Valentine's Day is coming up at the end of the week. It's a neat holiday to look forward to whether you're in a relationship or single. While I agree that it is SAD for many (Single Awareness Day), it's no reason to be resentful of those who hold hands everywhere they go. While I can't define love, I can say that its the one virtue that makes us human. Everywhere I go, I see it at all different maturity levels. From the innocent crush of pre-teens to the visceral desires of teenagers to the commitment of marriage by young adults. Being single, I still really appreciate these things. I appreciate being in love and being single equally. Appreciate being in love because it's the greatest force in the world. The highs from young love induce dopamine levels in the brain that are near crack-addict levels. Appreciate being single because you get to be you whenever you want. You see things from outside the box, and you're mood doesn't fluctuate on the whims of another. Being in a relationship and being single is like yin and yang, one does not exist without the other.
Yes, love is a double-edged sword, but it wouldn't be fun without the risks. There's a reason why paintball is more fun than laser tag: its real, it's dangerous, and you're so full of adrenaline you can't think properly. And of course, it can hurt alot. But the bruises at the end of the day will heal, and you'll come back to the paintball park again in the future. And playing paintball is always fun :-) ... well unless you get shot in the nads like CP did to Frosty...
- Mac Lovin'
P.S. Haddaway looks like a douche, but considering that this was the early 90s and the Fresh Prince looked even more ridiculous, I say he qualifies for "superior".