While the title is almost self-explanatory, I would like to point out that it is not all about him, as such…
I am a fan of his acting and I can appreciate that he is extremely nice looking. But I came across an article that he has reportedly meant to have quoted.
“Most people know me, but don’t know my story. At the age of 3, I watched my father leave. I attended four different high schools and struggled with dyslexia, making my education more challenging than it is for most. Eventually I left high school without earning a diploma. At the age of 23, my closest friend River Phoenix died of a drug overdose. In 1998, I met Jennifer Syme. We fell instantly in love and by 1999, Jennifer was pregnant with our daughter. Sadly, after eight months, our child was born stillborn. We were devastated by her death and it eventually ended our relationship. 18 months later, Jennifer died in a car accident. Since then I avoid serious relationships and having kids. My younger sister had lukemia. Today she is cured, and I donated 70% of my gains from the movie Matrix to Hospitals that treat leukemia. I am one of the only Hollywood stars without a Mansion. I don’t have any bodyguards and do not wear fancy clothes. And even though I’m worth $100 million, I still ride the subway and I love it! So in the end, I think we can all pretty well agree that even in the face of tragedy, a stellar person can thrive. No matter what’s going on in your life, you can overcome it! Life is worth living.”
To millions of women around the world, he would be their fantasy man. Even I can’t argue against that. The man in question is extremely handsome and his movies are amazing. But take a moment to read his comment. He is secretive and enjoys his privacy which I find an admiral quality, but I find his comment leaning more on the sad side of the tale.
He has been through a lot that would break most people down, but he claims that these series of unfortunate events have helped shape him into the man that he is.
I can’t help but wonder if that is really true? I am sure that he is genuine and as down-to-earth as he comes across, but he has stated that he avoids relationships etc due to his past events which have left him saddened and heart-broken no doubt. But he then finishes off by suggesting that these events have not held him back!
I couldn’t image going through even half of his events but I can’t help but wonder if he is punishing himself. Has he deliberately stopped himself from finding a new partner? My post is not to judge him or criticise his choices, just to contemplate on my findings from my point of view.
I too let past events dictate how I dealt with future relationships, and it has resulted in me avoiding them, totally. So, have we punished ourselves for future relationships because of past events? Or are we genuinely happy to carry on life as singletons?
In all honesty I cannot say either way. I would like to think that Mr Reeves was open to allowing himself to be loved by someone that complimented his life as it is and how he lives it. If he is this down-to-earth man that likes the simple things in life, then it would be a shame to not see him happy, but perhaps he is and a relationship is far from his thoughts. Perhaps I want to see him settled down and happy because I assume that he is not and his avoiding relationships to avoid any further, possible heartache?
I do not believe that there is something out there for everyone. It is impractical to view the world that way, but despite my views on other people’s lives and how they lead them, I have yet to take a taste of my own medicinal words. I do not date, I do not go out to socialise in pubs etc. But do I miss the flirtation game and number sharing? Do I see myself settling down any time soon? No. I actually do believe that at the age of 36, that meeting someone is not for me.
I can relate to his decisions, even though we came to them in slightly different events, but I think that there is a shortage of genuine people in the world and from a slightly selfish point of view, I do think that it is a pity that he has chosen to remain elusive within the dating field. He seems as though he could make a nice girl, very happy and content.
But who am I to talk, right?
If you have suffered events in your past that have made you choose to avoid relationships or the chance to be content and happy, consider why you are doing it and what you are missing out on. Someone is sending flares out there in the hopes that you see them. So look out for them, and at least consider the thought of allowing yourself to be happy. It doesn’t mean that you can’t still mourn what you lost before.
So, if Mr Reeves comes across this little blog of mine by some fortuitous reason, take a moment to read your comment and then consider my thoughts. Don’t let your past hold you back from being happy again. And if you are genuinely happy just now, then bottle some of it and send it to me so I can decide what I need or want.