Isn’t it strange? At one point we loved some thing, some person, or some thing about a person. What we once loved, we no longer find to hold true. We are now “unloving” of that thing. Why and how does this happen?
I’ve heard several times that the cells in our body are replaced, in full, every seven years (please don’t ask me for the science behind this). Whether this proves to be one hundred percent true or not, it is still kind of neat to think of the opportunity that is presented to us. The idea that we are constantly changing and evolving. The way we were seven years ago (or seven days ago) could be completely different from the way we are now. What a refreshing feeling in some events. What a daunting feeling in others.
On the surface it’s easy to understand how people and things change. What might have been cute, adorable, fun, funny, interesting, unique, is no longer that way. What might have been new, exciting, and invigorating is no longer that way. This could pertain to an item (think of that new shiny cell phone (for about a month)), or a relationship. It’s easy to see how the shine wears off of a thing, but what about a relationship?
It could be a relationship of any kind. It takes two people to evolve together and grow in a relationship. Otherwise, simply put, one person will outgrow the other person. What you admire, adore, or fall in love with in your youth might not be perceived the same way when you get closer to thirty, forty, or beyond.
It’s not about looking for a complete change in personality. Rather, it’s about taking those admirable qualities and traits and putting a twist on them. It’s about keeping things interesting, if you will. A cell phone is only going to grow so much and do so many things (although they can do a lot these days). A person can and should be ever evolving, growing, learning, and enhancing.
If that’s not the case, people might understand unloving what they once loved.
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