Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Just one person?... In the whole entire world???- Nov 9, 2010

I am still not sold on this "Soul Mate" business.....

I just had a very interesting conversation with a friend about soul mates.  She says that she believes that everyone has a soul mate. One person out there in the world that is meant just for you. And that person will be the perfect fit, the sunrise to your sunset, the Mr. Snuffleupagus to your Big Bird. She said this is all predetermined.... fate, I guess you would call it. While I think that is a very romantic idea... I just don't know if I can buy into it. Fate, if you believe in it, can only take you so far.  Sure it can deliver you to the right place at the right time. But what if it delivers me to a guy with bad teeth that I could never bring myself to make out with??  Then what? Maybe he's the Yin to my Yang.... but funky teeth freak me out!

Out of the however many billion people on the planet there is only one that is the perfect one for me? The idea of that makes me feel very claustrophobic.  How am I supposed to recognize another person as my Mr. Snuffleupagus if not for a sign that reads "Desperately seeking Big Bird"?   I watched a movie called "Timer" a month or so ago. It was about people who wear watches that countdown to the exact time that you will meet your soul mate (Pretty good movie, actually).  Maybe we all need those watches.  It would definitely take the unknown out of the equation. But then again, isn't not knowing half the fun?

I don't really know where I was going with this, but the conversation definitely made me think. I'm curious to know who else believes that there is just one person meant for you. If so, have you found that person?  And if you say yes, can I say "I told you so" in 5 years when you are divorced or broken up and looking for your new soul mate?  (I'm half kidding, that would be sad, but you know what I mean ;p)  I'm not judging.... it happened to me too.

On the other side of that coin, do you think it's possible to have many different soul mates? Different people who accentuate the positives of your nature and even out the not so positives? This is more my way of thinking.

Anyway, food for thought. I am curious to know what others think about this "Soul Mate" business.

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