From the beginning of time to the present day, the definition of love is debated and discussed by the greatest scholars of every generation. Created with shaping the world as we know it, love is well known to have given the human race unknown joy alongside indescribable death and destruction across the geographical landscape. As I further researched the meaning, I came to realize that isolating love into a small realm is nearly impossible for even the most intelligent of authors. Religious zealots, wives, children, sports teams, and historical figures all experience love in a different magnitude. According to Merriam Webster’s dictionary, “Love is defined as feeling great affection, pleasure, or desire for a person or object.” By
The strange thing is, that almost nobody knows what love is. A philosophy of life? Love is Happiness according to me, and everything that is included in happiness. Sometimes I really do impress myself with my ability be amazed by life...It seems like some things have never happened to me or I am an alien from some other distant planet. “Human beings” surprise me, make me cry, make me laugh and make me happy. That Saturday morning, my “alien being” went out the house in desperate search of deserted paths, beautiful trees, the smell of grass, the sounds of the sleepy city and something that would make me smile. Autumn was already in the air and I was thinking about how cruel was the world and how impossible was to be happy in it. It is not that I was broken hearted by I thought that my patience has come to its end. I looked at the blue sky and set at a bench. I was sitting there and thinking about how I want to be another person.
When given an assignment in love I presumed that it wouldn 't be difficult to understand. Yet love is so complex it has different meaning and it can be said in different tones which give it a stronger or lesser effect. Love is defined as strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties, but it can also be defined as attraction based on sexual desire. So to find the different views on how love is portrayed I used several sources to help narrow down the true meaning of love. The goal was not only to get several sources, but also to get several age groups so my first source is an interview I had with my grandparents. My grandparents have been married for sixty years so I assumed they would have an interesting interview. I then
What is love? Communication? Trust? Excitement? Hope? Joy? Surrender? Selflessness? Intimacy? Commitment? As a child, you trust in love wholeheartedly. As a young teenager, you have surrender and hope in love. As a young adult, you have intimacy and excitement in love. As a parent, you have a deep connection and cherish your love. As a grandparent, you have commitment and strength in your love. And for some they have all those things in different orders, times and experiences. Love is not definable. Age and mental development are barely even definable. At every turn in life you will find a different way to love. Be it with a man, a woman, a child, or a friend. People have multiple explanations as to what love is, but in the end no one truly knows. What people ponder most is how relationships that seem so perfect, can end in a blink of an eye. Research shows that the problem pertaining to relationships ending is money. Money seems to be the controller in many situations. In the stories, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen, money and the amount that you have, proves to be the leading control factor in relationships and can destroy them easily.
Intimacy and friendship both help preserve ones physical and mental well-being. Friendship is the foundation for which a strong love relationship develops. When individuals become friends they share interests, values, trust, understanding, and enjoyment and this is the root from which love grows. The difference between the intimacy of friendship and love is that they each satisfy different needs. Romantic partners satisfy emotional support, money, sexual activity, and shared legal statues, whereas friends provide only emotional support.
Part of being human is the prospect of intimate relationships with those that we come in contact with. Each one of us has a mixture of feelings towards those that we 're intimate with and learning to tolerate ambivalence is an essential part of the process of growing up. One person that I have strong conflicting feelings towards is my girlfriend of three years, Kourtney Milling. These ambivalent feelings are not from a lack of love, but from the everyday struggles that come with this intimate of a relationship with another human being. Never before have I found someone, besides family members, that I have found to be so unbelievably amazing and frustrating at the same time. In my eyes, Kourtney is one of a kind. She is everything that I aspire
We always hear that close relationships are crucial to having a happy and healthy life. I believe this statement is true but I find that the challenge for myself is being able to do the work needed in keeping the relationship going smoothly and also finding the time to connect with these special someones. At this point in time my life things are relatively peaceful and my relationships seem to be going on an even keel, therefore I’m a happy person. I recognize the extreme importance in having wholesome, loving people around me which is why relational maintenance is very important. Relational maintenance is using a variety of behaviors and techniques to sustain and strengthen different types of relationships. Out of the various relationships that I currently have, there are two people that take more maintenance than the others and I would like to discuss these in my paper. The first relationship is with my boyfriend and the second is with my brother. Staying committed to the ideas I write about below, helps me focus on
Love is defined as, “an intense feeling of deep affection or a deep romantic or sexual attachment to someone”(Merriam-Webster). This definition excludes those such as asexuals, aromantics, the love of strangers as well as the love animals show. A more accurate definition of love is wanting the best for someone knowing it may cost you something and expecting nothing in return. This revised definition is based off of inclusivity, while Websters definition is one of exclusivity. Affection is a gentle feeling of fondness or liking. Love is not a gentle feeling, it is fiery, aggressive and consuming. Love is all or nothing, you either love someone or you don’t. Love for others is not always sexual or romantic. One loves their family without wanting
What matters most to me is to be able to look back at any point in time throughout my life and feel proud and satisfied of my actions. I try to maintain a long-term view when making important decisions, which often requires hard work and sacrifices in the present in order to ensure long term benefits. Also, through my actions I try to deliver, whenever possible, a positive impact for the people around me.
