Valentines Day is approaching this Sunday so I thought I would share an interesting thought that can help you be romantic “forever” and never run out of ideas to show your loved ones how much you care about them.
It’s a really simple idea but you can apply calculus to it if you’d like.
Let’s say people live for 100 years. I know it’s more like 80 years or so but let’s just do 100 years for easy computation.
There are 52 weeks in a year.
So that means that the average person lives for 5,200 weeks.
This means that if you have 5,200 romantic ideas, you have enough ideas for a lifetime!!!
But if you met your significant other between 20 to 30 years old, then it’s actually a bit less. You do the math.
At this point, you’re either saying, “Wow, that’s totally doable.” or “Woah, I don’t have 5,200 ideas. It’s a lot.” But let me now get to the secret part:
The desires and depth of your significant other, of their personhood, of their identity, is infinite. If you spend the rest of your life pursuing a deep understanding of who they are, you will have an infinite source of personal romantic ideas available. Suddenly, 5,200 ideas are small compared to the infinite expanse of someone’s heart.
We’re not on this earth for very long. Just 5,200 weeks. But we have a chance to pursue an understanding of how to love other people to an infinite scale. If you have this mindset at the center of your love for others, you will always have something worthwhile to do with your life.
I hope I don’t have to explicitly explain how this applies to Psychiatry and Religion.
So next time you want to show your loved ones how much you love them, you’ll know that to do this in a high performing, consistent way involves taking the time to understand the infinite desires of their heart.
Happy Valentines Day!