The Black Eyed Peas once asked where is the love? I want to ask where is the romance?
According to the dictionary,
Love (noun) is a strong feeling of affection.
Romance (noun) is a quality or feeling of mystery, excitement, and remoteness from everyday life.
We make mistakes all the time, at work, at home, or even on the road getting there. That’s part of being human. At work, you learn from your mistakes. At home, unconditional love helps you overcome them. In between both worlds, we come across different behaviors that might push us to write a book on how to lose friends and alienate people.
People’s relationships revolve around meeting the other in the middle. It takes a tremendous amount of effort to maintain a relationship, but It takes one clear moment to realize that we don’t have to! Maybe, just maybe, we don’t need a social experience that drives us to keep bits and pieces of ourselves in the hiding, put our comfort and pleasure behind, and engage in conversations we don’t want to have, especially when socializing has become focused on gossip, feeding desires and putting one’s interest first.
People may wrong us all the time. It’s normal. The better we know and love someone, the more we’re likely to spare them the agony. Maybe this is why we search for love. We look for a sanctuary, a keeper or a shield.
Time may change who you care about and how you care about them, but I hate to believe that such civil behaviors only exist in romance. I hate to believe that if we are not in love, we are becoming avatars in our own skin.
Civilizations have been adding new words to the encyclopedia over the years. Bromance is one of them. Instead of expanding, today, our dictionaries are shrinking, losing words that do not fit their definitions anymore: the true meaning of friendship, love, caring, and sharing a genuine moment.
Long live bromance!
What is my definition of bromance you ask?
- Treating others the way you like to be treated
- Respect them and their boundaries
- Always have good intentions and assume the best
- Help or jump at the opportunity whenever you can (aka genuinely CARE)
- Which leads me to my final point: BE PROACTIVE.
A daily dose of the above prescription is advised for a better work experience and a smoother stay at home. Trust me on this one!
Rebecca Mourani Associate Creative Director