Thursday, February 24, 2011

What is Love?

Here recently I have been thinking about what constitutes love. I know people have their own versions of love so first I looked up the definition of it.

noun \ˈləv\
Definition of LOVE
a (1) : strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties (2) : attraction based on sexual desire : affection and tenderness felt by lovers (3) : affection based on admiration, benevolence, or common interests b : an assurance of affection
: warm attachment, enthusiasm, or devotion
a : the object of attachment, devotion, or admiration b (1) : a beloved person : darling —often used as a term of endearment (2) British —used as an informal term of address
a : unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another: as (1) : the fatherly concern of God for humankind (2) : brotherly concern for others b : a person's adoration of God
: a god or personification of love
: an amorous episode : love affair
: the sexual embrace : copulation
: a score of zero (as in tennis)
capitalized Christian Science : god
— at love
: holding one's opponent scoreless in tennis
— in love
: inspired by affection

Now this is the definition of what love is. Now I will talk about how it is for me.

There are a few different types of Love. I have love for all of my friends. I also love all of my kids. Now the love I have for my kids is different than for my friends as it is a closer, more intense love. I do love my fellow man, unless he gives me reason to not to. Just in the above examples there are 3 different levels of love right there.

Next you have when you are 'in love' with someone. For me that is the pinnacle of love. It is the highest you can achieve for one person. There is a huge difference in being 'in love' with someone, and just loving them.

I don't know why I felt like I needed to blog about this, but it has been something that has been bouncing in my mind for a little while and I think I just needed to get it out of there. I do have loads of time to think now that I am driving lol. That can be a good, and a bad thing sometimes.

So I would ask, does anyone else have any radical different versions of love there?

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