Introduction: In a world obsessed with the possession of ‘things,’ it is ironic to see that all people seek one thing that is completely intangible, love. Love can’t be held, bought, manipulated, traded, forgotten, or stolen. Love is pure, honest, true, fulfilling, and most of all valuable. Love is not limited either. An unknown author once wrote, ‘Trying to bring pleasure to someone, because of the pleasure you feel to see that person’s pleasure, is perhaps the most beautiful demonstration of love.’ Isn’t amazing how something so powerful can be found in the simplest of things.
In my life I have felt love in many aspects of my life. I love my family, my friends, my country, my life, and myself. These are all the things I hold dear to me in all the choices and plans I make. To lose them is to lose everything. After a considerable amount of time pining over what I should write I’ve come to the conclusion that writing about love would be most beneficial. Love in all its forms; love for family, friends, country, and oneself.
I will compare them with the four types of love, Storge, Eros, Philios and A gae. Love of Family: The love I have for my family is known as Storge love. Storge love means family affection. Storge talks about family affection between family members. There is a certain sense of family affection that you have for one another because you are of the same family. Blood is thicker than water.
Often times when we hear the word culture, we think of the differences of different countries. That statement may be true; however, there are different cultures within the same country, even within the same city. No matter what culture we call our own, there are distinct differences between that of other cultures around us. One of the major differences occurs in the realm of family; family ...
So you have the inner built affection unless something comes in between. My family is not like most American families. In fact, we are not even American, only Americanized. We come from a large family in Nassau Bahamas.
I see my aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends a few months every year. With the demands of school, sports, and life in general my time with them has been limited to one month every year. My aunts visits periodically, and we speak on the phone often, it still is not the same. Thankfully my immediate family is the closest, most affectionate family I’ve ever seen, and it compensates for those who can only love me from afar. Love in my family is like a cycle, my family also gives love to the past by visiting graves and attending funerals.
Within my family love is not a word, it is a way of life and a wonderful one at that. Love of Friends: The love of friends deal with Philios love, and it talks about friendship that is established between various people. It can even go to the extent of a friend that is closer than a brother. So Philios speaks of friendship love, it’s a very broad word. It covers everything that has to do with the relationship of one person to another person with a friendly affection. Philios love extends to cover all those nearest and dearest sometimes without the relation of blood.
Like an extended family, my friends are a tireless ear, a wise voice, and helping hand if ever I need one. They are not casual acquaintances and are not limited by race, sex, religion, language, or distance. I love them not for what they are, but what they choose to make of themselves. They hold me to the highest moral standards and never say, ‘You can’t.’ They love me unconditionally, and that is why we are friends. They refuse to love me for any stupidity, lack of heart, cruelty, or laps in judgment. They know me better than to accept that as who I am, and remind me when the fog gets too thick, and I can’t see past myself.
In return I love them for who they are, and the good I see inside of them. I have travel around the world, put my life on hold, and found them when they needed me. And the beauty of true friendship is that I believe they would do the same, without thinking twice, for me. We take advantage of the talks we have late into the night after everyone is asleep, laughing and talking.
College is the stepping stone from High School to the real world. College is intended not only to teach us knowledge, but also to prepare us for the next part of life. Not all college students get this preparation though. Those students are the ones that live at home and commute to school every day. These students miss out on the entire college culture. Being a commuter myself, I almost feel left ...
Unfortunately they are not as often as we wish. It is truly a small word and through mail, e-mail, fax, phone, car, and plane we talk each other over the hurdles that we are faced with growing up in the fast-paced, demanding, rush we call the teen years. We share problems, triumphs, jokes, and stories. We, as a generation, have experienced much more than our parents did. The world is smaller and we have been bombarded with violence, sex, suffering, and truths that were taboo in the past at a very young age. Growing up with this media extravaganza has led to much confusion as to who we are and where we are going.
