profit?
We have all these questions about love but we often jump the gun and commit to the gambling process because its all we know. The idea of finding that one person that will make you happy for your whole life keeps us in the loop. We iterate until we leave the loop with somewhat permanent happiness, relatively speaking that is. We all wish our roll of the dice will be good enough to give you never ending companionship, endless care and physical affection.
The risk is worth the reward because there is nothing better than finding that one person that will make your heart skip a beat. The one person who was seemingly concieved with the one goal of making you happy always. The odds are against us, with over 50 billion people in the world, finding that one person is virtually impossible but human resilience keeps us going, searching for the missing piece to your puzzle, the endless pursuit of happiness.
We might never figure out the true meaning of love, we might never find our perfect matches, we might never find love at all but its truely a phenomena that we will continue to delve into. We will not stop until we figure it out, until we know what it is and why it makes us feel the way it does, until the tears stop falling because of it, until the jealousy it comes with fades away, until we find absolute happines. Until that day, we will continue to peruse what we know nothing of.