Tuesday, September 2, 2008

"I get back down, but I get up again! You're never gonna keep me down!"

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?
Any comments?

1 comment:

Keri said...

sounds like a good plan Jerry.