Are you a ‘power couple’?
The latest relationship craze coming out of America is; ‘power couples’. The definition of a power couple is a couple; ‘so perfect that they are incapable of having romantic feelings for anyone else under any circumstances. In addition, the two have no personal flaws or idiosyncrasies that could interfere with their perfect love.
‘so perfect that they are incapable of having romantic feelings for anyone else under any circumstances. In addition, the two have no personal flaws or idiosyncrasies that could interfere with their perfect love’.
All fun and harmless on one level but dangerous drivel on another. The problem is that for many people this isn’t just a bit of media hype, it is what they accept as reality.
A lot of people accept the hype put out about these couples as all true and think that they somehow represent the relationship ‘gold standard’, that they should judge their own relationship against.
The idea of mixing power and relationships in any form is a bad one. Power is to relationships what diesel fumes and conspicuous consumption are to sustainability. Power is one of the lowest forms of human motivation alongside, greed, avarice and malice. Power over people diminishes others. Real relationships are based on generosity, sacrifice and selflessness.
So who do you know who really does represent the ‘gold standard in personal relationships’? Not because of how beautiful they are or how wealthy or famous. But because they are kind, loyal, generous and considerate, passionate and their relationship is strong and enduring.
These are the couples I want to hear about and celebrate.