Londan Banks Banks 1
English 1301- 48701
1 November 2011
Heart to Heart
Love is defined as a profound, tender, passionate affection for another person. For some people, love is complete devotion and endless adoration. For others it is a temporary feeling that will disappear in time. For some people, it is a fairy-tale; while for others it is a dream come true. Many say love is once-in-a lifetime and others think that after one love ends, another comes. The more one tries to find a universal definition of love, the more one can get confused with all the meanings one gets from people around them. As soon as one thinks they are closer to the true meaning of love, one may come to realize that the definition of love is unique to another.
Affection, devotion, passion, desire, warmth, respect and loyalty are all ways to define love. It does not matter what term is used because they are all forms of love. Some are powerful and demand attention and commitment, while other forms are more subtle. Love is a broad emotion that can be powerful and demanding but also rewarding and pleasurable.
Love requires commitment. Without commitment, love will not grow. Commitment is a risk one has to be willing to take and accept the possibility of disappointment or emotional pain. It takes a lot of courage to be committed. Although is it hard work, being committed to someone can be very rewarding.
Love requires communication. Being able to communicate one’s feelings to someone is extremely important. One has to be willing to share his or her life experiences, feelings, and downfalls with one another. As a result, communication helps a relationship to display how one is feeling to another. Communicating well with...