I need a fan to cool this angry fire

I would like to introduce a quote:

“Unless it’s mad, passionate, extraordinary love, it’s a waste of your time. There are too many mediocre things in this world. Love shouldn’t be one of them.”

Go ahead and read that a couple of times. Go ahead now. Read it.

You might be thinking that I am copying and pasting this quote due to the fact that I find it extraordinarily inspiring. ON THE CONTRARY. I hate this quote.

My roommate and best friend used this quote to update her Facebook status this other day, and it definitely rubbed me the wrong way. I just… it doesn’t really….it seems….well…..here’s the thing…..look……how do I…….

THIS IS A NARROW-MINDED VIEWPOINT ON LOVE IN WHICH SHOULD NOT BE LOOKED UPON IN SUCH A NARROW-MINDED WAY.

So, what you’re saying is… is that if my love isn’t any of those three things then it is a waste of my time? So, what you’re saying is… is that if my relationship is based around security then it’s a waste of my life? So, what you’re saying is… is that if my love is unconditional, but not passionate, then my love for you is a waste? Hmm.. interesting.

Apparently, only the passionate people know real love. The rest of us are just faking it. Some people are incapable of having passionate love due to some insecurity, sexual preference, or physical malady. Sucks for them, because their love is a waste. Right? RIGHT? Jesus…

No, love should not be mediocre. It should beautiful and real. But love can never be truly defined. DO NOT pretend to understand it. And DO NOT tell others how to feel it.

Anyway…. I commented on her post. I said, “I don’t think any love is a waste of time.”

Feel free to disagree.

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