Last night I thought I’d trick myself into going to bed early by watching some trashy television, so Chelsea Handlers show it was! She shared various stories that were circulating within the media and naturally I was stopped by the one that had to do with love making people stupid. Is that right? Can love actually make people stupid? Well in my experience while I have not become stupid I must say that while in love I have definitely acted stupid!!
Let’s just say the baby voice comes on a lot more than I’d like, I instantly become a puppy that enjoys being petted frequently and the person I’m with becomes the next best thing since sliced bread! When I’m single, uhh not so much. It’s love that brings out what would appear to be the stupid side and the truth of the matter is, I relish in every second of it.
Especially when you’re in a relationship with someone who loves you very well, then the stupid gets upgraded to a level of 10+. You become so stupid that those who are around you agree and chime in to affirm that yes you are acting incredibly stupid. Of course you laugh it off and think “suck it, you wish you looked as stupid as me” as they may think “no not really, you look pretty stupid.” Ah it’s a vicious cycle, but when you’re in love, peoples opinions don’t really matter. The ecstasy of being madly in love far surpasses anyone else’s views and perspectives. Or commentary for that matter.
Of course it also brings out that stupid side of when you get hurt as well. For whatever reason, singleness makes me far more carefree and things don’t bother me as much as they do when I’m in a relationship. My responses heat up and the stupid really becomes apparent. Because naturally the things that may bother me in a relationship may not cause me to think twice when I’m single. The emotions amp up and my intense nature simmers to the brim. Argh this is the stupid part of love I could do without, or my feisty latina/french side that gets the best of me! (#workinprogress).
So why? Why do we fall into love if we do really begin to act stupid or become stupid? Because it’s the best feeling in the world. Even if you’ve experienced heart ache, if you can go back to those moments where you were loved exceptionally well, the intoxication of it all trumps any ill feelings of hurt or disappointment.
Hey love may make us look stupid, but if stupidity makes me feel the exhilaration I feel while being in love, then sign me up! Don’t be afraid of risking the opportunity of looking foolish, sophistication in matters of the heart is far overrated. Be stupid in love and let the rest sort itself out.