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What is Love?

Anonymous

Some people say money makes the world go round, other say Love. Why Love? Why does the word love have such a huge impact on our lives? I don't think it's the word, but the actions and feelings that come with love. What is Love?

That is the question.

To me, love is "a crazy roller coaster full of emotional agony, happiness, new goals, and memories. Love is having disagreements or fight if you will, but seeing the rainbow after the storm. It's wanting to say Fuck It but being able to cope and smile and be able to tell yourself, your partner and your life that you are in love with it all. But the love I am experiencing is to ask myself, Is this love worth it?"

The answer to that is yes.

"You can't depend your happiness on anyone but yourself, Love is a give and take."

"Why does Love hurt? Let me tell you why, the constant emotional thoughts that go through your brain that (let's say "Fucks you up") drags you down, brings you up and makes you think that you are not your best you. Let me tell you, in my opinion, Love is fake unless you are committed to it, it's brutal but endearing, enchanting but horrifying and fulfilling but empty. No one will reach it, but everyone wants it" 

"Love is choosing to serve someone and be with someone in spite of their filthy heart. Love is kind, love is deliberate, love is hard. Love is pain, and sacrifice, it's seeing the darkness in another person and defying the impulse to jump ship."

The heart can feel many emotions when it comes to the topic of love. The feelings, in my opinion, are uncontrollable and cannot be contained in a box people think it can. The heart wants what it wants. If the heart hurts it will hurt, if it loves... you will know.

To love some one is difficult, you can't love someone until you love yourself. I constantly hear people say, "You need to love yourself before you can love another being." But what does it mean to truly love yourself, what does it look like?

To love yourself is looking in the mirror and accepting who you are as a person accepting what you look like, accepting your flaws and loving yourself even more. Loving yourself is truly knowing who you are inside and out. Being OK with the choices you make on a daily basis, knowing what your future long term and current short term goals are. 

Not only knowing what your goals are but acting on them, whether that is going to self-help groups, taking more care of your outer appearance, joining a group that you have always wanted to, or simply just taking the time to sit down for an hour a day and reading a good novel that peaks your interest. 

Once you know who you are as a person and what you want in life, then you can truly find someone to share your dreams and aspirations with. You don't have to change a single thing about yourself because you know who you are and what you want in life and being happy with it, that is what it means to truly love yourself.

Love is something that is more powerful than any force we encounter and it's so valuable. True love cannot be bought stolen or even created it exists only as destiny sees fit.

So when someone asks what's love got to do with anything, you may have a different answer for them.

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