If there's one thing in life I continuously look for and cannot live without, it's "inspiration."
Nothing is worse than being demotivated, discouraged, and misunderstood by the one you love.
Seeing several couples getting divorced and going through emotional baggages from that, I believe it's important to be with someone who has similar attitude and perspective of the world as you. It is not right to try to change someone, nor is it okay to let someone try to change you. As a matter of fact, the word should be "inspiration." You should be with someone who inspires you to be a better person and vice versa.
With inspiration comes happiness from within, joy in activities you've never thought of doing, beauty in things you've never seen, and love in places your heart's never been to.
There's nothing better than inspiration. It's hope injected by creativity and imagination. It's motivation without the force. It's encouragement with a touch of heart. It's a positive energy that is out there to give the heart a tingling push. It's the emotional foundation of change for the better.
Since inspiration doesn't stick around forever, it's important to be with someone who inspires you. I want to be inspired to better a better person as much as I inspire them. I want to continuously push myself forwards in every aspect of my life -- be it business, education, beliefs, culture, values, attitudes, and mindset. I want to be inspired to try things I never thought of doing or have always wanted to try but never got a chance to. I want to be inspired to read books I never came across, to go to places I've never been to, to eat what I have never eaten, to see beauty in things I never thought I'd fall in love with. And I want to do the same -- to be the person who inspires that someone to be better, and to do, see, try, and appreciate things he never did before, to move forwards in life, to be positive and be happy and motivated from within.
Inspiration makes us better. Inspiration makes us want to do something. It moves our emotions, our intellect, and our behavior. We need to be influenced to feel happiness and love, influenced to deeply care for someone other than ourselves, influenced to better ourselves while we better those around us. Inspiration is the fuel of life -- it helps you stretch your limits, step outside of your comfort zone, and pursue higher heights.
Be inspired. Inspire others. Our world could use a bit more of that.