Love At First Sight
Love is a complicated matter and many people seem to take it too lightly. Mostly at a young age, physical attraction can lead to infatuation and misguided intentions. When a young couple begin engaging in activities that they are driven towards because of over active hormones, more often than not, they place themselves on a path to a hard, unsatisfying, or at least, a very inconvenient life in the future.
Why Love at first sight is not practical
Okay, I am certain that the romantics will argue that love is not about logic and practicality and I couldn’t agree with your more. Love as a form of reason or motivation has been known to create some of the worse situations a person can find themselves in, for example, the assassination of presidents.
At a young age, when you are most susceptible to the idea of love at first sight, you have no clue what it means to love someone, or what a functional relationship demands of each member. That aside, at this stage in your life, you have no idea of what you want for yourself in the future. Yet, here you are engaging in life changing and life creating activities, without any thoughts to the consequences.
How it should work
Love is a beautiful thing, when expressed correctly with full awareness of life and reality. Love at first sight can be an amazing experience if the two parties involved are conscious, thoughtful people who can discuss the situation honestly and rationally. Sadly this is often not the case, most people pretend to be someone they are not because they believe that their crush would be better attracted to that version of themselves.
Over the years, society has found many ways of making discussions about sexuality and relationships, somewhat taboo. As a result, many young people find themselves engaging in these activities without any guidance other than that of their natural desires. This is dangerous, in our attempts to discourage these activities among young people, we have made it likely for them to make huge mistakes due to lack of proper guidance and instruction.
So I agree, love at first sight is a wonderful thing, however, more focus should be placed on understanding what life is about and how our decisions can affect our future happiness. With the right approach, each of us can enjoy a long, happy, fulfilling life with the person of our dreams.