“Love is blind.” — NO. I DON’T THINK SO.
It’s one of those cheesy and overused (and oftentimes misused) quote about love. I always hear people say “Love is blind.” in varying contexts and it makes me wonder. Is love really blind? I don’t think so.
When someone is in love and seems to not see the bad things happening (or the bad characteristics of the person he/she is in love with) — that’s the leading context in which the “Love is blind.” quote is applied to. Or to rephrase, “You are blinded by love.” Or does it, really? Is it more sound to say that that person whose in love is actually voluntarily choosing to overlook the bad thing (or whatever flawed characteristic the beloved possesses) because he/she is in love? I say, love is not blind for it sees what is wrong but chooses to ignore. Now I’m not about to debate whether or not that is right, so let’s just move on.
Another common context by which the infamous line is used is when a couple is composed of an attractive and an unattractive person.
Take the likes of Janine Tugonon and boyfriend (I’m actually referring to when Tugonon first won the crown and her boyfriend has just been introduced to the scrutiny of the media and it’s consumers). Scratch that, just think of any couple that you know that fits the profile. Once people see that kind of couple they always say “Love is really blind.” or “Maybe he’s really kind or has a big heart.” The comment I hate the most is “He’s (referring to the less attractive partner) so lucky!” Why in the world would he be the only one who’s lucky in that kind of relationship? The truth is, in this case, love is not blind; quite the contrary, love sees beyond the superficial. And that’s what spectators don’t quite understand.
Love is not blind for it either sees what is wrong but chooses to ignore or sees what is truly good, what is beyond the superficial. In the end, it all boils down to choice. We choose to see what we want to see, whether it is about love, religion, or any ideology.