Are things sweeter the second time around? Here are two arguments with two sides and I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Girl meets boy. Girl loves boy. Boy breaks up with girl. Girl gets over boy. Boy comes crawling back to girl when they’re both home for the summer… In my case, it didn’t fly. Now, Girl is great friends with Boy. Then, there was no chance of the romance reaching the same marks so awkwardness ensued. The reasons we weren’t right still weren’t right. I’ve known people who married, divorced, then were so friendly and fun they remarried, remembered why they divorced, only to do it again. Yet, I’ve also had friends who dated someone in high school, their lives went in two different directions until years later their paths cross again when the timing was golden!
Girl gets job. Girl loves job. Job’s corporation closes company. In a pre-emptive strike, Girl leaves job. Now temping, Girl accepts assignment at barely-standing old job to see friends. Again, with no chance of the job respect to ever reach the same marks, awkwardness ensued. Yet, I’ve had friends who leap from their job to another company then pinball back into first in a higher position within carefully calculated timeframes to maintain seniority and retirement.
THINGS I KNOW ARE SWEETER THE SECOND TIME
Children – While I’d heard 1 + 1 (kids) equals 11 times the work, not 2, the payoff of having two amusing offspring amazing the heck out of me was 11 times as rewarding!
Marathons – At my 2nd mile 25, instead of cursing the course creators for their never-ending finish line, I remember a distinctly jubilant moment as I ran the last 1.2 miles!
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So, pipe in! I could use a second opinion!