Friday, October 7, 2011
This is said by Bill, Charlie’s teacher from the book The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I didn’t readily agree with it the first time I read it. “Sometimes people don’t accept the love that they don’t want,” I argued. “Yes. They reject because they don’t want you in their life, and that’s the sheer truth.” (Geez, I think Holden Caulfield’s really rubbing off on me!)
But then I realized…maybe people don’t want somebody’s love because they actually don’t deserve it. It can be possible, right? Perhaps it has something to do with reciprocation—or the lack thereof, hence the guilt. The quote can refer to different kinds of love without the book’s context, but I’m beginning to think it’s the subconscious reality in any kind of love.
I’m still thinking about it, to be honest. It’s amazing how so simple a sentence can keep me occupied for a long time. :)