Being in love has its benefits and its risks... Do the benefits really outweigh the risks and why?
Most Helpful Guy
It's defiantly worth the risk I've had my heart broken 3 times now the first which was really, really bad lol. But I keep coming back for more each and every time because the endgame what's at the end is worth more to me then the pain I may or may not have to deal with in the process.3
Most Helpful Girl
The "risks" of love aren't really risks -- if you look long-term enough. Even the most incredibly painful heartbreak will EVENTUALLY turn into something *positive* -- in at least two different ways.
Think about the way buildings are retrofitted after they're damaged in an earthquake.
The parts of the building that were WEAKENED by the quake... are the parts that are repaired, sewn up, and reinforced.
And these are precisely the parts that become STRONGEST in the new, retrofitted building.
The same is true of a broken heart.
In exactly the places where yr heart was broken, you'll eventually come back more self-aware, more worldly-wise, and... just STRONGER overall. In exactly those places, where yr heart has been "sewn up".
You've got a retrofitted heart -- and it will absolutely weather life's storms BETTER than an "intact" heart would.
Emotional memories almost *always* become more positively biased as we grow older.
This is a psychological survival mechanism -- and it's also the basis for "nostalgia" and "sepia-toned reminiscences" and all that stuff.
Basically... NO MATTER HOW BAD something is... Give it a few years, and it'll suddenly have gone from "bitter" to "bittersweet".
Give it a few *more* years, and you'll find it has gone from "bitter" to "bittersweet" all the way to... "sweet".
Go out there and LIVE.
And get yr heart broken... and get it fixed... and then do it all over again. And over and over and over, if that's what life has in store for you.
But... go out there and live.