The Truth About Love

Caitlyn (@CaitlynODell) 7 years, 1 month ago

What is your opinion on love? And I’m not talking about the media version of love, where love is something that you “make”, and where you don’t even have to be friends as long as you’re having fun. Or the kind of love that is temporary. (infatuation, crush, sexual appeal, etc.) You love someone for a while but then you either get sick of each other, or they turn out to be different than you had originally expected. (gasp!) If you can fall in love, then you can fall out of love too. Or people reason that love is just a word. When you say, “I love you,” you mean it- of course you really love fuzzy slippers, the beach on a hot day, your iPhone, and extra bacon on your Big Mac. And some may argue that love is for sharing. Go ahead and have a couple boyfriends/girlfriends simultaneously- as long as they don’t find out about each other. (Team Edward or Team Jacob.) Spread the Joy! You have to understand the real thing, and the best way to recognize false love, is to know what true love is. So any thoughts or opinions on the concept of love?

April 6, 2015 at 2:47 pm
andres_bechger (2) (@andrees.beechger) 7 years, 1 month ago ago

I think that love is an very old instinct, that nowadays lost its originaly intended purpose. Now there are so much people that “love” will make you fall very easily if you are not carefull for a person that probably isnt suited for you. And worse it sometimes will make you want to stay with that person. Therefore i think that love is a strong emotion, and that you can use it at you’re advantage if you let you’re brain help. I would say.

Caitlyn (7) (@CaitlynODell) 7 years, 1 month ago ago

On that point, don’t you think that is completely different? There’s a difference between infatuation and love. You may feel like you “love” this person, but you get to know them and they aren’t what you expected. It’s going beyond physical appearance, lust, adoration, sex, like, or desire, etc.. Loving that person whole-heartedly, despite their imperfections, because (let’s be honest here) no one is perfect. And I don’t think that people can fall in love so quickly without knowing each other. It takes time to learn how they react to different situations, their hobbies, their dreams, their preferences, even to develop sincere feelings and to really recognize if you could spend the rest of your life with this person. It’s very important, because to me, life is very short, and I don’t want to waste a second of it. Hell, most people don’t even care if they’re compete strangers as long as they’re having fun. They don’t even worry about the emotional, or even physical consequences. Many people will argue that love, true love doesn’t exist. But because of their own bitter experiences? I haven’t experienced death- and if you’re reading this right now neither have you up to this point- but just because you haven’t experienced it, does it mean it’s not there, or doesn’t exist? I do agree that love is a very strong emotion. But you have to understand the real thing, or you’re going to be feeling some pretty strong negative emotions or consequences in the future. And the best way to recognize false love is to know what true love is. When you experience satisfying love, hollow promises lose their appeal.

Hers (2) (@Hers) 7 years, 1 month ago ago

I believe that..True Love is the ACT of caring about someone without any judgement or crazy expectations. Being there for you no matter what the reason, for support and tough love aka telling you the ugly truth. Its taking the time to try to understand another person’s point of view on our journey in trying to find ourselves, including our faults and dreams. And that is the exact kind of love that every single person on this planet deserves from its fellow species. After all we are only humans, we have to make mistakes to truly learn and to know who is in your corner through thick and thin.

And i believe that true romantic love is connecting with someone who understands true love to begins with and that your mindsets and views on reality have some sort of understanding. ( compassion, empathy and patience) and of course (my opinion) there should be an intellectual, spiritual and physical attraction. Helping each other grow ( intellectually, spiritually, physically) and having a great companion on our short time in this beautifully mind boggling game we all call “life” . :)

Anonymous (2) (@) 7 years, 1 month ago ago

Love can’t be earned because it is unconditional. Love can’t be lost because it is unconditional. The way you require your love to be given and received is very personal based on your weaknesses, affections, and temperament. When you can acknowledge that someone else is as real as yourself, and their presence is always welcome then I think you’re in it pretty strong.

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