Society & Culture
"You complete me" - Jerry Maguire.
It's a famous line from the '90s. One that spawned a great many parodies and memes in its wake. It's a statement of love from one person to another. That without you, I'm not me. Or at the very least, I'm not the me I'm meant to be. You're my soul mate - the one who completes my existence.
Yet - at the risk of sounding like a major Debbie downer - is this concept really true? Be it in the context of a fictional story or our waking lives. Truth can be stranger than fiction, but fiction can communicate truths in indirect ways. So, in this - rather ranty - episode, I dive deeper into what constitutes a "soul mate" in story. What does it look like? Why is it so attractive? And from my own perspective, does such a thing actually exist (fictional or non-fictional). And if you disagree, let me know. As a writer, I'm open to critique.
The Writer's Lens - E39: Is Writing (And Telling) Story The Best Way To Combat Evil?
The Writer's Lens - E38: Are Villains More Fun To Write Than Heroes?
The Writer's Lens - E37: Villains...What Are They Exactly?
The Writer's Lens - E36: If We All Know We Are Supposed To Be The Hero, Then Why Aren't We?
The Writer's Lens - E35: What Is The "Hero's Journey?"
The Writer's Lens - E34: Heroes and Anti-Heroes - Which Do You Prefer?
The Writer's Lens - E32: Showing People What They've Never Seen, Yet Telling Them What They Already Know
The Writer's Lens - E31: When Timing Meets Thick Skin
The Writer's Lens - E30: For Every Creative, The Stakes Are Incredibly High
The Writer's Lens - E29: People Are Always Looking To Take Advantage Of Your Dreams
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