WHAT IS IT ABOUT BEING IN LOVE?
By: Michelle Harripersadth
Everyone has that one person who they cannot get over. Some call it an infatuation while others call it “The one that got away”. Have you ever taken the time out to ask yourself this simple question: Why do people want to fall in love so badly?
No one has the answers to the most complicated mathematical problem nor the cure for cancer but in many cases it is said that people want to fall in love because “it is the closest thing we have to magic”. It grips you by the throat and gives you the guilty pleasure of feeling the greatest emotions in the world.
Love is the definition of life; without it you might as well be a hollow shell that walks around day after day without any emotion and without any purpose in life. The biggest “player” still loves whether he/she wants to admit it or not. They love their friends, family or even their lifestyle.
Singers and story writers make millions because of this simple fact. They tap into their emotions and leave it all on the track or write a script that can touch the hearts of thousands of people.
Masterpieces like Titanic, The Notebook, The Vow or P.S I Love You. People want to know why these movies make so much of money at the box office. The answer is simple- people relate to human stories. They want to see that eternal love still exist. They want to believe in something, anything.
As much as the youth of today preach about wanting relationships that resembles those that are depicted in movies, they need to remember that those relationships are fictional. However, the emotion behind it is not. Someone somewhere felt those feelings; they put pen to paper and created it.
Shakespeare once said: “those that do not love do not show their love”.
The ‘facts’ are simple…
- If you believe that there is true love then it probably does exist.
- If you want to find it then go right ahead, defy society’s ideals and be the one person who challenged the status quo.
- Love is just like dreams and ambitions, if you want it you’ve got to put the work in. you’ve got to want it just as much as your partner.
- And lastly if anyone tries to tell you otherwise just ask them if they have lost a loved one. Whether it’s a family member, best friend or spouse, ask them if they felt that gut wrenching feeling of losing them and then ask them to explain why they feel that way.
The most cynical person in the world loves….. The most sarcastic person in the world loves…. It does not matter what gender, race or size you are, you are capable of it. People yearn for it so much because it is the closest thing we have to magic.
-The love between best friends.
-The love between brothers and sisters.
-The love between children and parents.
-The love between a man and a woman.
It is unexplainable….
Look up to the stars and wonder about what else is out there. Wonder about all the possibilities in the world and wonder about living your life the way you want to and sharing that with someone… We want to love and to feel loved but the question is, are we ready for the consequences?