Friday, April 15, 2011

A-Click-Away Relationships

If relationships had a "quit" button there'd be a pop-up warning saying...

"This will erase both your memories of each other till just before you met. Would you still like to continue?"

And it would be as easy as that.

Relationships are not easy, they never were. This is where the Internet lets us down because it gives everyone the option to just close down contact with anyone that we choose at any time without the fear of having to actually face someone and say 'it's over'. You have the liberty to start/pause/stop a relationship with a click of a button like the itty-bitty music player you've overused. Then again that's e-dating, which is a lot like fast food, and nobody really gives a damn about your relationship status three days later if not sooner.

So really, if relationships had a "quit" button it wouldn't really help at all. When you're getting out of a really horrid relationship the idea might sound very desirable, but then again so does murder. There's just one major problem with the concept. People will have never learnt from the lessons of their past relationships. Barring extremes, people are everything that they are because of all the loss they went through during their relationship/s, besides other important life-realted experiences.

Therefore if relationships had a "quit" button, I'd rather it be saying...

"404 ERROR
'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson"

And it would be as easy as that.

p.s: The author is all for real-life relationships, because she lives in the "real world".