I’m reluctant to write this but I think I’ve seen enough of it that I need to get it out in the world.
I feel like we live in a land of broken toys.
What I mean by that is, I feel like a lot of people in this world are broken. Not completely but to a point that it effects their lives. I more so see it in my generation and younger. Sadly I’m considered a millennial, though I do not believe I live up to the stereotype at all. What I’ve found with so many people my age and younger is they seem to be broken on some level.
Normally I would chalk it up to relationships, they had a really bad one and now they can’t function. They try to date someone new and can’t because of stuff from the past. I understand, we all gotta heal and most have had a bad relationship somewhere in their life.
But what bothers me in all this is that, at some point you have to face the fear. At some point you have to accept that you could get hurt again. And that’s okay.
I’m finding that many people my age or younger, can’t accept that fact.
I fear what future that brings us. I see so many people my age staying single or just dating around. The ones that do find someone, never get married or have kids.
Call me old fashioned but this isn’t normal.
There is a lot going on here as to why this is happening and I won’t get into that.
I’m writing this as hope. Hope that their are others out there, and I know there is, that are willing to accept that things have happened. That it’s not going to be easy but it’s going to get better through failing. That through those failures you’ll become better.
Failure on all levels in life, is so dramatically looked down upon in western culture for some reason. You will fail. This is life. It’s about trying not to fail, learning from failures and always getting better. This is especially true in relationships.
I’ll leave you with this. Acceptance is everything in life. If you feel broken now, it’s okay. But don’t restrict your life because of that. Go out and keep trying. Keep failing. Eventually you will find what you’re looking for.