LOVE IN THE TWENTY FIRST
BY ROZANNE NTHAMBI
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The twenty first century is being characterized by a lot of unfathomable things, love being one of them.
Each passing day, love is turning out to be more and more extinct like a playa in the middle of the desert.
One wonders how many people out there are actually experiencing it; good, honest and real love, even though the truth is no one wouldn’t want to love and be loved. As insane as it sounds, many young people prefer having everything else in this world other than love.
They will give their all to get money, to earn a living, but will easily misuse, fall in and get out of love. They will change faster than a chameleon changes its colour. But should this really, be it?
Truth is, even though it does make us vulnerable and most of the time people get hurt, love is really amazing when given and received by the right person and at the right time.
Meanwhile, the extinction of this love is also coming in different forms and angles. I mean who hasn’t heard of the “epic” stories of the so-called sugar daddy and sugar mummy relationships.
Then there are the stories of those who fell in love when they were ten years old and until now, they are together at a hundred years plus still enjoying time together.
All in all, love is really a beautiful thing if given and received the right way. To just say that this is the person I want to be with for the rest of my life, and to give them every inch of oneself is really risky and frightening, but with time there is always a realization that indeed it was a risk worth taking.
As they always say, whatever doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger, and every experience is a learning opportunity. Of course, there is always the fear factor, you will have second thoughts and doubts but it is also fair to say, trust the process.
This is that moment where despite the negativities that come with it, you ought to close your eyes, let go of the fear and open up to love.
So how about you always be positive and remind yourself that well, you might just have made the best decision of your life to fall in love.
In any case it is not cast on stone that love will always be sour!