//www.gooddeedsmovie.com/index.html#/gallery As I sat and watched Tyler Perry’s movie, “Good Deeds,” it started me to thinking about how many of us are in functioning relationships with no real substance, because it looks good on paper, or it’s just what you’ve attuned yourself to. The relationship portrayed in this movie seemed almost robotic. They both were very successful individuals that had no genuine quality of life despite their wealth, because it was essentially arranged, and they wanted to save face; which leads me to my point. They had robotic sex, their daily routines became monotonous and he spent endless hours in the office – which screamed unhappiness to me.
How many of us are in relationships, because we’re afraid of what others will think? We cheat and rob ourselves and our significant other of happiness when we remain in empty relationships. It’s like wearing a mask and living a lie that conceals all the pain, deceit and emptiness. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaO8f_eA4aM&feature=player_embedded Some couples don’t have the courage or strength to walk away, because of what it might look like to others. There are real everyday people who live the same pretentious lives, but because of their success and many material acquisitions, we often mistake it for happiness. The difference between the movie and us, is when they’re done acting, it’s over. We spend years in these same kinds of relationships, and often not recognizing the dysfunctions ourselves, because the fog of false perception has actually clouded our own realities. It took another woman to shock the actor (Tyler Perry) in Good Deeds into reality about his fruitless and unrewarding life.
If you’re involved in a pretentious and empty relationship, what will be your moment of reckoning?
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I wrote a piece in my book that speaks to this exactly! Excellent post!
Wow, isn’t it something how poets and writers are inspired by some of the same things, and more than not comes from our own experiences or things that others share? Thanks Stephania!