Love in vectors

Lets be honest : relationships are a load of crap. When they come to a close, most of the time you are left wondering what happened and if there was anything that could have been done to stop its demise. Most of the time, I don’t think there was anything wrong with what went down, but that the two people were just on different paths that only intersected in one place (and not forever). When you are a big nerd troubled with something that seems unquantifiable, you start making up theories.

There is nothing wrong with falling out of touch or a relationship ending. The best you can do is to appreciate the good times, what you learned about it, and who you are afterwards. I think that we date people with whom we are fascinated with (and like certain characteristics of). While you date you assimilate the things you like about that person, and then you retain them even after they are out of your life. In a way, dating can play a role in how you create yourself (picking and choosing characteristics of other people you like). In the end, it’s all about learning.

Here is one of the many things that I have come up with (below). I think that this holds true for both friendly and romantic relationships.