Philosophy Paper on Love.

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What is love exactly? Is it just being with the person you care about the most or is

it really something complicated and intricate? You would be amazed with how much this

four letter could mean and how much it could affect your life. I believe love is an

affection, an attraction, someone you cannot live without, a value for the person. If you

don't start off with something like this, then what will you end up with? But then again

love isn't just about the zeal you have for someone but about how to make it work and

keep that spark alive, and about learning to love yourself before you can love others.

One kind of view of love is the value for a person and the understanding of

valuing that person. Understanding love to be primarily a matter of acknowledging and

responding in an extraordinary way to the value of the beloved.

I have seen my dad value

my mom and vice versa in ways which I believe to be phenomenal. Through this I have

really understand that love is value. My parents have been married for twenty five

years, and have been through many tests. One test was when my father first moved to

America from the Philippines, my mom waited six years for him to set a stable life style

in the United States. In addition, another test that they are undergoing is that my father

works in New York, while my mom lives in North Carolina. This allows them only to see

each other a couple times a month but their love for each is still there. This

value that they hold between them through difficult times like these make their love

stronger with each day and each challenge.

Another classification of love...