In the pixel post, we looked at a human life up close and saw that it was just an ordinary Wednesday, again and again and again—and that achieving life happiness was all about learning to be happy on a routine weekday. From afar, a great marriage is a sweeping love story, like a marriage in a book or a movie.
And that’s a nice, poetic way to look at a marriage as a whole.
Finding a meaningful relationship can take a toll on the psyche.Then, in the middle of the 18th century in Europe, a revolution of ideas began that has now spread around the world, a movement known to us today as Romanticism.Romanticism declared that the only legitimate foundation for a relationship was an intense bond of love.The Traffic Test is passed when I’m finishing up a hangout with someone and one of us is driving the other back home or back to their car, and I find myself for traffic. To me, almost nothing is more critical in choosing a life partner than finding someone who passes the Traffic Test.When there are people in your life who do pass the Traffic Test, what a whopping shame it would be to spend 95% of the rest of your life with someone who doesn’t.