Posted: Friday, February 10, 2012 1:51:57 PM
What is love? According to dictionary.com love is “a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person.” There is no “real” definition of love. Love can be defined in many ways and everyone has their own way of showing it.
Love is important to any one human being as oxygen is. Love is a necessity to everyone regardless of their attributes. You can tell when you’re in love because when you’re with that special someone you feel nothing but happiness and joy. You feel like you two were meant for each other and that you’ve known them for your whole life and you cannot bear to part from that person. Love can make you change in many ways. Love has changed me. I used to excel in school, get into making art, and I would start watching sports and know everything about it just to impress a friend. But I guess she was easily impressed because she left me. But still, I had proven to myself that I shouldn’t change for others, others should like me for who I am. Sometimes the change you have is for the better like in my case, but sometimes people act how they normally would. Some people might become cruel and mean to others to make their others think that they are tougher.
Media affects a lot of people’s idea on love because they mainly show where celebrities are breaking up or getting divorced; however, that doesn’t show both sides of the story. Sure there are a lot of break ups and divorce but they don’t focus on when everything is going well. They don’t show that because it doesn’t make for an appealing story for the people. Love can end up either way, but it depends on how much you try and how much you love the person to end up being married and living a happy life with each other.
Love can be confused for other feelings such as lust. Some might say they are in love when really it is lust making them feel that way. People with lust are attracted to others, but not for personal qualities but more because of how they look and want a sexual relationship with the person. But necessarily wanting to have an intimate relation with someone could just mean that you want to create a family to strengthen the love between you two. Sex is a part of love, yet not really necessary for a happy long lasting relationship.
Love is different for everyone and sometimes it will change you, but you have to remember not to let it get out of hand. Enjoy being with your special someone and just because other peoples’ relationships have ended doesn’t mean that yours will as well.