Fresno Christian High School
91° Fresno, CA
The Student News Site of Fresno Christian High School

The Feather

Latest
  • 43rd Annual Commencement Ceremony - May 23, 7 pm, People's Auditorium
  • The Feather honored with Silver CSPA digital news Crown Award
  • Download the new Feather app - search Student News Source in App store
The Student News Site of Fresno Christian High School

The Feather

The Student News Site of Fresno Christian High School

The Feather

Recent Comments
Letter to the Editor
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Unreturned affection put into perspective

Are we obligated to return the affection of others when we do not really feel it? The April 14 article, “”Obligatory affection damages relationships,”” by Taylor Warner, poses a stimulating question.

If their offer is refused, the giver of affection will receive sympathy and could possibly cause others to emulate bitterness towards the rejecter of the affection. The affection-rejecter might be considered a cruel person for not returning the affection offered to them. In such a complex case we must put ourselves in each person’s position.

Imagine being offered affection by someone you do not consider relationship-worthy. Wouldn’t you reject them instead of making yourself miserable by becoming their boyfriend/girlfriend? And wouldn’t you think it was unfair if you were judged for rejecting the affection-giver?

Now put yourself in the affection-giver’s position. You want to have your affection returned, of course, but would you really want to be lied to as the object of your affection reluctantly enters into a relationship with you? What if they truthfully had no romantic feelings for you?

This article puts the issue of unwanted relationships into perspective.

Leave a Comment
More to Discover
Donate to The Feather

Comments (0)

All The Feather Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *