Strange Thoughts Misunderstanding Love

Written: February 9, 2013 | Updated on February 17th, 2020 | Jun P. Espina | 2 min read

Funny or strange thoughts about love continue to come and go like unwanted visitors of many healthy relationships. Have you heard about the so-called “5 Bs” that a man must require from a woman before deciding to marry her? I was a high schooler when I first heard some strange thoughts about love. They said that the ideal woman has “5 Bs,” the acronym for 1) Beauty; 2) Brain; 3) Background; 4) Behavior; and 5) Bankbook.

Strange Thoughts or Misunderstanding about Love

Should every man insist on following this piece of advice (or piece of nonsense?), I don’t think there will be a wedding in one year, more so if we equate “good background” to virginity and valued bankbook to being rich.

Well, high school guys are always full on strange thoughts on such subject as love!

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After college, however, I landed a job as a college instructor, and there heard again one funny thought about love, this time, no longer from high schoolers, but from my middle-aged fellow teachers. Jested someone in our faculty room: “Well, we old men love young women . . . as the saying goes, ‘old cows eat young grass.'” (Laughter) Added the more pessimistic one: “Ya, it’s true, in fact, ‘young vines climb old coconut tree.'”

Of course, he was suggesting a relationship where a young girl marries an old man for the sake of money!

Another absurd thought about love, which I heard on TV from a quite broke celebrity whose mother had cancer, was a statement broadcasted nationwide in a raw and unadorned manner. “Yes, it’s difficult nowadays if you don’t have a D.O.M.” (She meant “dirty old man,” of course.)

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I was constructing my house then when one of my carpenters asked  my opinion about this one idea shared to him by his friends:

“Sir, the young men in our village kept on saying that they were prepared to marry the ugliest girl in our place for as long as she’s a public school teacher?” (Note that it happened when news floated that the salary of public school teachers in the Philippines would be raised to above minimum for the first time.)

Well, the bottom line of all these so-called corrupt thoughts about love is money. It is one serious problem indeed if every facet of our society’s foundation will be commercialized already.

“Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own.” (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.) “It is not self-seeking,” wrote the Apostle Paul. (cf. 1 Cor. 13:5 NIV)

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. (1 Cor. 13:4-7 NIV)



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