The wisdom behind these quotes is fairly obvious, and yet we never seem to remember to follow the life quotes we know to be wise. I, for one, never let go of my grudges, rarely apologize, and definitely don't love what I've got, I simply wait for life to change so that I can when really it should be the other way around. Quotes are there for a reason, to help guide us through the harder times of life, and yet we sit idly by and watch so many moments pass us by because we're too busy holding a grudge to remember those life quotes on our refrigerator magnets, coffee mugs, and posters at home.
Life doesn't change unless you make it, you can't win the lottery unless you buy a ticket, you can't fall in love unless you meet new people, you can't get a job unless you fill out an application. I sit at home complaining about how my life sucks, but what do I do? I sit on my couch and watch TV. I don't go online and look for jobs, I don't go out and try to meet new people, I don't even spend time with the people I live with most days. I just watch fictitious people, living their fictitious lives, and wishing my life was as interesting as theirs.
Life quotes are there to remind us to be present in our lives, not the ones made up by people to entertain us. There is a reason all of these people have said such meaningful things, and it's not because they wanted to sound like Gandhi, it's because they knew we would need guidance at some point in our lives, and the gave us that in the form of life quotes, which we just post on our Facebook wall and forget. We ought to be following these quotes, but instead we just go back to our old habits after we hear them. Maybe we contemplate them for a minute, an hour, maybe even a day, but in a month we will not even remember that life quote that we found in that book we started reading.
We know these life quotes are true but we ignore them and they seem to go away, but they don't. Just like ignoring a problem doesn't make it go away, ignoring insights in any form including life quotes does not make the insights go away. Every once in a while, as we drift off to sleep, we'll remember those quotes and wonder why it is they we pushed them to the back of our minds, but before we can make ourselves do anything about it we are in dreamland.
Anything is possible in love. Imagine this situation. A doctor falls in love with a nurse who works closely with him in the local hospital. Both start dating, but somewhere the doctor realizes he doesn't love the nurse anymore. The heartbroken nurse is looking for someone to mend her broken heart. She ends up meeting the doctor's cousin somewhere. Before you know it, the cousin and the nurse start dating. They both realize they love each other, think about getting married, and everybody is happy. End of story. Think it was a stupid plot? Well, think again.
The story mentioned above is actually the plot of a best selling novel. If one has to break down the plots of most romantic novels, they would actually seem quite silly. So why then are most of the romantic novels in the world such bestsellers then? Because love sells. Love stories simply stand the test of time, and give generations hope on which to build their perfect love story. The earliest love stories were often told in the form of songs, or ballads passed down from one generation to another, till they were written as stories to read. Then came the immortal 'Romeo and Juliet', which gave birth to the notion that dying for love was a heroic act. One would find similar love stories from across the world, such as Laila- Majnu or Heer- Ranjha. Each celebrating love.
The truth is that love stories will love on. Boys will hope they find a woman who will stand by them and girls will keep hoping they find men who will die for them. It is not for nothing that generations have grown up on Mills and Boons, and Danielle Steele. It is all part of the race in the search for the perfect love story.