Romance dies whenever two people do that ‘mating dance’ called compliance

Yes, in point of fact romance is dead.

It died when society opted for reality based on what’s on the ‘screen’ and chose that over human interaction, hence we pretend to be Rock Hudson and Doris Day, or Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie for you young folk, instead of John and Jane Nobody, all the while failing to see the stupidity of pretense when obviously if only we were ourselves, bearing roses, wine and chocolate would be sufficient! 

– Stephen

Meaning is knowledge

Cornelius Agrippa says:

I think the question of what God is, is related to the question of who we are. That has to be
a practical question.
I think our lives are meaningless except to the extent that we give them meaning. That has to start on a
small-scale – in the moment-to-moment things we do and in each interaction with another human being and even to details like how we wash a cup or sweep a floor.

Me:

Life, real life, is Meaning felt each moment.

In that immediate “knowledge” every single detail makes sense – like seeping the floor or washing the coffee cup.

The same goes for human interaction. If there is reciprocal meaning, there will be communion too. Participation in Sense…

Unfortunately, the sum of people´s life – society today – feels devoid of meaning. And due to this absence of meaning in interpersonal connexion, – absence of both individual and collective relation to Self – we have this hollow age, which obviously cannot offer anything beyond its limited pragmatism.

Pragmatism without metaphysical connection leads inevitably to nihilism.

And there can never be any Sense in Naught…

A comment about “likes”

Tracy:
Then I won’t “like” your post.. I will comment instead.

I understand what you are saying and on some level I do agree. But I would rather someone take a second to hit the “like” button than not to do anything at all. Just like everything else in life it’s all a matter of perspective… you can choose to see the “like” button as cold and impersonal and lacking any true significance… or you can choose (as I do) to see it as a positive thing, an acknowledgement of a job well done, or just a sign of validation.

Glass half empty… glass half full, kinda stuff. Totally up to you I guess.”

Me:
You see, I don intend to be right! I don´t expect you to agree with me. I just make my point.

“The real” validation and acknowledgement create a flow of energy, which in its turn, create even more “happy events”.
A “like” doesn´t have that energy, apart from a mental virtual satisfaction.

As you know, we have all become masters of virtual reality. Modern man fears contact, fears real commitment, he suffers of the misconception that he “doesn´t have time”. And so he takes “the easiest way.”

I got many likes – it is nice to see that my texts have been appreciated BUT WHAT REALLY COUNTED, were the shorter or longer comments, which were incredibly rewarding and forward-pointing.