Question by Linda: What does love mean to you? What are the different sides to love?
I am trying to do some deep thinking for a project. I would just like to know from other people what love means to them and what are the different sides to love. I am not just talking about love between humans, maybe love for education or something else. What does it mean to you?
Answer by midnightneptune
Love between humans:
-Boyfriend & Girlfriend (romantic-kind-of-love): there is a feeling in the world that becomes apparent to two people when they meet, fall in love, and are destined to spend the rest of their lives together. I don’t know if there’s a technical/scientific name for such a feeling, but I do know that since I’ve been experiencing it for the past two years, it’s become one of the best feelings in the world I’ve ever had. The knowledge that I have literally found the other half to my soul (as cheesy and cliche as that is, it’s true) is at the same time mind-blowing, exciting, jaw-dropping. It makes me smile when I think about it, and how lucky I am.
-Family (mother, father, siblings, etc.): I love my family immensely. They’re supportive, caring, understanding, and generous. I know that no matter what happens in the future, I can go to them and be wrapped up in a protective embrace that will shield me from any and all harm in the real world. They’re my guards, if you will.
Love for something else:
-Books: My collection of books is small, but it’s growing. I love the feeling that you get when you sit on a comfy couch on a rainy day and simply escape to a written world. It’s such a feeling of freedom, to allow your mind to do all the things that you physically may not be able to.
-Writing: Like books, I enjoy writing stories that become more personal to me than anyone else who may ever read them, and that also moves my imagination. I love being able to convey so many things through simple words. And I love the connection that happens between a reader and an author.
In the end (and I’m sorry for such a long reply; I wanted to try and be specific as I can for you to analyze and because I was curious as to what I truly thought of this question) love is a many-splendored thing. It’s a truly special feeling, though we might say it and mean it and think it everyday, we know when we do truly mean it versus not. And that difference makes it so special.
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