By Valerie Amondi.
We are the generation that does not want relationships yet crave to be in one. We want to be identified as a couple of the year on Instagram and be the relationship goal that everyone can fight for. We would rather text than have meaningful conversations with each other. We would rather be friends with benefits rather than commit and put in the work that relationships require. We would rather have beautiful pictures of us holding hands and putting plastic smiles rather than figure out what irks you partner or what makes him or her tick.
So yes, we have a generation that struggles with love yet they preach love. We have the best advises on how to make one happy yet struggle with our personality that pushes the other away. We are confident in showcasing our partners around the world yet sad because we cannot stand each other when left in a room.
We worry that our partners are not doing enough to make us happy because you saw your friend in Dubai, or at the Maldives having a great time thanks to his rich boyfriend. See, what you may not understand is the façade she is placing on social media; because social media is a scam; a place where people are happy all the time.
Instead of focusing on learning and building each other, we would rather have the cake and eat it. We would rather rush and fall and let temptation have its way and let guilt haunt us later. So now we are left with a generation that knows love but is deficient of it. We have all the knowledge but we are rendered powerless. Because in reality, there are no five ways she is into you. We only want everything that is an illusion of a relationship but not the real relationship because when things become true, we run and flee.
“Love is patient, love is kind, it does not envy, it does not boast. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, neither is it easily angered, it keeps no records of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trust always hopes and always perseveres” (1st Corinthians 13)