You are the strength, that keeps me walking.
You are the hope, that keeps me trusting.
You are the light to my soul.
You are my purpose…you’re everything.
How can I stand here with you and not be moved by you?
Would you tell me how could it be any better than this?
I have recently finished this Smash! manga, which tells about a bunch of Japanese teenagers pursuing their dreams to be top badminton players. I thought this was going to be Captain-Tsubasa-ish, or at least Shoot-ish, but it turned to be Salad Days-ish, yet I still finished the manga. Anyway, there is one topic that I still cannot understand. At one point, one of the male protagonists confesses that his main motivation behind his dream to be a top national badminton athlete is his girlfriend, one of the female protagonists. Apparently the latter, as a child prodigy, develops faster than the former, and the former tries to catch up with the latter. Had he not met her, he might probably have taken different life path, as he originally was not fascinated at badminton, even though he was quite good at it, before meeting her. After that, I found similar topic in the song attached in this post, after dnial posted it on Facebook. What causes my confusion is, why is it that some people need to have love to advance himself/herself? Thanks to my parents who gave me comics about the lives of well-known scientists like Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein when I was a kid, I have been self-motivated for the whole of my life. That’s why I don’t get how the philosophy which these people adhere to. In addition, as an elitist, honestly speaking, I consider them [censor][censor][censor][censor][censor][censor]. dnial mentioned that some people at some time do get stuck at some moments of their lives, which is a reference to the famous U2’s song, which I also fail to understand: I was stuck to my unrequited first love for 6 or 8 effin’ years, depending on the version you believe in, and I always remain the old self-motivated lambrtz. Well I considered dnial’s subsequent comment as an ad hominem, so I am moving my question here.
Me? I have different motivation to love, and it is another story.