Shailene Woodley Compares Her Love Life To A Pie & It's The Best Analogy About Being Single Ever
Although she played half of an epic love story in the movie adaptation of John Green's The Fault In Our Stars , Shailene Woodley is very much single. The actor appears on the cover of InStyle 's March issue and opens up about her love life in the magazine. When talking to InStyle, Woodley makes the best possible analogy about being single. Spoiler alert: It involves dessert. When talking about romantic prospects, Woodley said,
I'm curious to see where my life ends up when it comes to partnership. I always think of life as a pie. My pie is f*cking fine. I've got the best pie! It's so delicious. If you want to add some ice cream and sh*t on top, you are welcome to the party, but you don't get to take a slice of my pie.
Admittedly, I'm more of a cookie or cupcakes person, but I'm digging this pie analogy. As someone who's also single, I appreciate Woodley highlighting why nobody needs another person to feel complete. Instead, a romantic partner should be viewed as more of an enhancement; it's worth looking for someone who complements you — not takes away from your worth.
Because upon first glance, it may seem like a wacky analogy, let's break down why it's actually amazing.
1. You Are The Pie
It doesn't matter what kind. Apple, chocolate, banana cream, blueberry — choose whichever flavor is your favorite. The idea here is that pie in and of itself is delicious, or "f*cking fine," as Woodley not so eloquently puts it.
As for what makes up the pie, the ingredients could be all of the things that make you great. Whether your personality, your looks, your career, your hobbies — it's a whole bunch of things put together that make you the wonderful person that you are.
2. Romantic Interests (Or Toppings) Are Welcome
Who doesn't love ice cream? Ice cream really enhances almost anything — from waffles to fruit. But does the pie need ice cream? Nope, absolutely not. Just like Woodley says, it's great by itself. This is analogous to not needing another person in your life to make you feel complete.
Sure, you can crave ice cream, but it is not a make-or-break deal. As Woodley puts it, toppings are "welcome to the party" — as in, they're invited as long as things stay fun and not complicated. The same can be said for romantic partners.
3. No One Can Take Away Your Worth
Ice cream or not, pie is still amazing. The same can be said for people who are single. When she writes "you don't get to take a slice of my pie," she means that no one can take away from her awesomeness.
So just in case you were feeling down about being single (especially with Valentine's Day is right around the corner), Woodley saved the day. This analogy is the perfect reminder that you rock, as is — just like pie. No extra toppings necessary.
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