Though, I am compelled to add something akin to..
Must we eat every cake that we desire?
I think modern society has become really undisciplined in this way.
Everybody wants to be Bart Simpson.
He has his role...
Want, in life, is what drives us (not just romantic want, mind you,this applies in many directions)
Most great art, amazing inventions came about because of want..the reaching
It's part of what drives us as a species.
I am pragmatic. I believe romantic love...it is transitory..geniune love and connection comes with a real, long standing relationship.
It's easy to love the good parts of anyone. And that is what we show and see in romance. it's after the romance part has passed. When we begin to see the warts and still love and accept someone, that's when geniune love begins.
Many people mistak e, the reach, the want, the desire..for love. Not realzing what they really want is the reach..they are wallowing in the yearning. It's instinctual. It is in our programming.
There is immature love..whchc is more related to infatuation/romance/fantasy/white washing a person..then there is mature love..the kind that takes off the rose colored glasses when looking at someone (and self) and really getting to the nitty gritty of the love dynamic.
If people continually follow the whim of romance..driven by an instinct..a geniune human instinct...they never get the chance to learn what geniune connection..geniune love is really all about.
It's giving into one's reptillian brain..we have a higher brain that we are meant to use.
plus and another angle to this is there are truly demons in this world (you know that) demonic energies..and demons don;t usually come at you screaming , "I am a demonic energy and I am here to wreck your life for my amusement!"
No..they seduce (whether these demons are internal, external, an actual person..or demonic energies forming to manipulate)
They use our drives..our desires..our ability to rationalize and justify, even the most cruel or selfish acts..and some how make them work for us..our heads get foggy
This is when having an internal moral comnpass can protect a person.
In a way..all that old fashioned hellfire and brimstone stuff is true
it simplifies things that or more complex..but then again..maybe it doesn't..maybe it's just that simple
your "mysterious stranger" video comes to mindhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mFPpMcOBwc
so does thishttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6C0RmRGTePw
“Whether you sniff it smoke it eat it or shove it up your ass the result is the same: addiction.”
― William S. Burroughs
(love&forgive yourself..and everyone else)