On Finding The Right One

On Finding ‘The Right One’
Tentang Menemukan ‘Jodoh Yang Tepat’

TRANSKRIP
Partly thanks to new technology, we’ve become obsessed by the idea of finding an amazing character called, “The Right Person”!
Back in the olden days you made do; you just got together with because their land was next to yours, and your plow perfectly complemented their oxen; it was all pretty practical.
But now, we’re romantics with laptops out to find the ideal fit: someone who’s beautiful, who totally understands us.
Unfortunately, it’s pretty hard.
So many people aren’t quite right, but still we keep going; they must be out there.
That’s what the stories have told us since childhood.
But perfection is, at best, for angels only.
A perfect seeming partner might appear compatible in so many ways, but still we might come to blows over the color of the curtains, tea versus coffee, or children’s names.
The real challenge of relationships isn’t to find the perfect match, it’s to negotiate the differences without panic or nastiness, and stop blowing up perfectly good relationships for mistaken dreams and flawless scenarios.
Learning to give up on perfection may be just about the most romantic move any of us could make.

TERJEMAHAN
Partly thanks to new technology, we’ve become obsessed by the idea of finding an amazing character called, “The Right Person”!
Berkat teknologi baru, kita telah terobsesi dengan ide mencari karakter luar biasa yang disebut “Jodoh yang Tepat”.

Back in the olden days you made do; you just got together with because their land was next to yours, and your plow perfectly complemented their oxen; it was all pretty practical.
Jaman dulu orang menerima keadaan dengan pasrah; mereka menikah karena tanahnya berdekatan dengan tanahmu, dan bajakmu melengkapi lembunya dengan sempurna, semuanya sangat praktis.

But now, we’re romantics with laptops out to find the ideal fit: someone who’s beautiful, who totally understands us.
Tapi sekarang, kita adalah makhluk-makhluk romantis dengan laptop yang berkelana mencari pasangan yang ideal: seseorang yang cantik / tampan, yang benar-benar memahami diri kita.

Unfortunately, it’s pretty hard.
Sayangnya, itu cukup susah.

So many people aren’t quite right, but still we keep going; they must be out there.
Banyak orang yang tidak begitu tepat, tapi kita tetap mencari, mereka pasti ada di luar sana.

That’s what the stories have told us since childhood.
Itulah yang disampaikan cerita-cerita kepada kita sejak kita masih kecil.

But perfection is, at best, for angels only.
Tapi kesempurnaan itu, sebagus-bagusnya, hanyalah untuk para malaikat saja.

A perfect seeming partner might appear compatible in so many ways, but still we might come to blows over the color of the curtains, tea versus coffee, or children’s names.
Pasangan yang kelihatannya sempurna mungkin terlihat cocok dalam banyak hal, tapi kita mungkin masih bertengkar masalah warna korden, teh atau kopi, atau nama anak-anak.

The real challenge of relationships isn’t to find the perfect match,
Tantangan sebuah hubungan yang nyata bukanlah menemukan pasangan yang sempurna,

it’s to negotiate the differences without panic or nastiness,
tantangannya adalah menegosiasikan perbedaan tanpa rasa panik atau rasa marah,

and stop blowing up perfectly good relationships for mistaken dreams and flawless scenarios.
dan berhenti menghancurkan hubungan yang bagus karena mimpi yang salah dan skenario yang tanpa cacat.

Learning to give up on perfection may be just about the most romantic move any of us could make.
Belajar meninggalkan kesempurnaan mungkin bisa jadi adalah hal yang paling romantis yang pernah kita lakukan.