It’s a 4-minute read.
Before I proceed, I wish to make it clear that I am not talking about parental love, sibling love, etc. and my topic is restricted to the romantic love between two souls.
“True Love Stories never have endings.” — Richard Bach
Are not all stories supposed to end?
What is that the quote trying to convey?
My guess is:
- Love stories continue to be told year after year, even centuries after centuries to be admired and copied or
- Love stories are made in parts like Love story -1, 2, 3… (To be continued… Hollywood, Bollywood style) or
- The person in true love continues the love even after the bereavement, cherishing the memories all the time and hates the idea of a new partner
- The two souls continue to lead a life together against a variety of adversaries
Instead of the ‘past stories’, let us start straight away about ‘true love’ in a ‘real-time’ scenario.
Do you agree that ‘true love stories’ never have endings?
Let us discuss.
Is such a kind of story possible in one’s life?
We also know that there is an interplay of one’s madness, regarding ‘love’ matters.
Why there is madness in Love?
“There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.” — Friedrich Nietzsche
Some justification at least!
What about the soul-mate theory?
This is an interesting question.
The answer is equally interesting.
My friend, if you find the time, you can check this link. Soul-mate
Am I saying that ‘true love’ is a lie?
Yes, my friend, its true in the majority of the cases. True love is temporary and happens in the heat of the moment.
“The most common lie uttered without thought, sincerity, resolve, or guilt: I love you.” — Unknown
Some times sex, money, or power will decide the intensity of the so-called true love.
My friend, remember that ‘love’ is possible but not ‘True Love’.
True love feeling is just your imagination.
Have you ever done crazy things in the name of True love?
I know you my friend, on occasions you were about to do crazy and even risky things… just to prove your dedication! I understand the heat from the young blood.
You also know that such romantic love is temporary and fizzles out and soon you both fall out of Love and thus the end of your so-called ‘true love story’.
Romantic love is an illusion
‘True Love’ has no definition, since it is impossible for anyone to love you forever sincerely.
Love fades over time.
“Love is the child of illusion and parent of disillusion.” — Miguel de Unamuno
The world is selfish and you are part of it. The love that you claim as ‘true love’ is nothing but part of your selfishness. Accept it. Higher the love, the higher the selfishness.
Why ‘Love stories’ have uncomfortable endings in the real life?
“Love is a two way-street, constantly under construction.” — Carroll Bryant
Ultimately the two lovers are tired of never-ending construction, putting an end to their love story.
And they realize that it’s impossible to be forever in Love despite the bull-shit love poetry, fairy tale movies or those imaginary famous love stories like:
- Romeo and Juliet
- Cleopatra and Mark Antony
- Layla and Majnun
- Salim and Anarkali
And, if you are familiar with those stories, you would have noticed, that most them not only came to an end, but they also had the tragic elements.
One goes into depression after going through these stories, instead of enhancing one’s true Love.
To be frank, one wishes to forget these types of stories.
Are you sad that, if there is no love, you are left alone in this world?
Come on my friend. All is not lost.
“It is better to be with no one than to be with a wrong one.” — Unknown
What is the reason for this ‘failure’?
My friend, love is a sacred thing and its role among God’s creations is enormous. It’s not the fault of ‘Love’.
Love teaches you virtues. Love is a blessing from God.
True love should come from the soul.
The two souls are not willing to accept each other due to ego, lack of trust, miscommunication, and not willing to share the responsibility equally.
“Love never fails, people fail on love.” — Unknown
Who is to be blamed for the ‘true love story’ ending into a ‘false love story?
“Relationships require an equal amount of effort from both people.” — Unknown.
Now you know who is at fault.
Am I suggesting that ‘True Love’ can’t exist?
Not at all my friend. True love does exist. But the percentage is meagre. Maybe less than 0.01%?
And of course, we have some exemplary examples like:
- Shah Jahan & Mumtaj Mahal
- Queen Victoria & Prince Albert
- Marie & Pierre Curie
- King Edward VIII & Wallis Simpson
What are my thoughts?
Instead of calling Love as true love, I prefer to use mature & immature Love.
“Immature Love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’
“Mature Love says: ‘I need you because I love you.’ ” — Erich Fromm
Take home message
“Don’t cry after my death, I won’t know it.
“Love me when I am alive.” — Luffina Lourduraj
Thank you. Namaste 🙏🙏🙏
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About the guest author:
Dr. Sridhar is the man behind Philosophy Through Photography.
This deep thinker from India wears many hats; he is a physician, a blogger, a philosopher and an amateur photographer.