Most people say that it is much better to focus on one’s career while one is young. I agree with this because it’s the moment in everyone’s life when they have the time and energy to be dedicated in their work. Those who are young and successful are much prepared to love, because they are already secured with their career and they can handle the responsibilities involved in caring for another person.
Meanwhile, what could possibly happen to those who choose to focus on love first instead of their careers? All their life, they would be waiting for someone to love them while their careers would be left hanging on the sidelines. Perhaps they would be able to find the love that they’ve been waiting for, but would such a relationship last long? I guess it would be hard to believe the saying that “love will keep us alive” when people do not have an established career yet. One can have the best partner in the world, but living a good life is questionable when neither partner has a secured career. The result of such relationships can sometimes end up badly.
What if some are able to find their dream job and true love at the same time? Well, it’s all about balance. I believe that it’s much better to celebrate one’s successes with a loved one instead of simply giving your self a tap on the back for a job well done. It’s definitely nicer to receive a warm fuzzy hug that screams “I am proud of you” from some one very important. I see nothing wrong if these two things, love and a good career, are present in a person’s life at the same time.
When one finds both love and a good career at the same time, they should learn how to compromise. Compromise is meeting the other person half way. If a partner truly cares, they will understand whatever the other is going through. Both partners need to support each other, not hinder one another. True love is hard to find. Falling in love is easy, but staying in love is not. An ideal relationship would require both individuals involved to always understand each other and practice compromise.
Written by: Janine Daquio
Edited by: Katrina Pulvera