In the movie Runaway bride Julia Roberts plays the character of Maggie Carpenter who has left 3 fiancés at the altar giving her the nickname The Runaway Bride. With each man she is with, maggie adopts their preferences and in this case it’s how her fiancés like the way their eggs are cooked. Richard Gere plays the part of Ike Graham, who is a columnist for USA Today.
Ike exposes the fact that Maggie doesn’t really know who she is, or what she wants out of life or in men. She adopts what looks appealing and makes it her own instead of finding herself. So with every guy she is with she eats her eggs the same way they do. In the movie Ike confronts maggie and tells her “You are so lost you don’t even know what kind of eggs you like!” Until the end of the movie Maggie shows up in Ikes apartment and explains that after leaving groom #4 she realizes actually how she likes her eggs. Benedict. Not scrambled, over easy, or egg whites. She finally could eat her eggs the way she liked them. Because she had found herself, better yet she had met someone who appreciated her for who she was and allowed her to be herself.
There are so many ways of looking at this analogy… But, the place I want to come from is that if you like something ask yourself why you really like it. Why do you like the way you like your eggs? Because the more you really know why you like something or someone, the more security you’ll have in your awnser. I’ve heard so many stories of people not really knowing how they like things until it seems too late… Then someone gets hurt or marriages are ruined because that person thought they knew their counter part until realizing that special someone didn’t really know who they were because of the others lack of identity.
Being 23 I don’t know everything but, I can say I have tried a few kinds of eggs and still trying others. I wasn’t set on just one thing, because how can I really know how I like something until I’ve tried something else.
In the book The Perks of Being a Wallflower the main character Charlie is in love with a girl that is settling for someone who treats her poorly. Charlie then asks his teacher Mr. Anderson “Why do we make bad choices or enter into bad relationships? Mr. Anderson replies “Because we except the love we think we deserve.”
What if that is all that she knew how to be treated? What if she had never been treated great by a man. Because all she had known is what she thinks she deserves. Imagine if she was treated a certain way that was great?! She would never settle again for something that was lesser than what she had already experienced? You would never know until you have had something else…
Please ask yourself how you like your eggs?
Do you even like eggs?
Why do you like them that way?
Have you tried others to know that those are your favorite?
Life is too short to just eat your eggs one way…