Are we predestined to be with someone who will make us completely happy? Was Plato right and were we condemned to live our lives looking for our other half? Is there destiny in love?
From the first great philosophers of antiquity to the present day, human beings have searched for answers about love. Are we predestined to be with someone who will make us completely happy? Was Plato right and were we condemned to live our lives looking for our other half? Does destiny exist?
Finding “our other half” seems to become the great assignment of our lives as soon as we land on puberty. The feeling of being incomplete seems to grow with our bodies, and with the hormonal revolution characteristic of age, only to continue to increase over time. So what happens if we don’t find our “destination”?
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When I was around 16 years old, my cousin and I read somewhere that to dream of who would be the love of your life, you had to go to bed without eating, place the leaves of a specific tree (which I can’t remember now) under the pillow and “magically” we would see the love of our lives.
As never before, that night we went to sleep very early with the emotion of knowing our destiny. We went through the preparations for the great discovery step by step, but unfortunately the only thing we discovered was that there is nothing worse than going to bed too early and without eating. Despite our great effort to remember a name or a face or something, we had to admit that our fate had not been revealed to us.
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So we had to face the future, like the rest of the world, without an instruction manual and without any extra tool to cheat Plato’s theory and find that other half without making a mistake in our search. But in all this journey we learned something: the secret in finding the love of your life lies in the word “half” and not destiny.
“You have everything that I never knew I had always been looking for” is one of the most resonant phrases of the well-known film “Only fools fall in love” ( Fools Rush In) , in which the protagonist, who does not believe in fate , he realizes that he was in front of who would later become the love of his life.
Most of us look for the other half without knowing the half we already have. Without knowing ourselves, without knowing what would complement us and that is why we fail over and over again, trying people of all kinds, wasting our time and that of others, hurting ourselves and sometimes hurting, when the secret is right in our interior.
The fact is that “we are architects of our own destiny.” Even if there is a special person in the world who meets all the characteristics that would complement us and make us immensely happy, it is our task to find and recognize him. The key is, both for those who believe in destiny and for those who do not, in knowing what we are looking for and for this we must know the half that we already have.