Love is something that means very different things to different people. For some, love can be purely romantic, or even purely sexual. For others, real love is utterly unconditional and only truly exists between family members, or between people and a deity. And for some people, love is fluid, ever changing, and everywhere, and is felt for family, friends, partners, pets, and even inanimate objects, dead artists, and fictional characters. None of these people would be right or wrong, but one thing is certain: love is the most powerful force in the entire universe.
Between partners of any description, be they married or cohabiting, boyfriend and girlfriend, straight or gay, young or old, love is a relationship of mutual understanding and respect. Marriages and partnerships are often built on common ground that people find when they first meet; this can be as deep as sharing religious, philosophical or religious beliefs, or as simple as finding that you love the same film, book, or band.
This kind of love is often reliant on some kind of ‘chemistry’: that strange feeling that they give you in the pit of your stomach, and the feeling that nothing in the world is more important to you than enjoying the moment you’re in together. Some people feel that they experience love at first sight, where they know from the minute they set eyes on each other that they want to to be with that person, but something built on common interests and understanding must be stronger.
A parent’s love for a child can also often be described as love at first sight, but this is very strong because it comes from a natural instinct to protect our offspring. This love can often start before the baby is even born: you only have to look at the pride and excitement of many parents-to-be when they have their scans and feel their baby kick for the very first time. This kind of love is also felt by a child for its mother; it is unconditional for at least the first few years of life, and can also be felt between siblings.
It is the strength of this feeling that makes love the most powerful emotion that most of us will ever experience. People can do some dreadful things out of hate and fear, but love can push us to do much, much worse. And it is often love that can cause us to hate, whether it’s out of jealousy, or anger because our loved one has been hurt. Love, ultimately, is a sacrifice, whatever the relationship, and it must be the most powerful force in the universe because as human beings, we make true sacrifices for nothing less.
Love and Lust Essay
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Love and Lust
Love and lust are two very strong words with very strong meanings. In this class we discussed whether or not the two are related. Love and lust are two words that go hand and hand in relationships. They are emotions that are interlocked with one another. Without one it is hard to have the other and it also seems that in order to be in and stay in love, one must desire or lust after their partner. Without that desire, love and the wanting to be with one's partner can fade away. In relationships both must be present, but it is important to understand these emotions and keep them in balance. It is also important to understand their similarities and their differences. Although they can both be defined using the word longing,…show more content…
He said that this made him feel closer to her and realize that sex wasn't everything. I think that more college students need to understand that all relationships should not be based on sexual desires alone. In order to keep that relationship going it takes a lot more, love must be present. Love involves caring deeply about someone. It means putting them first in your life. One of my classmates mentioned lust for someone other than one's partner. They wanted to know what happens when you are already in a relationship and you find yourself lusting after someone new. I think that this kind of lust is a bad thing to get started in. I also believe, with another classmate, that there will come a point if it hasn't already, that you will be so involved with your partner that you will not want to be with anyone else. I believe that it is okay to look but never touch. I also think that it is only natural to look at someone attractive when they pass by you, but that your love for your partner and the lust you have for them will surpass any feelings of wandering for the moment. It seems that lust is a sudden emotion whereas love comes at a much slower pace. Lust can be a fairly shallow emotion that can easily be controlled or if not, it can ruin relationships. Infidelity and divorce are some of the consequences of not controlling the emotion of lust. Lusting can also cause people to do things