I will admit it: I was once a Salbakuta fan. It’s something that’s easy to say, since I’m pretty sure a lot of us who were born in the 90s heard this strangely infectious song at one point (or several) during our grade school days. A lot of people won’t admit it, but it’s a guilty pleasure many surely enjoyed. However, I use the word “fan” loosely to describe myself: unlike their actual fans, I didn’t listen to their other songs, since I only liked “Stupid Love” and to listen to their other songs required too much effort, which I didn’t want to exert at that time, since it wasn’t really my choice of genre. However, during those days, it was the song choice of the masses, and that was enough for me to like it, as well.
I had listened to the song when I was a child and forgotten about it as I grew older. But after binging on Spotify and hearing the song again, it has brought to light a lot of fond memories, but more importantly, it made me realize integral life lessons which I didn’t understand as a child, but now do as an adult: Love makes fools of us all, but sometimes, it’s worth it.
When you fall in love with someone, it isn’t hard to think of that person as perfect; you glorify all their likeable traits, and brush away their imperfections. But to truly love is to know and accept their shortcomings, knowing full well that they are human, capable of making mistakes, but more importantly, capable of change and betterment. However…
A relationship is two-sided. Despite your best efforts, love can be unrequited.
A relationship is between two people, and if only one is working hard to provide for both, then it will eventually fail. Similarly, if everything you’ve done is unappreciated, you can only go so far until you get tired and begin to question your relationship. Sometimes, love fails, but we can always move on.
Love is a choice, but so is moving on. If your relationship becomes too toxic, or becomes too constricting, and there seems to be no way of fixing it, you can always make the conscious choice of letting go. Your heart will be broken just like Nasty Mack’s, but I assure you, you will recover. For those who got broken hearted this love month, tomorrow is already March!
At the height of its popularity, it became a movie starring Andrew E. and Blakdyak; from amazon.com
Are you a fan of Salbakuta? How old were you when Stupid Love first came out? Tell us in the comments below!
A purveyor of fine coffee, menswear, and life experiences. Raf is an ex-musician himself, and started with heavy metal, but now currently listens to K-Pop, Future Funk, and Vaporwave. There are few things he doesn’t listen to, so feel free to message him your song and artist suggestions.