“Wow! I’m so excited to get my hands on the new phone I just ordered!!”
Few months later:
“Nah! This phone is just okay. I’m waiting for the new phone that’s gonna release in the market next month. It’s got a bigger screen with better front camera for my selfies!”
Obsession with newness is nothing strange. It is human tendency to be amused, anticipate and show eagerness on anything new. The enthusiasm when encountered with new things or new places or anything new is highly usual. In a fast paced world, where ‘next’ versions of everything never stop emerging, we have the privilege of always looking forward for something better. It’s fascinating to watch every new innovative invention make our life easier. But how long does the enthusiasm from something new last? Few months? A year? Newness fades.
It is acceptable to lose excitement on materialistic things. But our obsession for ‘something better’ ended up reflecting in our relationships as well. The excitement during early years of marriage hardly continues for the rest of our lives. When it comes to the current generation, the excitement lasts for just few months. Their tendency to expect better from everything is a threat.
It is pathetic to realize that young couples feel that their love is lost with time. Love is never lost. It will continue to be there. But people fail to recognize it in everyday gestures. Preparing breakfast for their partner during early days of marriage makes them go gaga over each other. But the very same act after several years of marriage is perceived more as a duty than as a way of showering affection. Failing to acknowledge love in small gestures fades newness in relationships.
Sometimes we need to get accustomed to using the same old phone. May be atleast then, we’ll give a second thought about relationships!