Seeking Emotional Pleasure Incorrectly
I can think back on my life and the multiple people that I dated and wonder to myself, "What was I thinking?" Not that the people that I was with were bad, but instead the way we looked. We were young and it showed on our bodies. Instead of us looking like we were mature adults that had to shave every single day to make sure that any unwanted hairs were gone, we looked like five-year-olds pretending to play family and doctor in the basement of the house while our parents talked about Susan's horrible pie.
I have a yearbook from when I was in eighth grade. I can clearly see the difference in the looks of me and all the other students from my class and the classes below me. Each person that I dated from back in seventh and eighth grade look childish in the yearbook, and looking at them now over social media, they are completely different people. Do they also think back to when they were younger and how weird it looked to date others that looked like children?
I can think back to my mother telling me that I was too young to date, and my response was that I was thirteen and that meant that I was of age. Thinking back about it now, I would have to agree with my mother. We were nothing more than cherubs trying to dramatically reenact romantic films and every action that we saw our parents commit with each other.
At what point does our mind wish to defy the rational order of the world by dating at such a young age. Are we nothing more than flesh bags wanting an emotional connection with everyone around us? Those of us that have families that cherish us give us an emotional connection, but when they aren't around, why are we so quick to seek another emotional connection? We are quick to try any emotional connection whether it be a bad or good connection. Why are we, as humans, wanting such a connection even though we might regret it later on in our lives? Is it because we are devoid of a certain feeling and we want to obtain it, or is it because we have nothing else better to do with our time?
I try to understand the nature of humans, but there are actions that we commit without any thinking of the consequences that will follow. We try to seek emotional pleasure, and by doing so we don't care how it is done. Are we that desperate for pleasure that we don't comprehend the consequences of our actions before we commit them?
We should, instead, find a mate after the correct amount of time to age and think properly as a functional human being that we will be able to correctly give and receive the amount of emotional pleasure that we so desire.