Some people choose to be the second option not because they don’t know what they deserve, but because that’s what they want. Some people don’t need to be someone’s The One—just being someone in someone else’s life is more than enough. Many may disapprove and mock this line of thinking, but those who truly loved anybody other than themselves would know how to find hapiness just by looking and feeling simply amazed at the existence of a person in the same world as them. Many would call it stupid, but who set up the rules anyway? Who says that the only love worth pursuing is that which is recognized and reciprocated?
If a person insists to be in a one-sided kind of love, let them be. Life will find one way or another to make them realize what they really want for themselves, all in due time. Unrequited love only becomes painful when one yearns for anything more than that. Some people can have hearts so big that they don’t have to feel that they are loved back to see the beauty in loving. It’s all a matter of perspective and taste: some want their coffee sweet, some want it fancy and decaffeinated, some want theirs black and bitter.
Moving on isn’t the imperitive, it is, like everything else, a path waiting to be chosen. Everyone is so afraid not to be loved back, but those who choose just to love, they are the bravest and strongest people you will ever meet. It’s true when they say that there’s a very thin line between stupidity and bravery, but what sets them apart is knowing what you want.
If you have what you want in mind, you, the one waiting in vain, the risker, the hopeless romantic, are not stupid. You simply made your own path to your own definition of happiness.