I’ve been using my little grey cells again. Blame it on the hour-long bus rides to and from university, blame it on my ever-increasing maturity (*snort*), blame it on whatever you want. The point is, I’ve been thinking. (Brace yourselves!)
When two people in a close relationship fight or have an argument because of one person saying or doing something hurtful, do those two people ever get past it? Even if the person who made the mistake apologizes, does the other person ever really stop hurting? Does the apologizer ever feel less guilty about whatever he/she did? Does apologizing ever really help? Is there even such a thing as to “forgive and forget”?
Is “sorry” really the hardest word? Or is it just a quick, easy way of ending a long, drawn-out argument? Is it ever too late to apologize, if you really mean it? Does making a mistake condemn you for life? Does every fight come at a price?
Why do people in the closest of relationships always have the biggest arguments? Why do misunderstandings happen so often among people who supposedly know each other well? Friends, spouses, siblings … when people know each other for so long, shouldn’t the number of arguments become less, not more? Is that the price we pay for closeness? Is it ever possible to be close to someone and never argue? To see eye-to-eye about everything? Is there even such a thing as a fight-free relationship? Or does fighting mean that you care more?
Why do life and relationships get more complex the older you grow? Why do things that never bothered you when you were young get to you when you’re older? As a child, you never read between the lines, you never assumed, you were never paranoid. Why does growing up come with all those extra attachments? Does anyone ever reach emotional maturity? Does there ever come a point in time when you don’t feel confused and lost anymore?
Why does life have so many questions? Is there such a thing as “too many questions”? Do any of these questions have answers? Do we just keep asking, in the hopes of finding an answer some day, or do we just accept the fact that they have no answers and stop wondering altogether?
Does any of this make any sense? More importantly, is it about time I got a new tag for these “thinky” (read: nonsensical) posts?