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It is interconnected through relational bonds that humans have with each other. These relational bonds are derived from something that we have heard about, felt in our hearts and even experienced in our daily lives. This something is called love, a feeling of strong personal attachment or deep affection. An overused four-letter word that may be rather cliché-sounding, that we think we know enough of what love is, but do we? Love is not just a tender affection that makes our hearts skip a beat, takes our breath away or makes our insides all soft. Love is versatile. It takes many different forms that we may not have really given much thought or even realized because it is expressed in many different ways. The sheer mention of the word, „love‟, you will have the instant vision of a couple holding hands with a bouquet of flowers, chocolates and anything heartshaped that is decked in colors of pink and red - any other accompanying images that are complementary with love. In other words, romantic love is probably the first thing that comes to your mind. After all, who can separate romance from love? Love is just what the Oxford Dictionary defines, a feeling of strong personal affection or deep affection. For many, having a strong personal affection for your other half is love. Well, it is true, being in a relationship, my heart experiences these little shock waves and a tight squeeze whenever my boyfriend looks at me or puts his arm around my shoulders. I would call that love because I do feel those strong feelings love brings. Besides romance, we also know of parents‟ love for their children. This love can be expressed through actions and words such as tucking the children into bed, giving them a hug before they go to school and saying “I love you” every now and then. But is a parent‟s love for his or her child limited to such expressions? I think not. Having grown up with a cane in the house, I was no a stranger to being hit on the buttocks if I misbehaved in my mother‟s eyes. I remember how she would make
I know my mother loves me. That . This passion can be from one‟s hobbies or profession. to have good habits ingrained in me such as doing my work on time and being meticulous (which probably explains why she hits me every time I get a wrong answer). The recognition of my efforts to improve in my skills became a catalyst in loving the sport. her tough love is of greater vision. This love is not instantaneous. after taking part in some competitions and being appointed as a vice-captain of the team then. She uses the cane because she believes that discipline should be instilled from a very young age and this would encourage independence by toughening up against hardships and also. but it is the use of a stern attitude to instill discipline in a child. Even though her love is not expressed in any form of tenderness. it is because he or she is doing what he or she loves. Looking at myself. it takes time to be nurtured. Each tap had my tears rolling down and this was probably not one of my fondest memories of my childhood. Then comes another form of love: Passion. when one is passionate about something. Tough love may not be tender affection at all but love still exists albeit. Passion is derived from love. expressed differently. This made me passionate about playing netball as my love for the sport grew. It is not the usual story of mothers‟ tender loving care. passion ensues. Likewise. I have a passion for netball. a musician is likely to be passionate about music because he or she loves music. Once one starts to love something he or she is doing. How I loathed Mathematics! Whenever I got an answer incorrect.More Than Love me sit at a small table and watch me do my Mathematics homework when I was eight years old. This is what I call tough love. I was first introduced to this sport when I was 10 years of age where I took it up as an extracurricular activity. I fell in love with the game soon after. for she cooks sumptuous meals daily and brews Chinese herbs whenever I fall sick. my mother would have a cane in hand and give a „light‟ tap on my arm.
People usually use the word. For instance. one can be exposed to the emotion of sadness. it also includes dreams. where to love. „love‟ to exclaim that they really like something at that very moment. Love is an easy word to use.More Than Love passion that people have over something they love is able to bring them to excel and move mountains. because we love doing something we fell in love with. we still have to remember what love does as well. it is momentarily. when someone watches a beautiful sunset on the sandy beach of Bali. As love takes its many forms. While it does come from a feeling that compels us to say such a thing. While a hobby may be something that we all like doing. “I love the sunset here!” This further enhances the fact that even though some consider love as sacred and permanent. When one chooses to love someone. this exclamation of love is otherwise. hopes and expectations of the self to fulfill their dreams and they have to feed on that passion in order to fulfill those goals. Because of that ease in its usage. is to open . it is different from the aforementioned forms of love because it does not possess that strong sense of attachment or emotion attached to the object we express our „love‟ to. the overwhelming beauty of the sunset is likely to strike in the person to say. Fervent passion is not merely love. The capability to love exposes one‟s vulnerability. loving a hobby is different because it means that we are willing to go through all kinds of means to satisfy our hobby. The usage of this word does not have a permanent attachment like tough love and passion. it can be a song. fuelling our passion. This is due to a compelling feeling in us at a certain moment that makes us exclaim that we love a particular object. it has become a form of expression that is not necessarily a feeling or has any strong sense of attachment to an object. This object can be anything. That is what love is. a piece of clothing or even a part of nature.
This entails the breaking down of walls that one has built just to allow that special someone to gain access to one‟s inner sanctuary. where we would get happiness on one extreme end and sadness on the other. It is an abstract notion that one cannot fully define because of its changeability. This process of making the relationship work would involve not only just joyful things but also some heartbreak as well. even with it being a double-edged sword. Given in a romantic relationship. The more we love. we are giving the person the ability to hurt us as well. rough words may be exchanged. But as humans. By opening our heart to love someone. Love makes people susceptible to negative emotions and not just the positive emotions.More Than Love up to someone. Love may be a simple word but it is complicated. Arguments are not absent in relationships because love has that effect on people. hearts may break. . Feeling loved is like being on an emotional spectrum. When one falls in love with someone. It is innate in us to love. heartache follows. For all of its good and its bad. lets just dive into a sea of unknown that we all know as love. It is true that happiness is usually associated with love but we tend to forget that sadness comes after. Love also denotes expectations from people we love and when these expectations are not met. we need to love. we are disappointed and thus. It takes us on a roller coaster ride with its emotional ups and downs. we feel negative emotions as well. tempers may flare. he or she has to accept flaws that exist and working hard to sustain this relationship. sharing one‟s inner secrets. when someone fails to live up to his or her expectations. As such. the harder we fall. when we love.
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