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Valentine’s Day for an introvert

Valentines Day for an introvert

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, one question in particular stands out; are teenagers and young adults allergic to love?

They seem to block themselves from sharing, expressing or even falling in love. Some look at romance with disgust and disconnect themselves from the world.

We must learn to create or gain back that confidence and one day there will be someone who will notice what you’re worth.

Is it a bad experience from the past that keeps us from opening up to others?

If we as a society are honest with ourselves, most of us are probably afraid of expressing our love for fear of being rejected by that special someone.

Instead of continuously running from the subject, in order to overcome this fear we must evaluate and believe in ourselves.

It all starts with loving yourself first before loving others and accepting who you really are.

But do not confuse confidence with narcissism or egomania. We must recognize that we all commit mistakes in relationships.

The purpose of this chance for a revival is to become a better lover without being submissive and setting a balance in order to make it a lasting and enjoyable relationship.

But what is the main source of our comfort zone? What keep us from overcoming this sociable obstacle?

A contributing factor is that today most people mind their own business. Becoming strictly selective on who to include in a friendship circle has become normal for most and some even focus more on what their own outcome will be in any given relationship.

This kind of habit has turned our society into one of antisocial and selfish ways.

Sometimes we use our education, occupation or religion as an excuse to avoid a potential love interest or getting to know someone.

What are the chances of actually starting a relationship?

A common mistake we all make is to be influenced by looks. That always ends with a disappointed perspective of who that prospective love interest really is, and wondering how we could have wasted time on such person.

Perhaps it’s a matter of trying to impress the wrong people or going after people that aren’t a good match. There might even be someone out there already trying to impress you that you’ve overlooked.

It happens to everyone, but for those who are discouraged, it’s time to stop regretting the past and get back in the game.

Right now is the prime time of your youth, and you should take advantage of it.

Just remember to be open and explore new fields of interests that can lead you to meet new and interesting candidates.

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About the Contributor
Carlos Marquez, Opinion Editor
My name is Carlos Marquez and I am Opinion Editor for this fall semester in Talon Marks at Cerritos College. There is not much to say about me, I'm a regular student just like you majoring in Journalism and getting closer and closer to graduate with an Associates degree. I'm a fan of comic books and movies, I am what some may call a geek; I guess. I like to be aware of the events surrounding my community and share points of view with people to learn something new. I think is important to turn the community's voice into echo in order to inspire,make a difference and support a common cause.
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