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The Notion vs. The Real thing

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    It is romantic to express love and sacrifice all for it. Movies constantly have this element in them. Movies like Sweet November (in which Charlize Theron takes one man per month into her house and sends him out a better person) and Crazy/Beautiful (in which Kursten Dunst plays a spoilt rich kid who falls in love with a schoolmate-a relationship her father opposes which proves to be a stumbling block to the her lover because her father is his key to him becoming an air force pilot) which are exemplary of this extremely romantic notion. . The notion of romance spending all your time with your lover is cute but unrealistic .Its like singing I will die for you... or I cant live without you... the notion is cute but is extremely unrealistic. It is only for the cuteness of the notion that one feels for it. To say that the only thing you want to do is to be with your lover is quite improbable. What would you do for your day job?

    To say that you will follow your dream and leave all else behind is equally preposterous because every man has to earn his bread. However much you may find that romantic, it is absolutely impossible to devote your life to love and do nothing else. Everybody needs to sustain themselves and love provides no such support. It only makes you work harder at a day job so that you can give time for someone else. When you struggle and despite having to work so hard, you get to maintain the relationship or the dream, it is even more romantic. That is the true romance in love or even the romance in following dreams leaving everything behind.

    The whole notion of devotion to your dream makes me wonder-do actors and actresses have day jobs in movies? On what level of reality do we relate to the roles and stories that these movies depict? Or do we look for anything real at all? Some say it would actually be quite boring to have the same story when we face the reality of our situations in real life but so we choose to fantasize. When one comes home from a hard day at work, puts his or her things down, he/she would like to see something light. The truth in reality in films as we know (or in anything or anywhere else) is preferable far away-from where it is just right, from where the notion is enough for it to be noble and that's all that we will have of it. That's all that we can afford to have of it-keeping our lives intact with the notions that it already has in it. Anymore straightening the already present notions of reality will make life much more harder to handle, confusing and more of a pain as it is.

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