Regular readers of this blog probably know that in many of my posts, I focus on the lies we tell ourselves, our quest for bravery and the misconceptions we take away from pop culture about love and relationships. My approach is usually to recognize and accept the reality of what is going on around you, and try your best to move on or let go of whatever you think is holding you back.
However, I realize that sometimes we are too quick to give up on things. Maybe we don’t give ourselves enough credit. Maybe we are afraid of getting hurt, so we cut things off before we have the chance to really experience them. We might be taking a realist’s approach — or we might be doing the safer thing by moving past certain feelings.
I’m not saying that you should do something that doesn’t feel right. I’m also not saying that you should let people step all over you. But I do think you should be allowed to be a little irrational from time to time. If you want to feel like you’re a princess in a fairy tale once in a while, then by all means, go for it. If you want to keep wishing for something that may be a long shot, then do it.
Maybe these things aren’t the most practical, but sometimes, they’re all we have. Sometimes we need to have hope and just pretend so that we can handle some of the tougher things later in life. As long as we don’t live in a delusion, we should be able to have those small comforts that an escape from reality will bring.