Ever heard of the phrase “love is blind”? I bet you have. In recent times, people’s opinion of the said phrase has changed. When you mention that phrase in a conversation that discusses the affection between couples, one in every ten person will give you a quick retort; love maybe blind for some people, but for them, love wears prescription glasses. Lol. Should I be of the opinion that those who wear prescription glasses see better than those who do not? ( wondering).
Why is love bIind? I want to believe it’s because one person is so smitten by the other person in a relationship and often don’t realise when they are been used by that person. Have seen where someone who is definitely in a selfish relationship where they do all the caring and loving and yet do not see the lapses of their partner or are quick to defend when others point out unacceptable behaviors of their partners. In scenarios like this, people have been known to excuse this smitten partner by just say the phrase “love is blind”.
Is love really blind? And if it is, does it make one sided affection in a relationship acceptable? I want to believe love is not blind. We choose to love irrespective of whether it is reciprocated. It doesn’t excuse bad behaviour. We shouldn’t be carried away by our affection. If a love relationship is one sidded, then you have the right to walk away especially an unhealthy situation where all you get is shredding of of ur self esteem and worth. Don’t be fooled that love is blind, you can clearly outline what you want in your relationship don’t excuse unhealthy relationship with the phrase “love is blind”.
I know love could mean a lot of different things to everyone depending on their expectations in a relationship but true love should be sewn from mutual respect,care,affection and genuine concern for one another. Where love is shown it should be healthyliy reciprocated. In as much as we have our failings as humans, we should see love as a tool to shape,nurture,care,mould,motivate and inspire others. It is not also restrictive to our partners, Valentine’s day, family and friends alone but as many people as her opportune to cross our path. A little smile, a kitten extension of the arm of friendship, a little concern n care is all that matters.
It’s February, the month of LOVE, spread the good cheer,feed someone,cloth someone,give a hug, share words of encouragement , tend the sick, vist the orphans, extend the arm of help to the elderly, help your spouse with the house chores, go for a romantic date, be happy making others happy. cultivate the habit of sharing. Don’t wait for Valentine. Let everyday be a love day. Ciao