Of course, you don’t. Where is the excitement in that?
You have been fed a daily diet of triangulation throughout your life so you actually regard it as something to be expected and something that excites you.
Best love triangles throughout history
In order to prove this point, I have compiled, off the top of my head, as many love triangles as I could think of in literature, film, and real-life in just five minutes. Consider the following: –
Twelfth Night, Dr. Zhivago, Dangerous Liaisons, Tale of Two Cities, Lolita, The Great Gatsby, Atonement, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Don Quixote, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Age of Innocence, The Phantom of the Opera, The Twilight Saga, The Hunger Games Trilogy, Harry Potter and my favorite Wuthering Heights
Gone With the Wind, Casablanca, His Girl Friday, The Graduate, Oklahoma! Damage, Titanic, Bridget Jones, Closer, Vanilla Sky, Sabrina, Grifters, She’s The Man (Twelfth Night), Indecent Proposal, Being John Malkovich, Fight Club (imagine being triangulated by an imaginary person created by yourself!)
3. Real Life
Cleopatra, Mark Antony, and Julius Caesar (which actually went further as Mark Antony had two wives already)
Helen of Sparta, Menelaus, and Paris of Troy
Meg Ryan, Dennis Quaid, and Russell Crowe
Bill Clinton, Hilary Clinton, and Monica Lewinsky
Liz Taylor, Richard Burton, and Eddie Fisher (Taylor and Burton met whilst filming Cleopatra – triangles within triangles!)
Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattison, and Rubert Sanders (not only did Sanders also have a wife and kids but Stewart seemingly thought her fictional triangulation was not enough and wanted a real-life version too!)
I would be interested to know if you think that any of our kind exists in those love triangles and who it is. I am sure you can think of many others and please do make those suggestions. This is what I came up with within a short time and it does not end there.
You have triangulated by-products and advertisers – are you an Xbox player or PlayStation, red or brown sauce on your bacon sandwich, Pepsi or Coca-Cola – on it goes.
With such a backdrop of triangulation across society, thrust in your face every day you are consequently conditioned in the way that I have described. You have no chance but to be affected in this way. Accordingly, when our kind comes along, the master practitioners of triangulation, you do not stand a chance.