While at my friend’s slumber party of fun I started reading the first chapter of Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs and was immediately struck by how much I related to this random man who I knew nothing about. The first essay is title “This is Emo” and it pretty much sums up my life. He starts by stating the one simple thing that we’re never supposed to say: “no women will ever satisfy me”, bam, the thing one must never say!!! The thing is, that’s how I feel about guys, no guy will ever satisfy me and here, according to Scott Klusterman, is why…
Whenever I meet dynamic, nonretarded Americans, I notice that they all seem to share a single unifying characteristic: the inability to experience the kind of mind blowing, transcendent romantic relationship they perceive to be a normal part of living.
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I read that line and I felt like I had been taken to church! Ever since I started blogging and even before that I’ve gotten the feeling that most people think my expectations of relationships are completely ridiculous and over the top and I need to fix that if I ever plan to find someone. I’ve long said that I refuse to settle and while some don’t call it settling, they call it realistic, I still wouldn’t agree. Imagine my surprise when I randomly pick up this book at my friends house and within the first 7 pages Chuck Klosterman captures everything I’ve ever felt about dating.
Now let me preface this by saying that just because the majority of people I know don’t agree with my view on this doesn’t mean I think you aren’t “dynamic” or that you’re “retarded” like the quote implies (by the way I hate the word retarded, it should die) but I do think there are some of us that the rest of the world will never really get. We’re just different. The more I read Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs the more I related to everything Chuck was saying but for this post we’re going to discuss the quote above.
Simply put, I was finally glad to have someone validate my feelings while simultaneously saying the one thing that I’ve long thought to be true, no man will ever make me happy. YES! And why is that? Because no man (or woman in Klosterman’s case) will ever live up to the epic love affair I have in my mind. And while most would say that’s an unrealistic ideal to have, I don’t think it is!!!! A lot of people would call me cynical (I really don’t think I am though) but when it comes to this particular issue I stand my ground. I do feel that I should be swept off my feet by some extraordinary gentlemen who completely understands me and we will have the most epic love affair there ever was. Why isn’t that a normal way of thinking? Maybe we all started out thinking that way and we let life and other people make us think that was insane, but…
IT’S NOT INSANE
So yeah, you’ll all have your husbands and wives, and lives that work for you and I may end up finally giving in and settling for whatever or ending up alone but that’s OK. You know why? Because I know that somewhere out there are other people like me. There are people who are still searching for that “mind blowing, transcendent relationship” and then those that finally gave in and settled for someone who they know will never make them happy. These are my people; the dreamers, the ones who get called cynical, the crazies, the over the top dramatics, the dynamic people who change the world. So thank you Chuck Klosterman for reminding this single girl that she’s not as crazy as people would like her to believe.
Now, someone find me Ryan Gosling because I’m even more sure he’s my soul mate! :D