Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

If I were given a dollar for every time I have heard this saying, I would be quite rich. Yes, it may sound romantic and there may even be some merit to it. But the reality is that absence creates an emotional longing which is filled only by fond memories and occasional phone calls. It can lead to emotional enlightenment and may contribute to strengthening bonds, but whether it makes the heart grow fonder or not depends upon the emotional maturity of the two people involved.

I however personally believe that absence makes the heart grow fonder because absence propagates negative emotions. This might seem a little backwards, but it seems quite true. These negative emotions lead to appreciation and reminiscence, which is also a little backwards. Fortunately, your negative emotions produce a positive consequence: you are able to better appreciate that person's presence, and you try to make the most of it.

So, despite the disagreements and altercations... I still yearn for more. And it doesn't feel all that bad :)

To whom it may concern, 

Sorry? :)

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