You did it! You created images, scenes and adventures most of us will not ever know. The glamorous and romantic filled love stories some of us will hold as our relationship goals that will never occur. It will not mimic the adventures you portray in countries and far off exotic places. It may not involve the beautiful people you include or produce the scenic landscapes you have created through computer generated images.
I think that is for the best.
I have been influenced by TV and movies along with the production of celebrity. I wanted to look like the models in the magazines I read as a teen. I purchased the lip gloss, eye shadow, sweaters and bags that mirrored my favorite actress in whatever her latest movie was. I thought these things were going to enhance my teen years in such a way that I was bound for popularity. Oh how things would be!
You start to realize as you progress in life…age…that what you see in the movies isn’t always real. Cliched yes, but bears repeating. I still get caught up in a good love story chic flick where he finally, after every sweet notion and missed opportunity, gets the girl! Hooray! Insert whatever movie tugged at your heart strings at some point here.
At the other end of the spectrum the shows and movies where someone hard on their luck gets a big break after all hope is lost. This also may not mirror reality. It sure looks good in the movie when after bankruptcy and a family falling apart things turn around when all was thought to be lost.
Regardless of what you can relate to in a movie or TV series, Hollywood has given us some idealistic theories of which reality may refute. The movies do offer a suspension of reality for a couple hours, or longer if you are bingeing the latest releases on Netflix. It does, at times, give us some false sense of reality. Relationships fail but hopefully we have learned something. Careers are not always as successful as we once hoped. Missed opportunities are simply…missed.
Hollywood isn’t bad. You just have to keep your wits about you and realize if your partner isn’t showering you with roses and dinners every other night it doesn’t mean your relationships pale in comparison. The key is not to compare it what you have observed on the big screen. You know that one thing your loved one does that makes you smile or how they remembered that one thing about you that you forgot yourself…those things are better than any computer generated images or scripted moment in any movie.