A Message To All: Stuff Societies Preconceptions About LoveA message to those who are currently feeling the same way I do about a teacher. It's a message to always follow your heart, no matter what anyone says.
Today in Sociology, our teacher was on about whether families are universal, and one definition of families said in it "whom maintain a socially approved relationship". A lot of the class were confused by this, and so the teacher tried to explain.
"If for example, a teacher shacked up with a student. There's no way anyone in society would approve of that. But then again, there's no way that would ever happen, so we'll ignore that."
I completely understand why that's the case. The teacher would lose their job, go to jail, and have their whole life ruined. They have an authority and a responsibility and they would break it by 'shacking up' with a student. But no-one can sit there and say that it would never happen. I know that there would be so many complications, and I know that it's not what would be best. But no-one can say that it's not possible. You can't help who you fall in love with. It's not something you can control. People say that it is, but it's not. Do people think that we asked to feel this way about a teacher? Of course not! Why would we? Why would we want to feel this way about someone that we know we can never be with. With someone who I know will never look at us once. It's stupid to even think that we'd want this, we don't. But it's the way it is.
It seems there'll always be someone who disapproves. They sit their judging how we feel, and saying that it's wrong. Of course, that's all from people who have nothing else to do. They've obviously never been in the situation we're all in. How can they judge when they know nothing about us? It's not for them to decide whether it's right or not, it's how YOU feel, not them. So there may be lots of people who count it as wrong, making it illegal. But they can't stop what we all feel in our hearts. They can't take what's yours-the feelings. And I don't know about you, but my choice is him. So we shouldn't worry about what other people think. People will try and scratch the things that shine brightest. Yes, feeling the way we feel is a huge risk. There's a risk we'll get our hearts broken, and there's also the risk of them finding out and being funny with us after. The stakes are high, and it's a long and bumpy road, but it's all worth it. Because the world stops when they're around, and nothing even matters. Not what people think, not the judgement, none of it.
I'm not even sure if this makes sense, because I've just kind of babbled here. I just wanted to get this off my chest. So yeah.