In our world, one of the most pervasive attitudes toward lifestyle is that the absolute worst thing you can ever do is to settle for less than you deserve. Now, more than ever before, we are told that the world is our oyster. We can see through mainstream and social media how many opportunities are out there, and we are determined to excel at life. In 2018 it is absolutely unheard of to have an ordinary life. Only an extraordinary life is sufficient.
When choosing a partner, we won’t settle for anything less than true love (whatever that means). Relationships are not meant to be hard work. Partners are not supposed to have issues, or baggage, or complicated histories. Friends and family members should be easy to get along with, and should never do anything that might make us feel down. Everyone around us needs to live up to a certain set of standards. The moment they put one toe out of line, they fail the test and are immediately kicked to the curb. For, if we were to have to put in effort to try to fix an imperfect relationship, that would be seen as ‘settling’.