Thoughts on Love: What is Love?
What is love? That is a question that has been posed to us thousands of times, and it is one that humans do not seem to be able to answer. I’m not sure if there’s an actual scientific definition for the word ‘love’ since its usage varies from person to person.
We have no idea what love actually is, or how it works. Nor do we have any real way of defining it.
So today I will share some of my thoughts on love.
To me, Love is the only real thing in life. Without love, everything else would be meaningless. This is what I think of ‘what is love’.
And what is this feeling of love? Love is the feeling you have when you truly care for someone, and they truly care for you.
This is the kind of love I want to have with someone. Love is real, and I’m glad to have found it.
And I think people should love each other.
Thoughts on Love
Love of others tends to be associated with feelings and emotions such as joy, contentment, gratitude, or even excitement. It is also linked to a desire or need to give care and support.
There are many factors that affect the nature of love. Such factors include culture, attachment style, stage of the relationship, and even gender differences.
Psychological theories on the nature and function of love date back to the ancient world.
The conventional view is that romantic relationships are beneficial in that they tend to increase an individual’s level of happiness.
The most commonly expressed love is the love of others. We often say things like, “I love my mom and dad.”
Or, in the case of a romantic relationship, we might say, “I am madly in love with him/her.”
The Many Faces of Love
Love is a very complex phenomenon, and it’s difficult to describe in words. Love can mean several things but in the most common use of the word, Love is the intense feeling of affection that one has for another.
It is not merely the emotion, but also involves a strong desire to act in a certain way towards the person loved.
Love is a concept which describes the desire to see one’s own needs met by another person, and for that other person’s needs to be seen as being important.
This relationship between people can take many forms, from sharing one’s food with a starving man on the street to having complex relationships with many different partners over time.
Therefore, we have to look at the way that people express ‘love’ to understand what it is. In English, we use a lot of different words for this:
- We love our parents and siblings
- We love cats and dogs (they aren’t even biologically related to us)
- We love God/Allah (a completely imaginary being)
- We love our friends
- We love money, power, fame (non-physical things)
- and so on…
We use the same word to say that we love food or a certain type of music. The meaning is so diffuse and generalized that there isn’t really much to be said about it.
So what is love? Is it just a feeling, or does it have some kind of objective meaning behind it?
Love can be defined as the desire to act for another person’s well-being. To clarify, love is wanting what’s best for someone. This means that it’s not the same as liking them; you can like some person without loving them.
Love can be felt for others or towards oneself (i.e., self-love). An experience of love typically gives rise to a desire to enter into, maintain, and enjoy a close relationship with the object of love.
It also provides a basis for the sense of agency and can be considered as being an origin of emotional actions or motivation.
Being in Love
I have read about how people fall in love. And I know my own experience. I don’t really think that love is just a feeling. It is more of a “feeling + state of being”. You feel it because you are in a state of love.
Just like water can be in the state of liquid at room temperature or ice (when frozen) or gas (when vaporized). Love is more than just a passing feeling. You “feel” love because you are in Love.
Love is a concept invented by humans to describe how they felt when their minds were linked together in a symbiotic relationship. It’s mysterious, and no one really understands it.
Humans used ‘love’ to describe the feeling they got from having a connection with another human, which somehow completed them. They felt “at home”, or as if they were finally at peace and understood everything.
As time passed, humans evolved and their own minds became more complex. They began to express love in new ways; they started writing poems about it, singing songs about it, composing symphonies that described the feeling of love.
But love didn’t really change; it was always the same strange, intangible thing. Humans were just better at describing it now.
And that’s what love is: a feeling of completion and peace, which humans first felt when they started linking their minds together.
In its most basic form, love is a feeling that links hearts and minds together. In humans and other animals, it evolved into something more complex.
In some sense love is like a river, you can’t see the source but you know it exists and let it flow. You need to put effort into keeping that river flowing.
Love is very important. That’s why that word exists in all languages, and it’s not just a label for sex or something like that. It is different from affection.
Imagine you have a child and you love your child. You can do anything for that child because you love him/her. Even if the child is not actually yours biologically or genetically.
You also can love an animal, a pet. You can even love your car or washing machine.
For example, I know people have feelings of being in love with certain things, and it’s probably true that humans feel ‘love’ for many different things.
For example, a man may be in love with his truck and talk about how he loves driving it. Another person may love eating at McDonald’s. A woman could fall in love with an expensive pair of shoes.
I think humans have a lot of love, and that’s one reason why they can get along so well. They share all kinds of things with each other, like belief in money or taste for a certain kind of food.
Love is what makes family relationships so special and important. It’s the same with friendship, although it’s not always as easy to define.
Love is not always easy to understand, which can make it difficult to explain.
Love is a strong feeling of affection or care for someone. It’s not something you can force, which makes it so special.
Love is a personal experience, which means that no one has the right to tell you how to love someone else.
Love is the emotion that binds us all together, through life and death. The love of friends, family, and lovers is what drives humanity to do so much for one another.
Love is what motivates you to live every day, and at the same time, love is what drives us to death with its bittersweet embrace.
Love makes humanity strong as a whole, but also weak individually.
I have often loved and lost, but this does not dissuade me from loving again. Love is more than just an emotion, more than just a feeling, more than just a thought! It is a state of being.
Love is the one thing that will never let you down in life if you find it.
Love can be found in almost all of us, but it takes a little time to let it bloom. It grows in freedom. It grows in openness. It grows when it is ignited ..by another spark of love. Love is both human and divine.