“Now, we all have a great need for acceptance. But you must trust that your beliefs are unique and your own, even though others may think them odd or unpopular, even though the herd may go, “That’s baaaaad.”—John Keating, Dead Poets Society (via movieoftheday)
But I’m going to say it anyway because I need to get it out.
I had a teacher in high school who was seriously the perfect guy. I harbored the most ridiculous crush on this man. I fact, I refer to him in conversation as my future husband, and I’m only half joking. Because even though I can’t stand the thought of being married, I could have married him, and been happy the rest of my life. I’m not even going to go into why he was so perfect, I’m just going to ask you to believe me when I say that he was as close to my dream man as I believe is possible in reality.
A couple weeks before I graduated, he started dating another one of my teachers. I figured that there was no way this was going to last, because…well…she was boring. And a bitch. She had no sense of humor whatsoever; they had nothing in common. Everything he loved, she hated. And she always used to make fun of him for being a nerd and having a less than ideal body.
Today, I learned that not only are they still together, but he’s moved in with her and she’s pregnant. This from the man who never wanted to be tied down, who never wanted kids. The thought of them doing the deed makes me want to heave. I could be okay with this if I thought he could really be happy but….ugh, how can he when she is just the antithesis of everything he is?
And I know you’re thinking, Jeeze, Rachel, calm down. It’s not a big deal, did you really think you ever had a shot with him? Well, to that I say: Actually, yes. And besides, that’s not the point. It’s the principle of the thing.
It takes 7 seconds for food to pass from mouth to stomach. A human hair can hold 3 kg. The length of the penis is three times the length of the thumb. The femur is as hard as concrete. A woman's heart beats faster than a man's. Women blink twice as much as men. We use 300 muscles just to keep our balance when we stand. The woman has read this entire text. The man is still looking at his thumb.