Shruti Kanodia, 17 is a writer & blogger at Politically Incorrect. She realized her passion for writing through the peace and satisfaction that followed after being heard! She is talking about the main issue of love per convenience. Anything but mediocre, the love spell is always alluring to those who experience it. It might race your heartbeat in a second or flush away all the blustery anxiousness out of you. A warm bath on a cold day or a divine supper to end a tiresome day, we can find love anywhere.
what is love?
Quite similar yet not as harmful as drugs, the intense euphoria is due to the increased production of dopamine and oxytocin. It is also accompanied by an adrenaline rush. Love is more of a habit and different stages of love naturally have a peculiar impact on our mind. As a vulnerable being, there is nothing we dread more than feeling bereft and hollow. Be it group polarization or simply knowing that we have our back well-guarded by someone we trust, makes our journey smoother. It is this insatiable desire for companionship that drives love. In such a clocked-up atmosphere, it is indeed a heavy task to find someone we connect with. Love is being aware of deceitful times yet surrendering yourself to a person, hoping for them to not be virulent.
Role of society:
After all the hardships, when two people finally decide to be with each other, we as a society are expected to be supportive of the same. But are we? Absolutely not, instead, we gain pleasure in ridiculing them for having experienced the forelsket. I find it rather astonishing how we have subjected this glorious bomb of chemical reactions to synthetic blocks.
“Not even slightly similar to Voldemort, yet treated as the “the one who shall not be named,” we preach love in our textbooks but present the ensuing generations with a multitude of begrudging, hateful and vexed precedents.”
Love per convenience:
We only believe in love at our own convenience. It is okay to love only if you are of an acceptable age, the other person is of the same religion. He belongs from the same ethnicity and race, with a similar economic background, believes in the same ideologies as your cult. But god forbid if they have the same gender as you, it’s all done. We run acceptance campaigns on our Instagram but never fail to pass the unnecessary “It’s just a phase, no matter how much love they may be in, they’ll always come off as friends to me” comments. Our ideals of perfect-imperfect love may not be synonymous with each other, but that doesn’t reduce the essence of the feeling in itself.
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Shouldn’t the commitment of two people towards each other be the only prerequisite to them being together irrespective of all social expectations? Yet we succumb to our pressing norms in the name of tradition.
You and I form the destructive society we are so devoted to. I call it destructive because quite contrary to what it should have facilitated, it snags us from being true to ourselves. We may be free physically but our minds are always imprisoned in people’s opinions on us.
While some stories remain untold, we all know of various testaments of love that have emerged from these shackles. From time to time, we appreciate it, acknowledge it, but fail to fully accept it. Even though we all belong to a different school of thought, deep inside we are all aware that eventually, love prevails.