Romeo and Juliet. England, 1597. Hong Lou Meng (I know, you have no clue what this is). China, 1791. Gatsby. America, 1925. What are they doing together? Has Ziyang gone crazy? Yeah, they’re all works of literature, but, as can be seen, they span centuries and continents. On the surface, they share no similarities whatsoever. However, within the pages lies a different tory. all of these novels feature the notorious theme of forbidden love, and affection-driven characters that would do anything to be together. This makes The Great Gatsby a very universal novel, despite its comparatively contemporary setting. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby completely reflects the universal, timeless archetype of the tragic hero who works infinitely hard to achieve their dream in love, only to die in pursuit of that dream.
Love has many different meanings to different people. For a child, love is what he or she feels for his mommy and daddy. To teenage boy, love is what he should feel for his girlfriend of the moment, only because she says she loves him. But as we get older and "wiser," love becomes more and more confusing. Along with poets and philosophers, people have been trying to answer that age-old question for centuries: What is love?
My relationship with my younger sister, Riya, has been filled with conflict and has presented challenges ever since we (Parents and I) made the decision, that she live with me while she finished her undergraduate. Our relationship before her moving to U.S. was that of most siblings that age, a caring loving relationship that often led to arguments about trivial things. But over the past year, I have recognized that my motivation towards her and our relationship has changed because now I feel directly responsible for her well-being and the relationship often feels paternalistic.
Humans have possessed the desire to belong since the beginning of time. As a species people need companionship. With companionship comes relationships, which provides the opportunity to love and receive love. Attachment between mother and child, two spouses, or friends are examples of emotional bonding. Having relationships in life promote health, increase dopamine levels, and lower the rates of depression and suicidal tendencies. Developing the bond of belonging to someone in sharing emotions is for a segment of people, their most desired accomplishment. Overall, humans need other individuals in their lives to help them in many ways: health, happiness, and social bonding. By forming social bonds, emotional ties, and cognition. Human beings
As I sit out here alone on my back porch, sipping on my coffee and reflecting on this wondrous day, I look out at the beauty God created for His children to enjoy. This world is so beautiful and mystifying. How can anyone not believe in God after living in such a exquisite world? If I believe that God is the Creator of all things, I move myself from the center of my universe and see God as the most important being (Phillips, Brown, and Stonestreet, Page 10). Without God in our lives, we allow evil and ugliness into our hearts. Living my life filled with truth, love, honesty and compassion are the characteristics I will continue to pride myself on throughout the remainder of my life.
I at this time would like to bring attention to another part of my philosophy – love. I recognize that an attempt to examine love is connected with a lot mystery. Love is too deep and is not measurable, and we can’t completely explore it. I think that for most people love defines personal happiness. If I do not feel loved and don’t feel care of the people close to me, I can’t be happy, no matter how success I have in my career. Speaking of love, I must say that it is closely connected with death. In my personal philosophy if people didn’t know they would die, I do not think they would be able to love so passionately. They wouldn’t be able to experience such powerful emotions and feelings without knowing that someday it would end. Love