Chapter 267 Confidence
- “Romantic love is the perfect embodiment of human civilization. Men and women don’t only come together for the sake of producing offspring. Their union should stem from the attraction between two lonely souls who appreciate each other, and then subsequently decide to build a family together that will support both of them to lead a prosperous life. A relationship expert once said that romance and marriage is just like combining two companies before getting it listed. The combination of two companies meant that both parties had to be financially stable and technically advanced. The two parties will have to work hard and grow together if they want to expand the company. If one of the parties went ahead and left the other party behind, the ones who love each other enough will be willing to strive to meet each other’s pace. On the contrary, those who do not love, or who don’t love enough, will allow themselves to drift apart until one is able to leave the other behind.”
- “This is why successful middle-aged men tend to cheat on their wives who helped them build their career from scratch, which leads to their struggle between marriage and a relationship which they perceive as romantic love. If the men had loved their wives enough, they wouldn’t have only felt gratitude toward their wives. After all, it is common knowledge that gratitude can be flimsy, as it depends on one’s mood. On the contrary, love isn’t like that. Someone who loves his wife deeply will not force his wife to be a fulltime housewife whose life only revolves around him. He will cultivate her hobbies, as well as encourage her to become a more outstanding person. If a man doesn’t love his wife, he will make her give up on her own life and career in order to cater to his needs, all the while keeping her under his control.”
- Jocelyn’s opponent was dumbfounded by everything that Jocelyn mentioned. For the longest while, she couldn’t recover herself to find her own voice and thoughts. In fact, she didn’t even know what to say, as what Jocelyn mentioned was a perfect caricature of marriage in modern society.