“People tend to fall in love with people who look like them.
The truth is that most of our relationships start from where they are. The more we’ve been exposed to people with similar lifestyles, the more it becomes apparent that these are the people who can inspire us and make us want to do things that are otherwise just not possible.
This all ties back to one of the most important parts of relationships: the people. We all have the capacity to inspire each other, whether we are on our best behavior or not. In fact, there’s a research study that says the more times we have had to prove ourselves in a relationship, the more likely we are to be compatible with our partner.
Even in the most intimate relationships, it’s very easy to find someone who is just not compatible with you.
I’m not talking about the classic “You need to tell someone you love them before you’ll be happy.” I’m talking about things that are so simple, so obvious, and so obvious that it’s hard to understand where they come from. One of those things is that sometimes we need to do things that are otherwise not possible.
Not so long ago, I had the chance to work with a team that was trying to solve this problem and they had a concept that they called “quotes,” and so we were tasked to create a website that would have quotes from different people that were inspiring and motivational. They had a bunch of people that they thought were inspiring quotes, plus one or two others.
So we came up with a bunch of different prompts, created some mock-ups of each, and then created a mock-up of a website that had all the quotes and would display them in a grid with the names of the various people who had given the quotes. The website was really simple and fairly easy to create, and in fact, it took us almost no time at all to create a website that was very similar to what this team had done.
There are two versions of one of the quotes that we used: the more literal translation, and the more poetic version that includes allusions to the original quote. The literal translation was an adaptation of this quote which we found very inspirational. The more poetic version would be the literal version of the quote combined with the original quote, plus some other things we’ve not decided yet.
Its an interesting website, but it was difficult in the beginning to find something to use as the basis of my website. I was initially thinking of using this quote from the book (I think it goes for the original) and the quote from the movie, but the website was simply too long for the two quotes to be relevant to each other. So I had to change the site a bit, and use the more literal translation of the quote.