See what people fail to realize is that I will happily ditch you completely for video games (especially if that video game is StarCraft or DotA) because it's more fun than interpersonal interaction.
I despise the term "pefect" for what it's become in popular culture and now see why it is described as "perfection is nothing at all". Perfection is defined as the state of having no errors. I prefer the standards of "perfection" be defined by me and no one else as it provides the most control for the least amount of collateral damage. Being perfect to someone else's standards means absolutely nothing to me since in the past, it has changed in unfair ways to suit the person defining the standards and everyone (including myself) is guitly of it.
TL-DR: All love is unrequited except for extremely few people and it irritates me to see how many people fail to realize this.
As for popular culture, it deludes itself. It insists that a relationship is only "perfect" if it's a certain way, and by giving people unrealistic standards, standards that were never their own, popular culture dooms relationships with false promises. Love will never, ever be sugar and rainbows. It's selfish and greedy, and it can't be proven with flowers on an anniversary. Any seemingly selfless act of love is always at it's core selfish.
Though I wouldn't say all love is unrequited. I think most people love one another differently and two people who love one another may not require the same thing. So long as needs are met, it works. If needs are not met then the relationship has failed in it's purpose.
Definition: Perfection is the state of not having flaws in any given function "f(x)"
Theorem: If f(x) = A person's personality, then the person in question is always in a state of perfection in terms of personality.
Proof: A person's personality is considered unique to a person when all individual values. Because this is unique to the person, only that person can express his or her personality resulting in the identity property A = A which is always true for all values.
Thus perfection is not always true in a person's life unless that person does not wish to move to a different state based on his or her wants. "You are perfect" is actually an incomplete statement as I can respond with the question "Perfect at what?" Who the person is may not be where that person desires to be leading to conflicting standards of perfection where Person A is perfect to Person B but not perfect to him/herself.
PS: When I said all love is unrequired, I was referring to people that love me (I don't love people back).
[Edited by Neo7, 9/15/2011 10:34:40 PM]