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To all the guys reading, do you realize how irrational, hormonal, and stupid you were at seventeen? How almost every decision you made was a poor one, fueled by confusion and lust? And for the ladies reading, is the guy you were in love with at thirteen the same guy you ended up marrying? No, he isn’t? Well, that is how old Romeo and Juliet were. Oh, you didn’t know Juliet was a thirteen year old girl? You thought they were the same age? That is because you were weened on movie versions of the story, which wouldn’t DARE film a love scene between an adult male and an adolescent female (thank God). And that is just one element to the story that people seem to be way off base on. The other element is the idea that some woman say: I am looking for my Romeo. Wait a second, you are looking for a guy who is a great deal older than you to seduce you and then ultimately die with you a few days later? Wow, that is so romantic. No, it really isn’t. How rational would you think it if two young people you knew killed themselves because they weren’t allowed to date? It is absolutely irrational and extreme, and the fact that some people are stupid enough to think of those two children as the ideal romance story only shows you how insane we all are as well. Let’s redefine love for a minute, shall we?
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