What Is Love?

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What is Love? Religion, Politics, Racism…. All controversial topics within our world, however there is no topic such as the meaning of 'Love'. There are so many versions of 'What Love Exactly Is', so coming to a simple definition would seem almost impossible to most people. 'Love' has been the basis of most things in our society, and has been shown in many mediums. How can a small world mean so many different things? The simplest definition I was able to find was within 'The Reader's Digest Oxford Complete Wordfinder', here it stated that love is 'an intense feeling of deep affection or fondness for a person or thing'. Intense being a strong emotion and affection meaning 'showing love'. This than brought together simply means that love is a strong tender emotion. However this is such a small group of words to describe such a large feeling.

Is this small word called 'love' easily attainable for all? Again this question has many different outcomes "True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about but few have seen" - Francois de La Rouchfoucauld.

Can we really believe that this is true? Is love so difficult to find, If so why is it we are able to view so much love around us? Can love be blind? I remember a saying "sometimes the one thing you are looking for; Is the one thing you can't see." I know for a fact that sometimes when I drop something I tend to look every where, and then eventually I find It and it was right in front of my nose. So do you think that sometimes we are blind to those who love us? Maybe this is true, if we take the example of losing an object than maybe love is the same...