Do I Believe in Love?

Excuse my bitterness and biased opinion towards love, however at twenty years old, living in a generation of womanizers, quite frankly I don’t know what that kind of romantic love is. Who does though? And how do we even know if what we feel is in fact love? Each and every person has a different view on love. Perhaps the love of coming home to family, the love of a job, or if you are lucky, coming home to see the significant other that loves you. We all have this preconceived idea of love that is be stilled in our minds at a young age. We watch it in movies, read it in books, and see it in everyday life. Just as Jamison expresses empathy at many various angles, in her New York Times Bestseller, Empathy Exams, that too is how we all look at love. There is no right or wrong answer to love, or is there? Like one’s heart, each perception of love is finagled differently.

Do I believe in love? Like many other twenty year old girls, I can’t say that I do, but I can’t say that I don’t. It is out there. There are so many ways to connote love. The Oxford Dictionary describes love as a noun as “an intense feeling of deep affection”, and as a verb; to feel a deep romantic or sexual attachment to (someone).It doesn’t always have to be the notion of loving someone, people can love objects and places, and even memories. We experience love at every stage of our life. To me, your definition of love is catered to where you are in your life, and what you see as important. My idea of love isn’t the same as my friends, or my boss at work, or even my parents. Practically from birth we are loved and give love in return. I find it interesting that even though love is there, we perceive it and think of it in different ways.

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Why is love a feeling? Does being able to feel love make us human? We are brought into the world for the sake of love. Two people decided they loved each other and procreated. We spend fourty weeks in the womb of a moth…