Wish you all a very Happy and Vibrant ValentinesDay!! 🙂 🙂
However, I’d like to play the devil’s advocate today. Having studied both psychology and marketing, I can’t help being this way 😉
I simply don’t understand why we have to earmark a single day or week in a year for something so exotic and expansive as love! Why not choose days of our own liking and convenience each year to celebrate this emotion? Why should we succumb to marketing tactics and celebrate it only with roses, chocolates, or special Valentine’s Day items – do it in your own original fashion instead of following the herd. Buy all other flowers except roses and any other sweets or desserts instead of chocolates 🙂
Now coming to what exactly “love” means, it’s a very cryptic word having different meanings and connotations for different people: I think that the most accurate definition comes from biochemistry and it’s nothing but a temporary cocktail of hormones in your head that drives you crazy and makes you feel on top of the world. And this kind of crazy, romantic, and exhilarating love has a shelf life of around 6 months to 2 years and cannot last beyond that, it eventually transitions either into a soberer long-term love or God forbid, a break-up. I’m not joking, there’s vast research evidence to back this statement 🙁
There’s also a very interesting and philosophical angle as to why love is so convoluted and elusive. Many great people have discovered and stated the same in different words:
Starting with the famous French author Marcel Proust, he said that – “On n’aime que ce qu’on ne possède pas tout entier.” (One can only truly love what one does not possess entirely)!
Oscar Wilde said the same in different words: “The very essence of romance is uncertainty.”
And luckily, he also gave an acceptable remedy to this problem: “I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.”
That’s undoubtedly a great piece of advice. So go ahead and have a lot of fun, but make sure that you keep a level head always, and also remember not to buy either roses or chocolates……
In addition, here’s some additional practical advice for Valentine’s Day 2020:
Some of you might be in love with, or interested in and considering approaching that special someone today, but not doing it because you’re afraid of being rejected. However, the worst thing you can do to yourself is waste all your time mooning over someone and then find out after a few years that it’s not going to work.
There’s a great reason why you no longer need to be afraid of rejection – Crocin/Tylenol (paracetamol/acetaminophen)!! Like I mentioned earlier, a great part of love is nothing but biochemistry, and recent research has revealed that Crocin works really well on heartbreak and the pangs of love, just like it does on other aches and pains! In case of rejection, all you’ll need is a week to 10 days course of Crocin and then you’re fit enough to start looking again for your real soulmate or that dream boy/girl! There are always a lot of worthy fish in the sea, and it’s more fun to explore rather than waste all your time on one obscure person.
Also, it’s very important to grow mature and learn to “forget” – a very essential part of life. Pablo Neruda, the Chilean poet who wrote some of the world’s most passionate love poetry also gave some equally great advice, he said: “Let us forget with generosity those who cannot love us.”
Now that you’re armed with this information, go ahead and make your moves…. All the Best! 🙂 🙂
However, it’s a good thing that many of the poets, writers, and painters weren’t aware of Crocin, because we would have really missed all the great works they churned out during heartbreak……