The Heart Don’t Know Squat

We are on vacation this week and are especially spending some quality time with our kids. In most cases this means we have three kids talking to us at the same time while telling one to put something down or quit it or sit down or eat or finally ‘it’s midnight! Go to sleep!’ Awwwwww quality time. We have been discussing love myths and we still have a couple more to share with you. Today’s myth is brought to you after watching our kids and too much kids TV.

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You’re wrong!

Discussing the myths of relationships tends to make us more aware of other twisted beliefs. The more we discuss it amongst ourselves the more we catch people talking serious crap when we go out. From ‘it just happened’ to ‘every couple loses the spark’, there are a lot of stupid ideas of what love and relationship are all about. It is a wonder that we are even able to start a relationship let alone stay together until death do us part.

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The Rules of the Game

The Game is like the first rule of fight club. We refuse to mention it since we have all agreed to meet, date and relate by its rules. If we balk at the rules, we usually have a friend or loved one to call foul and bring us back to our positions. Going off-sides, getting red carded, 15 yard penalties are all within the rules of the Game. ‘The Game of Love’ by Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders is a simple tune that says the ‘purpose of a man is to love a woman’ and a woman’s purpose was to love the opposite sex. Very simple and no strategies needed. Compared to ‘Game of Love’ by Santana which says the game takes laughter and pain or Lady Gaga’s ‘Love Game’ which mentions riding a disco stick and wanting to touch it to ‘quit it’. Something tells us this game is much more complicated than some game 5 year olds make up.

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A World Full of Happiness

One of the great things about being human is our indomitable ability to shit on our happiness. Let us explain: The moment we feel any pleasure, joy, gladness or happiness, we immediately look for the cause and the set-up. We begin to anticipate the rug being pulled or the preverbal shoe dropping that will return us to the misery of the status quo. This is the fuel of every conspiracy theorist and malcontent in our world and we will remind you that they are the majority. They are the ones that tell you that anyone hawking happiness is selling you something. They are the ones that will tell you that happiness is fleeting but ‘blah’ or ‘meh’ is the way to live. They are the ones that tell you that working at maintaining happiness is similar to trying to trap a fart in a jar; pathetic and the any positive results would be less than satisfying.

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I can’t hear you

It takes 72 muscles to speak. Of course this is not counting those who are gesticulators, pokers and overly dramatic. That is pretty impressive and when you pair that with the brain activity that it takes to create speech, then you are talking a mission more complicated than getting pre-schoolers to go to the bathroom. Even with all that, listening is still the biggest accomplishment of human-kind. The miracle of hearing begins with the outside of the ear capturing sound waves and funneling them through to the three tiniest bones of our bodies vibrating and sending the message to our brains to decipher the sounds, piece together words, then phrases, then sentences. But all of this process is left in the dust when we try to interpret what those words mean. Why did they use those words? Why did they say it like that?

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The Great Space Turnip

We have been writing about change all week and we think that we have established that it is good and healthy. This is as useful as nipples on a man. Might be nice to play with but really doesn’t nurture anything. If change is all kinds of wonderful, why don’t we do it without kicking, screaming and cursing like a sailor with Tourette’s?

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Love and a laptop

The act of coupling, whether in a formal commitment such as marriage or something less rigid such as exclusive dating, is held together with expectations, promises, hope, integrity and trust. Without these factors, pairs are really playing house with Mommy’s sheets and plastic cups. Don’t believe us? Watch what happens when we throw a little permissiveness into the mix when we are discussing social media.

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