The Prestigious Ping Pong Player

Have you ever known that one guy who was madly in love with his significant other, but after an upsetting heartbreak, he’s immediately attached to another girl?  Introducing, the ping pong player (if you’re out there, you know who you are).  This constant shifting from one girl to another resembles the motion of a ping pong ball as it bounces from paddle to paddle on opposite sides of the table.  Now why would someone promise their love for you but then completely snatch it back from you?  Perhaps it is now obvious that there are many liars in this cruel world.  Urban Dictionary defines “player” as “A male who is skilled at manipulating (“playing”) others, and especially at seducing women by pretending to care about them, when in reality they are only interested in sex. Possibly derived from the phrases ‘play him for a fool’, or ‘play him like a violin’.”  The second best definition describes a player simply as “an asshole!”

Not only is this seen throughout society, but in popular literature as well.  Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet displays Romeo recovering from rejection by “the love of his life,” Rosaline, but immediately falls in love with Juliet at a party.  Shakespeare might have included this in his work to possibly criticize players from his time (he must have been a very loyal man).  As shown, players are present throughout the course of history.

Loyalty can be pretty hard to ask for these days.  Does love really happen at first sight?  If so, will it be used for good intent?  Thank you for tuning in and see you next time on Your Daily Dosage.

Paul Vu

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