Love vs Infatuation

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“Love is the life of the soul. It is the harmony of the universe” (William Ellery Channing, n.d.). For many, the simple, four lettered word becomes a mere state of obsession. Everybody wants to be in love but not everyone understands its true meaning. Too often infatuation takes over and consumes one’s desire to find real love. When one meets a special person, someone who makes their heart race and their knees weak, how does one know if they’ve found true love or pure infatuation? Love can be modernly defined as the lifelong commitment one makes to another person, while always regarding the highest good for that person (Chastain, 2008). According to Ann Landers, love is a friendship that has caught fire. Much like a plant, love takes root…show more content…
“No matter how you define it or feel it, love is the eternal truth in the history of mankind" (Love Sessions, 2009). “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, 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 preserves”
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