We’ve all see the timelines on social media that say by the time you’re 25 you should have this job, this relationship, this amount of savings.
And we’ve all rolled our eyes and moved on with our days.
But it sticks with you.
One Tumblr user under the handle @claryfairhild spoke out about how ridiculous these timelines are, particularly the ones about relationships, and how they mess with young women’s heads.
Posted in the r/tumblr thread on Reddit, @claryfairhild laid out her arguments for relaxing and letting love find you on it’s own schedule.
Another user, @kaerya didn’t strictly disagree with @claryfairhild, but she had a point to make.
She explained that people stress out because of the inarguable fact that not everyone finds their romantic love story–and that’s okay.
It’s true. We all know people like that.
But never fear, @kaerya went on to explain.
It doesn’t mean life is any less worth living.
It’s such an important message that often gets lost, especially for young women.
We all want to love and be loved. We all watch the fictional rom coms and hope for our Colin Firth to find us.
And it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that “love actually is all around.”
You just have to be open and willing to see it.
At least one user was moved by this important thread.
And over on Twitter, users agree that the timelines are silly.
Maybe they’re just busy? Like I love the timeline and I know it’s this staple in romances but, most of the women I know aren’t ready for this in their 20s, dating is a huge commitment
— ꧁ Perse ꧂ (@persetty) December 11, 2019
Others are proclaiming loudly and proudly that we need to give platonic love its due.
taking a break from my hilarious tweets to say that platonic love is so valuable and important! it’s not a lesser form of love and is just as important as romantic relationships! friendship is such a whacky, beautiful thing! go tell ur friends u love them
— Molly (@skeffimo) May 5, 2021
These are all such good points, not just for young women but for all of us to remember.
Don’t take things for granted. Live life and embrace what you love.
What do you think about all of it? Let us know in the comments.