If you've listened to the radio in the past few years, most likely you've heard the song the subject line is quoting. While the song is about a bar, that line I quoted is actually a positive line when taken out of context. It's a lesson that I should have learned long ago, and will try my best to live out from now on.
Why do I bring this up? Well, because I had my fourth failed attempt at a relationship today. While I won't give out the girl's name, it was a good friend of mine who I really liked. Unfortunately, she didn't feel the same way. I can totally understand why she said, "I don't think it would work out because of the distance." In fact, she's probably right. Maybe my interpretation of 1 Corinthians 13 is wrong. I mean, it doesn't seem like the girls I've tried to date are interested in that sort of thing. I can't help but think that the people who told me that long-distance relationships never work were actually right. Maybe it's time I get a realistic grip on the way society works. (I still think some of society's rules are stupid, and probably always will. That's part of being autistic.)
What am I going to do about this? Well, I'll tell you what I won't do: A) turn bitter, B) block her from contacting me, C) spend the rest of my life blaming her for what happened, or D) bash her for doing as she did. What I will do is A) continue being her friend, B) forgive her (although I really can't blame her for what she did; I wouldn't want to date someone I didn't have feelings for, you know?) and C) treat her like today's events never happened. She's still my friend, and I don't want to lose my friendship with her just because she doesn't like me as anything more. After all, what would Jesus do?