Definition of Love

Essay by FobManXCollege, UndergraduateA, February 2007

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Love. The four letters many romanticize about, and dream about feeling. But what is love? I've never experienced true love, but I do know that once you are in bounded by it, you don't ever want to let go. I also know that if you are truly in love, you will stick with whom or what it is you love. True love is a commitment to someone or something else through the good and the bad.

The most common form of true love, or at least the true love that everyone dreams about, is the love between two people. True love between two people is a special bond that can not be broken. If two people are truly in love, they will not separate from each other, and they will stay committed to each other regardless of good or bad times. Like most wedding vows state: true love means they will stay with each other through sickness and in health, and for richer or poorer.

An example of this is the Tim Allen movie "For Richer or Poorer." Tim Allen's character in the movie is that of a very wealthy and married man. He's happy with his money but has a miserable relationship with his wife. They get hustled by a fraudulent Accountant and when he and his wife go poor, they learn to love each other again. Tim Allen's character and his wife were truly in love with each other and they didn't let their loss of wealth affect their relationship in the long term.

Another form of a possible true love relationship is between a person and an object. Older people are attached to old family heirlooms, and young children love their teddy bears. And if you truly love this thing, you will feel...