Saturday, 20 May 2017

Unrequited Love: The Pain of Loving Someone When It’s One-Sided

Everybody in the journey of constant ups and downs of life comes upon a person whom you wish to know more about or you already kind of connect to them in the most beautiful way. There seems to be a certain kind of bond that mere words can’t give justice to. Adhering and staying there for a long time becomes a difficult part for both the people as eventually in your own vague perception you start to assume that such perfection in another human being isn’t possible.

Probably that person pretends to be what he/she isn’t or wishes to be like the one he preaches about. When love is not reciprocated back and by that here I mean love in every form which is not restricted to mere lovers, it does hurt a lot.

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It is surprising how today’s generation believes in the concept of this ‘Move on’ attitude which is killing love, compassion and humanity as a whole. Being frank and open minded is totally cool but you cannot be in a relationship with every other girl/guy. What is ironical here that no one thinks about the person you leave. No one even knows even if the other person is serious or not. Ultimately there will come a point in your life where you face this dilemma of unrequited love. I often wonder why does any artist surely need to have a tragedy in his/her life or is it really important to suffer to unleash? These are some tough questions that surely need to be answered.

Also read: Why it is so Difficult to Move On?

Love has always been the most complex thing and to draw out a conclusion out of an unrequited love is a phenomenon that even the intellectuals fail to understand and define in a precise manner. Trying to concentrate on developing yourself can be one of the escapes from thinking about that person constantly, who couldn’t love you back.

We must always realise that there are certain reasons why a person doesn’t love you back.

One should always respect and acknowledge the fact and try to work on themselves. Not because you want to portray an ideal image in front of him/her but you want to improve yourself to be able to execute and function in a convenient manner according to the needs of this self-paced world. You can only stare at the moon and not expect that you get it forever right?

It is strange how love is the strongest emotion can also be your biggest weakness. It will lead to more of exploitation in both physical and mental aspects. Our movies often turn the best of friendships into love and always urges to reach towards a happy ending. This is life with its own ups and downs and surely not a fairy tale.

I thought of all the others who had tried to tie her to the ground and failed. So I resisted showing her the songs and poems I had written, knowing that too much truth can ruin a thing. And if that meant she wasn't entirely mine, what of it? I would be the one she could always return to without fear of recrimination or question. So I did not try to win her and contented myself with playing a beautiful game. But there was always a part of me that hoped for more, and so there was a part of me that was always a fool.

Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man's Fear

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Written by Rounak Hotchandani
A media and communication aspirant, does writing and reading books as a hobby and a philanthropist.

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