Let Your Heart Hold Fast: How I Met Your Mother’s Take on Falling in Love
Each and every one of us is a sucker for love and everything that comes with it. Most of the times we make the stupidest and illogical decisions because of it and it bring us to either happiness or heartbreaks. How I Met Your Mother is about a father telling his kids the story of how he met their mother and everything that happened before it. This show brought us all kinds of emotions, taught us a lot of life lessons that we’ll probably never experience in real life and most of all showed us the greatness of love. The whole gang had their own love experiences, of which all of us learned something new and worth remembering. Here are some of what the show taught us about falling in, staying in and waiting for love.
“Shouldn’t we hold out for the person who doesn’t just tolerate our little quirks but actually kinda likes them?” – Ted Mosby
Always remember that the person you love will love you no matter who you are. They will always accept and even find your most annoying trait loveable. Don’t ever settle for someone who test your personality all the time or for someone who doesn’t care about it at all.
“OK, yes it's a mistake. I know it's a mistake, but there are certain things in life where you know it's a mistake but you don't really know it's a mistake because the only way to really know it's a mistake is to make the mistake and look back and say 'yep, that was a mistake.' So really, the bigger mistake would be to not make the mistake, because then you'd go your whole life not knowing if something is a mistake or not. And dammit, I've made no mistakes! I've done all of this; my life, my relationship, my career, mistake-free.” – Lily Aldrin
Making mistakes in life is acceptable. We learn and grow from all of them and come out an even better person. Take the time to remember your biggest mistakes and where it lead you, now imagine not making that mistake and see how things would have been different if it weren’t for that single moment.
“I don't want to be choosing between two girls. I want to be a complete head over heels idiot for one!” – Ted Mosby
I know sometimes it feels good to be in a situation where people are fighting over your affection but it is not worth it. Why waste time choosing over two people without that unexplainable feeling when you can be out there looking for “The One”. Life is much better taken alone rather than being in a relationship with the wrong person. What if you miss “The One”?
“If you’re not scared, then you’re not taking a chance. If you’re not taking a chance, then what the hell are you doing anyway?” – Ted Mosby
Take risks and don’t be afraid of what might happen after next. Sometimes fear takes over before anything else could happen, that causes us a lot of missed opportunities and chances. Tell the one you love your feelings and don’t worry about what they’ll say. Be bold and let that courage take you anywhere.
“I remember how she makes me feel, I just don’t completely remember her. It’s like I’m trying to preserve something that’s already gone.” – Ted Mosby
This one tells the truth about everyone. All of us will change, regardless of the time it takes us to be a new version of ourselves, we will change. We become doppelgangers, an improved and better version of who we were years ago. Sometimes these changes are not always for the better, they cause us to see things differently, fall in and out of love and decide to take on life alone.
“Because in the end, the only thing that can heal a broken heart is time..." – Ted Mosby
Don’t be hard on yourself, moving on is a painful and time-taking process. You may not feel it but every single day is a chance to move on. If you can take on love again, then do so but if you can’t, no need to worry because it is normal. Feel the pain and let it make it you better.
“Sometimes love means taking a step back. If you care about somebody, you should want them to be happy even if you wind up being left out.” - Ted Mosby
Love is all about sacrifices. Sometimes the thing you want the most is not the thing you need in life and no matter how much it hurts, you must let it go. You’ve got to break your heart to avoid a bigger heartbreak.
“I love everything about her, and I’m not a guy who says that lightly. I am a guy who has faked love his entire life. I thought love was just something idiots thought they felt but this woman has a hold on my heart that I could not break even if I wanted to, and there have been times that I wanted to. It has been overwhelming, and humbling and even painful at times but I could not stop loving her any more than I could stop breathing. I am hopelessly, irretrievably in love with her, more than she knows.” – Barney Stinson
Fight for the one you love, even if it means having a broken heart and a crazy life. There is just something with the person you love that can never be felt with anyone else in this world, feelings that may just come once in your life. When you love someone, you can’t give that feeling up because it is stuck inside of you and the only thing you can do is face it and let it take over you.
“Lebenslangerschicksalsschatz (Lifelong Treasure if Destiny) is not something that develops over time. It is something that happens instantaneously. It courses through you like the water of a river after a storm filling you and emptying you all at once. You feel it throughout your bod, in your hands, in your heart, in your stomach, in your skin. “
And when you feel this, you don’t think about it or question it because you are in for the greatest experience of your life. Not everyone get to experience this heart-changing feeling because not everyone of us meets the one. So if you feel this way, there is only one thing you should do. GO GET THAT PERSON, NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS. LET NOBODY STOP YOU BECAUSE WHEN THAT PERSON IS THE ONE, YOU’LL KNOW IT.
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