Basketball and Nerds

Unrequited love. A lot of authors have written books about this particular subject matter. It’s one of the most common tropes used in romance novels. And no matter how many times we have read about unrequited love, we still couldn’t get enough of it. Maybe it’s the hopeless romantic in us. Maybe it’s our own familiarity with these stories. Maybe it’s the hope that maybe the book that we are reading has the happy ending we wish we have had in the past.

Every one of us in a way fell in love with someone dear to us. With someone very close to us. Our best friend. Our next door neighbor. Our classmate.  We all have experienced unrequited love growing up. No use in denying it. We all have. And reading these books not only helps us relive the innocent and sweet feelings of it, deep down in our hearts, we want the story for these characters to have that clichéd happy ending. We hope for the love one gives be reciprocated.

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Every year, we write about the things we want to change, improve, and remove from our lives. People are hopeful, believing in new beginnings. And year after year, we tend to fail in achieving these unattainable goals we set for ourselves. I for one don’t believe in having these resolutions. It’s so attached to the idea of the New Year that even only after a few days or months passed, people have already given up or even forgotten about them. I guess we can say that resolutions only work when it’s within the proximity of the New Year. So for me, I don’t want to make a resolution. I rather make a promise to myself.

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