A few weeks ago, I met up with my friend N for our weekly lunch date. We somehow got on the subject of 'The Olive Theory' (something she saw on an episode of How I Met Your Mother). N explained it like this: In the episode, two of the main characters are sitting in a restaurant with a dish of olives in the middle of their table. Person 1 loves olives, while person 2 supposedly hates them. They are perfectly happy. The underlying meaning implies that the best relationships have perfect balance. Sounds a little like the phrase, "opposites attract", doesn't it?
It is universally known that for every rule, there is an exception. In my psych class, we learned that a majority of successful relationships consist of two people who are a lot alike, rather than very different. Think of it this way: you and your best friend, why are you two such compatible people? Is it because you guys have a lot in common? Exactly my point.
So you're probably wondering what happened to the couple at the end of the episode. Well, the guy eventually admitted to lying all along about his hate for olives. He actually felt the opposite and only said what he did so his girlfriend could enjoy them all. In sum, opposites don't always attract.
Wow, this seemed more like a jabber post than anything else. If you have read this far, I would like to say thanks. I truly appreciate your attention.
One last thing that is a bit off topic: My first college crush is officially engaged. I think it's time to listen to 'Speak Now' by Taylor Swift and do some plotting... I kid, I kid.
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Gosh, I can't wait to start posting my own pictures again. The countdown begins: 3 days!