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Definition of Love Essay

  • Submitted by: JaxSharp10
  • on December 14, 2008
  • Category: English
  • Length: 707 words

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Love
    In our world today, society tends to think of love as a “giddy, but passionate feeling for someone”; on the other hand, love has a far more meaning than just a feeling for someone.   Love not only is a feeling, but a desire in which few people have.   Not only do people try to force love, but often times lust is mistaken for love. Love does not come easy and few people actually know what “true love” is.
    An abstract emotion or feeling that is profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person is called love, or the dictionary version of it.   Not only can it be affection, but also it can be a sort of attachment.   Love is a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection, as for a parent, child, or friend.   Love cannot be seen, touched, or held physically, yet, it’s one of the most powerful or meaningful things that exists in society today. St. Augustine said “Better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all.” (“Famous Love Quotes”).   Although love can be painful, it can also bring happiness to oneself that he or she has not experienced before.   It’s a feeling that rarely comes about and lucky to hold onto.   Society today has gotten so caught up in social life, their appearance or even themselves people have forgotten what true love is and often do not find love because they are focused on too many other things.
      Whether or not one agrees, love is difficult to define due to the diversity of meanings and the meaning of love is constantly changing depending on the situation or person. According to research, there are different kinds of love, four different kinds to be exact. One type of love is “religious love.”   Religious love can be related to interpersonal love which is more closely describing feelings.   Being religious, love can be expressed through prayer, service, good deeds and personal sacrifice (Wikipedia).   Another type of love is “familial love.”   Familial love is a natural affection felt between people that...

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