The Myth of The One (and the truth behind it)

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series The One

We’re often told in fairy tales and pop culture that there is some One Great True Love out there for us to find.

Some people spend their entire lives waiting for it to show up on their doorstep. Others burn through relationships like flash paper seeking that divine choir that will indicate their quest is at an end.

Rarely do either of those methods work well on their own.

Why? Because, by and large, that magical One is nothing more than some idealized myth.

The reality of it all is more rich, textured, robust, and variable than the fantasy ever is.

This week, we’re going to explore that a little.

But first, I have a few of questions for you.

  • Have you ever thought you found The One? Were you right about it? Wrong about it? How did you know?
  • What was your favorite fairy tale growing up? How much do you think it influenced your romantic views?
  • What do you think of how love and romance are portrayed today in film and television?

Talk to me, either in the comments or through the contact form.

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