Despite our best efforts, relationships can seem like some strange form of advanced mathematics. The complicated nature of bringing two completely unique beings together into one symbiotic situation is an equation which not only doesn’t have a perfect answer, but the variables are constantly changing. Two lives existing together as one is just as hard as it is in life as it is on paper.
So, why not turn to a true genius? A man who’s very name is synonymous with intelligence: Albert Einstein. I figure if the man was smart enough to win the Nobel prize for Theoretical Physics, then his insight on relationships should be just as solid as his theories about the universe, although he did once say “Lasting harmony with a woman [was] an undertaking in which I twice failed rather disgracefully.”
Oh yeah, and he married his cousin.
Either way, here are some insights into Love and relationships from one of the most amazing minds this planet has ever seen:
“Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.”
True. Statement. Kissing a beautiful woman should temporarily remove you from your physical presence on this planet and elevate you to some place between here and the stars. Not something you want to do at highway speeds.
“When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That’s relativity.”
Never before has relativity made as much sense as putting in the context of that pitter-patter in your heart when your adrenaline is pumping, you’re nervous and sweaty, and completely enamored by the presence of an amazing woman.
“You can’t blame gravity for falling in love.”
How handy would it be if you could though? Love doesn’t make sense, if it did someone would have figured it out by now. It is just a natural connection between two random people for whatever myriad of reasons that is as unavoidable as gravity.
“Love is a better teacher than duty.”
As much as relationships require work, they are not a job. You work on them because they are a part of you, and the end result is better than any paycheck you could ever collect. What you’ll learn from love will teach you things about yourself you never knew.
“There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
Love is, in its own way, a small miracle. A beautiful part of life that we’d be lost without. When you find it, it should be held in the same reverence as miracle, no matter how simple it may be.