The love between my friends and I helps us cope with the changes that we see in ourselves as a group and we are a comfort to each other that we can find in no other generation. Though we may be separated by distance, we are very close. We suffer, we cry, we share pain making it bearable and happiness that making it worth while. Love of my Country: Love for my country is not as clear as that of my family or friends, I have the joy of loving the United States for the opportunities it has given my family and me. I love it for the democracy it holds as a first priority. The United States is full of people that we ” re looking for ‘home’ and found it here.
In the United States I love the acceptance of all people, and the ability to question unfairness. I love the many traditions brought from around the world to this stew pot of peoples called America. America gives everyone a chance. I have seen few countries who are as open to new ideas and innovation regardless of who they are coming from.
In a different way, through my roots, I love The Bahamas. I love The Bahamas for my family, which it holds. I love it for the importance of family and kindnesses that I find there, people are open and free; they love life. I love the simplicity and the ability to lean on family. The closeness within life long friends and the trust extended to those people are virtues that I find very easily there. For there reason I find love The Bahamas.
Someone once said, “Love is the answer everyone seeks. Love is the language every heart speaks.” Funny isn’t it? Although every country, every city, every individual is so completely and utterly different in thousands of ways, we all have one common desire. Love we crave the experience, even when there is no one to experience it. It’s many a time’s said that love is even ...
Both, the United States and The Bahamas, are a part of me and I love them for what they bring to my life. Love for Another: Eros speaks of physical love. It is physical love and physical affection as between a man and a woman. And that word has been used today in English literature to refer in that area.
Now eros is not necessarily something evil. In the same way love as storge is not some thing evil. You wouldn’t consider the loyalty of people to their own family as evil. In fact the bible says that you are to honor your father and your mother. Love is the most emotional experience anyone can feel towards another person, and it can either make you or break you, and for me its done both.
First loves are one and a million and no one can ever take their place. You can never get that feeling of a first love back, once it’s gone. For me, when I first fell in love I thought it was the greatest feeling in the world. Every bone in my body was alert, my spine was tingling, and all I could focus on was us. That was when I knew that he was the best thing that ever happened to me. Different levels of passion, intimacy and commitment in relationships produce a number of common patterns of love.
High passion with low intimacy or commitment is characteristic of ‘romantic love’. The relationship is probably still in its early stages with both partners feeling they are ‘in love’. Fluctuating passion combined with the development of intimacy and commitment typifies a more stable relationship known as ‘mature love’. When intimacy continues with little passion and commitment, the relationship is hardly more than friendship. This is characteristic of ‘open’ relationships in which partners have a high degree of freedom. Where passion and intimacy are lost but commitment continues, the relationship has become ’empty love’.
Some relationships are founded on lust. The sexual attraction that brought you together shows passionate flashes that pepper your life. Love may probably grow from friendship. Sex was no doubt the final stage as your relationship blossomed, acting as a sort of ‘cement’ to make it all official.
We learn as grow from children into adulthood that all relationships dont last and they were not all meant to be. The relationships depends on factors inside the relationship, like costs and rewards; factors inside the person, like comparison level; and factors outside the relationship, like available alternatives. This paper will address the many factors that make up love and relationships such ...
For you, sex is more about feeling fulfilled, but it could be worth spending more physical time with your partner. Weekend lie-ins, watching TV curled up together, having baths together, or reminiscing about the things you used to do when you first met could all help to keep your lust glowing. True love is hard to find. Love for Myself: I consider my self very lucky to have the opportunities life has given me. I have never starved, been truly cold, lonely, or poor. But, these are not the reasons why I love my life.
My love for life is built on the things I have been a part of that have taught me and helped me. I love the trials and tribulations of life. I love the early mornings, on hot August days I have experienced so much growing up that I have grown to love and cherish life. I love my life because I feel much loved in the things I do. For this I consider myself very lucky. Conclusion: For me, there is so much more to love than I can put on paper.
Love seems so much bigger than words. I have tried to explain the heat in my heart as I feel it. My family, friends, country, and life are all a love experience, yet, I know they do not explain what love is. Love is a universally confusing word. It has countless meanings as well as interpretations. Very few, if any see it as exactly the same thing having only one strict meaning.
There are many different types of love, this paper talked about some. Its no doubt the strongest emotion GOD has given unto anyone or anything.