This sounds like some person steeling themselves after a breakup. If we’re going to work toward a better life then we have to recognize the world in which it would take place, and there is no world where there is some 100% honest person. People are people and they see things different ways and they have different values and they will all—your mother, your grandfather, your best friend and your spouse—lie to you. And you will lie to them. The only people you haven’t lied to are the ones you haven’t talked to. You’ve lied by omission because you didn’t want to hurt someone’s feelings. So you lied because you care about them. That’s why this idea is so crazy. It doesn’t even take motivation into account. And no, we’re not eight year old girls (with no offence to eight year old girls), there is no prince looking for you or me or anyone else. Why do you need that? Are you really paying attention to the world around you? Have you noticed that there’s seven billion people living here? If you only like 1% of them that’s still 70 million awesome people. So why do you want one person to fill every need? How much do you dislike this prince that you’re going to put all of that on him? Just live your life. Do what interests you and that will bring you into contact with people who are similar, and if nature goes the direction of a relationship then maybe you’ll connect. Or maybe not. But what difference does it make if you’re doing what you like with similar people who value it too? Go have a good day. Not because of who you’re with. But because of who you are.
Note: Everyone who posts or shares a quote does so with the very best of intentions. That said, I have created the series of Other Perspectives blog posts in an effort to prevent some of these ideas from entering into people’s consciousness unchallenged. These quotes range from silly to dangerous and—while I intend no offense to their creators—I do use these rebuttals to help define and delineate the larger message I’m attempting to convey in my own work. I do hope you find them helpful in your pursuit of both psychological and spiritual health.
Following a serious childhood brain injury Scott McPherson unwittingly spent his entire life meditating on the concepts of thought, consciousness, reality and the self. This made him as strange to others as they were to him. Seeing the self-harm people created with their own overthinking, Scott dedicated part of his life to helping others live with greater awareness. He is currently a writer, speaker and mindfulness instructor based in Edmonton, AB, where he finds it strange to write about himself in the third person.