Romance smells like freshly cut daises just as I imagine how deforestation would smell like. It looks pretty on the surface but in all honesty it’s just a call for an allergic reaction from pollen – perhaps even a bee sting.
I take on this view because I’m a person who can barely take care of myself, how can I expect myself to care for another human being? Hall return, GPA, social life, sleep – fitting a relationship into all of this would be chaotic. It is something that takes energy and time to be maintained and if it does not last in the future then, why bother?
I am a firm believer that there are only two perspectives to this topic which is divided by a clear line: skeptical people like me against people who are more positive about relationships.
I try to understand those who are in a relationship and seem to be galloping on their rainbow unicorn with their prince or princess (or two princes or princesses, I ain’t hating) into the blazing sunset. University is all about trial and error, here you can try all sorts of new things and not be scared of judgment. It can be a learning point in preparation for your future relationships. A wise friend once told me that it reduces stress and you never have to sit alone for lunch.
But for those who want to be in a relationship just so you can show off your boyfriend or girlfriend as if they were an accessory is something you should reconsider. Don’t compare yourself to others and be pressured to have #RelationshipGoals.
Just be happy with yourself, whether you are in a relationship or single.
Writer: Julianne DIONISIO (Jockey Club Humanity Hall)
Image: HJ Story
文: Julianne DIONISIO (賽馬會敬賢堂)
譯: 陳妍宇 (舍堂十)
圖: HJ Story