All The Lies I 've Heard

1221 Words Jun 1st, 2016 5 Pages
Love. Of all the lies I’ve heard, “I love you” was my favorite (Pinterest). Seems like everyone has their own definition for the word. One thing is for sure though is that everybody wants to be loved but not many people are good at it or even know what it is. But the question still remains what the hell is it? Perhaps we should look at the biblical sense of the word where in 2 Corinthians 13 we find that, “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” That’s great and all but that doesn’t necessarily answer my question. See the truth is we have forgotten what real love is. Richard Williams in his video blog describes the idea of love coming from things we as a society see everyday things such as romantic comedies, popular songs and etc that all show a “fuzzy romantic type of love” (Williams) And as we have clearly seen throughout our own lives these ideas in and of themselves are flawed. Helen Fisher an anthropologist at a university in New Jersey describes love as one of three distinct brain systems you have the sex drive, romantic love, and attachment (Roach). We all at one time or another have experienced these three different systems. As we examine the lie of love throughout our society through this…
Open Document