Who are we actually looking for?

Who are we actually looking for?

The word ‘love’ generally means to have special feelings for someone or something. Sometimes, we find love in the most unexpected places. But the question is, do we really know what we want when we look for love? In this age, our ideas have been very much shaped by advertisements, dramas and even social stereotypes. We think that we have to have the best looks and figure to be able to pursue love. We may even look for someone who has a absolutely hot body and looks. But, have we paused and reflect on what we really want? Is it the body? Is it the looks? Are those our priorities when finding a potential lover? Many a times, I would ask myself this question. The proliferation of advertisments with handsome and gorgeous models, boasting unflawed features has more or less impacted our judgement. Are we going to spend our whole life searching for someone who looks like a celebrity? To me, love doesn’t inform you when it is going to come. You fall in love unknowingly. You cannot plan love. Be yourself, and the right one will come around and appreciate you for who you are. If the one whom you have a liking for doesn’t like you because of their superficial criteria, then they aren’t worth it. After all, real love isn’t finding the perfect one, but an imperfect person and together, your life becomes perfect.

“You don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.” ― Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper


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