[Relating Relationships] 【聯結你我】

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[Relating Relationships]

By: Revanth BANALA NITHYANANDAM (Hall 10)

Image: tw.gigacircle.com

Here runs an old saying, ‘If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go with others’. ‘Relationship’, as the name suggests is an intense level of attachment of one person to another. At the interpersonal level, relationships exist between two people; be it a feeling of love, care or any sort of an emotional attachment. Many of us misunderstand the context of relationships that can vary from family, kinship, friendship, marriage, love and also forms of social relationship.

Being one of the most social living beings, humans are interwoven in the complex web of relationships right from their birth till the time they leave this world. Starting with the bond of love and care of our parents, we ‘acquire’ many relationships over time like siblings, friendship, love and marriage. Some last with us forever but some may just pass by. It is natural for everyone to crave for relationships as the need for belongingness exists in all of us. The way every relationship is perceived varies with every person. I, having just passed my adolescence, feel that relationships are something that are to be maintained with due respect. People often commit mistakes by misjudging the situations and ruining up the relationships.

As a person representing the whole of the youth community, I feel that relationships are something one shouldn’t tamper with. As people become more self-reliable, they disregard their life-long relationships with their parents. People often ‘break’ their relationships simply because they lose interest in them. Summing up everything in a nutshell, relationships are something that are meant to be carried on, not something that can be mistaken. Although, there might be a second chance in life, it is better not to put relationships at stake as they are like a ‘beautiful glass vase’; once broken, broken forever!

 

【聯結你我】

文: Revanth BANALA NITHYANANDAM  (舍堂十)

譯: 高路延 (陳瑞球堂)

圖: tw.gigacircle.com

有句老話說得好: 「若你想走得快些,一人上路;若是你想走得更遠,結伴而行。」「關係」,顧名思義,是指一個人同其他人聯繫與接觸的緊密程度。從人際交往的層面來講,關係一定出現在雙方之間,這種關係可能是愛,可能是關心,也可以是任何一種情感的聯結。我們中的很多人對於關係所處的環境理解得並不到位。這種環境可以來自家庭,親屬關係,也可以是友情、婚姻,或是其他社會連帶關係的一種。

作為社交活動最頻繁的物種之一,我們或許可以認為人類在從出生到離世的整個過程都處於各式各樣的關係所編制而成的巨大的關係網之中。從父母所給予的愛與呵護開始,我們逐漸有了發展很多不同關係的需求。兄弟姐妹之間的手足親情,同學朋友之間的友情,與愛人之間的婚姻與愛情。這些關係有些伴隨我們一生,有些會隨著時間慢慢淡去。人們對於關係的渴望是自然的與生俱來的,我們需要從中尋求一種歸屬感。但是,每個人的感知又是完全不同的。剛剛經歷了青春期的我認為,維持一種關係需要適當的尊重。對一種情感的錯誤判斷可以很快讓一段關係破裂,而這正是人們經常犯的錯誤。

作為一個社會群體中的青年,我認為我們不應違背關係的本質。隨著人們逐漸的自立,很多人忽視了和父母之間的長久的親情。僅僅因為沒了興趣,一些人便親手終結了一段關係。總的來說,關係是我們應該正確看待並且不容忽視的。即使有彌補的機會,我們也不應把任何一種關係看為觀賞性極強的玻璃花瓶。關係如同玻璃花瓶一樣脆弱,一旦破裂,便可能不再重建。

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