Posted: Monday, February 27, 2012 2:11:52 PM
Love is probably the most confusing emotion for a human being to feel. You find yourself constantly questioning what your feelings mean and whether they’re reciprocated or if putting yourself out there is worth the risk and what will happen if you don’t take it. It’s when passion drives you to do things that you wouldn’t normally do, and it can completely alter your outlook on the world. While some people may look at anything that can cause a variation to their character as a threat, I’m a firm believer of the late John Lennon’s lyrics, “All we need is love.”
I understand why the thought of love can be scary and why some people would try to avoid it, but sometimes we need to take risks or we’ll never know what could have been. I think that people who ask themselves “what if?” regret it more than they would have if they had just let their guard down. Even if it doesn’t work out, you can always say that you tried and keep in mind that you should never regret something (or someone) that once made you smile.
Everyone defines love differently, but I guess you can say that I’ve come up with my own meaning through personal experiences and observations. First of all, it’s definitely not easy. You have to be willing to sacrifice things and work at the relationship. You should be their biggest supporter and listener when they need one. They should accept you for everything you are--good days, bad days, flaws and all. You should trust each other with just about anything and know that they’ll always have your back. Most importantly, they have to make you happy. I think you know that you’re in love with someone when you can’t imagine your life with out them and the thought of it would just be unbearable.
I think that people spend so much time avoiding love that they don’t consider the joy it can bring them. Although they think they’re protecting themselves from heart break, they’re only hurting themselves in the end. Yes, falling in love is a big risk, and there’s always a possibility that it may not work out. But if you ask me, anything is worth the risk as long as it can make you happy in the end.