“The way I look at love is you have to follow it, and fall hard, if you fall hard. You have to forget about what everyone else thinks. It has to be an us-against-the-world mentality. You have to make it work by prioritizing it, and by falling in love really fast, without thinking too hard. If I think too hard about a relationship I’ll talk myself out of it.”
- Taylor Swift makes complete sense while discussing the way she looks at love.
I’ll admit that the “it has to be an us-against-the-world mentality” could be taken in a different way, but the way I read it, it sounds like Taylor’s saying that when you love someone, you’re automatically on the defense, which is weird. I probably thought that because of the preceding thought, “you have to forget what everyone else thinks.” Because girl, to a certain extent, that’s true, but if everyone in your life thinks you’re dating a douchebag, then you might want to consider the possibility that you’re dating a douchebag. Or, in Taylor’s case, if everyone thinks you’re creepy for dating a high school junior, then, you know, maybe you’re creepy. Just think on that.
But the part where she says “you have to make it work by prioritizing it, and by falling in love really fast, without thinking too hard”? Oh, honey. That’s why she falls in love so much, isn’t it? Because she meets a guy and likes his sweater or whatever, and she decides “boom, in love now!” And that’s why she has so many songs about heartache. Because she’s mentally 12 years old.
It’s been fun dissecting her quote, hasn’t it? Should we do this more often? Should we all send Taylor Swift thoughtful emails about why she’s really a creepy creeper? Let’s think on that.
Oh, she also said that her house is “a whole Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland structure,” because “it’s what the inside of my brain looks like.” No, for real.