Posted by scarletdreamer
on November 24th, 2012 at 10:17 AM
Mourning the ideal is what gets people into trouble. When someone has lost something, the only aspects they tend to replay over and over in their heads are the positive, potentially idealistic traits. They fail to take into consideration that what they have lost was possibly less than ideal. They then distort their reality to an illusioned, glorified version of itself; and it is this illusion that pulls people back. It makes them mourn for something that they never, in actuality, really had. Makes them forget what was wrong; what was less than ideal. The negative feelings, the heartbreaking moments, are all washed away once they have lost what they can no longer have. Some people think that this is realizing the full value of what you have once you have lost it, but maybe they are being subjected to the illusion, once again, to believe that they have the chance to have what they always wanted.
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