The demand to be loved?
“Hug me, kiss me, love me!”
“The demand to be loved is the greatest of all arrogant presumptions.” Nietzsche
Molly the Millennial whined it was “hard” dating and then being in a relationship. She said it was “hard to share and to be around someone all day and all night long.”
Listen up, Babycakes – you are not ready for a big girl relationship.
Long-term relationships are sublime and wonderful. Having a partner – a playmate- a sounding board – a companion, a lover and a best friend to share the Joy! the fun, challenges and ups and downs all day and all night, is the best.
Having someone to hold hands with is one of the best things ever. Walking across Fifth Avenue, Champs Elysees, the PCH, the Golden Gate Bridge or into a wedding, a funeral or party and having a loving partner is not only reassuring, calming, gratifying- it is exciting.
Yes, Binky, you might have to share a closet, a bed, a bathroom and your deepest fears and secrets. Having somebody who thinks you are the best thing since Brioche French toast with butter and real maple syrup is a happy thing.
(Psst! There is really no need to get into the “getting horizontal” aspect a long term relationship.)
When you’re ready, my little Millennial, you’ll be ready.
Oh, ’tis love, ’tis love that makes the world go round. Lewis Carroll