Quote by Elizabeth Gilbert

I have a history of making decisions very quickly about men. I have always fallen in love fast and without measuring risks. I have a tendency not only to see the best in everyone, but to assume that everyone is emotionally capable of reaching his highest potential. I have fallen in love more times than I care to count with the highest potential of a man, rather than with the man himself, and I have hung on to the relationship for a long time (sometimes far too long) waiting for the man to ascend to his own greatness. Many times in romance I have been a victim of my own optimism.

I have a history of making decisions very quickly about men.


This quote highlights the speaker's past patterns of making fast decisions about romantic partners, often driven by their idealistic and optimistic view of people. They confess to falling in love quickly and focusing on the perceived potential of a person, rather than accepting them as they are. This mindset has caused them to overlook the actual qualities of their partners, leading to disappointment and prolonged unhealthy relationships. The quote serves as a reflection on the speaker's tendency to become a victim of their own unyielding optimism in matters of the heart.

By Elizabeth Gilbert
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