No emotion has such universal meaning as love. It is an integral part of the human condition. Love is the basis for by which all other emotions can be gauged. Friendship and even grief are steeped in love. Love is so central to our lives that it is fitting and proper that it should be the topic of so much discussion. Every culture and every writer has some commentary or evaluation of love. The New Testament has its share of love commentary. The entire basis of the Christian tradition is God's love for humanity. "God so loved the world that he gave his only Son." (John 3:6) Jesus preached a great deal about love of neighbor, love of God and even love of enemies. (Matt 5:44) Shakespeare's Biblical knowledge is well known and he
bell hooks in “Love as the Practice of Freedom” explains thoroughly as to how love is the form to be liberated. Without any love society is blind and continues to practice systems of domination without being aware. However the community should look out for one another not just when a problem impacts an individual. Everyone must be aware of the systems of domination- imperialism,sexism,racism, and classism to create change. When radical love is comprehended it allows the destruction of oppression,exploitation and there is liberation
Now, think not of a love of a mother towards her son, think not of a love of a boyfriend towards his girlfriend, not of a love between brothers, not of love in a romantic story; but of a love that cares for nothing but the welfare of the other. This is the love I’m referring to,
Fr. Arrupe calls for a different take on emotions such as love by saying that a person should not only love everyone unconditionally but also try to aid others by promoting justice and equality for all. He doesn’t want people to be filled with hate or only care about themselves. Nussbaum also has a similar take on love where a complete love of people calls for justice and equality for everyone. I think Nussbaum quote “embracing imperfection while striving for justice to embrace one another and enter a common future”(Nussbaum, p.393) best describes political love in that while the world is not perfect right now we must take small steps to improve the world to truly create a better world for everyone. Dissent from multiple sources is also needed
Mahatma Gandhi once said: “Where there is love, there is life”. Love is the one thing that has been around since the beginning of time, it is the force that drives the world. Love can take many forms and shapes, and it can have millions of interpretations, be it platonic love, idealistic love, romantic love or even bad love, but if humanity did not have love, the world would have ceased to exist a long time ago. To exemplify, Shakespeare's Let me not to the marriage of true minds speaks of love as a platonic, ideal feeling, while Millay's What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why refers to a romantic, sexual love. Love is a strong sentiment, with a powerful impact on people's lives because when one loves, one lives…otherwise, one just exists!
There have been accounts of people performing amazing actions in the name of love since the most ancient of writings. Love has been the single most motivating feeling for countless people in innumerable situations for as long as history has record. As such, it would follow that both The Symposium and The Art of Love, well respected works about love, comment on this phenomenon. Each book gives its own unique viewpoints on love that are quite different from each other, but they both seem to agree that a true unconditional love will give people the courage to make any sacrifice for love. This line of thought has endured since the first people felt love for each other, and repeatedly it has been proven accurate up to this day; a person in love
*Love is the root to all virtues in my life. It is my foundation and impacts every thought I think, dream I dream and action I make. Since I was little, I have been taught to love everyone, by my parents, Jeff and Laura. Love can be expressed in many ways: through how I treat my parents, serve my community, support my friends, take care of my pets and respect my environment. My favorite description of love is from the Bible, in 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 (NIV) 4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It
Love is something that everyone knows. Whether or not you have experienced romantic love, almost everyone has experienced unconditional love. While the dictionary definition of unconditional is “not limited by conditions; absolute,” and the definition of love is, “a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person,” my own definition of unconditional love is when a person will stay by someone else’s side no matter what happens. No matter what happens between the two (or more) of them, they will always stay by each others side. Unconditional love is shown everywhere you look- in media, in literature and in Greek mythology.
The Genesis Center is a non-profit organization made to provide immediate safety and shelter for women and children. Also, the center provides victim care services for domestic violence. The Genesis Center has saved women from drug abuse, domestic violence, and also spiritually. I believe this is an excellent organization that you and others should give to.
To love is to feel and show emotion through an intense affection to someone who is worshipped greatly by one. People hold back the emotion of affection and the consequences of not loving has people asking, Do I Dare? Loving is the world's greatest poison but also the greatest energy ever conquered by living humans. In a minute there is time to understand and let go of the disturbed environment and realize the true beauty of falling into great lust for another. I believe that the power of love has an effect on the human capability to make different choices and affect one’s opinion on a subject. That is why people have the strength to force the moment to its crisis, as people tend to become stronger when one is linked to another person and has the deep fondness of someone. Loving is a true blessing, as people grow and develop new experiences that are not discovered by anything but your heart and your head.
In this paper, I will explain how I have demonstrated the practice of love to others. To my understanding, I believe that the practice of love is to encourage people to treat others with respect and kindness. Treating others how you want to be treated. The practice of love took a very long time to understand and get a hang off. In my junior year of high school, I was in a relationship with a guy who I thought was perfect. To me, he could not do anything wrong. I was blinded
Introduction: Love is an emotion that we feel for some fellow human beings. Love is a basic dimension of human experience that is variously conveyed as a sense of tender affection, an intense attraction, the foundation of intimacy and good interpersonal chemistry, willing self-sacrifice on behalf of another, and as an ineffable sense of affinity or connection to nature, other living beings, or even that which is unseen. According to Sri Aurobindo : “There is usually a hope of return, of benefit or advantage of some kind, or of certain pleasures and gratifications, mental, vital or physical that the person loved can give. Remove these things and the love very soon sinks, diminishes or disappears or turns into anger, reproach, indifference
This report is on the non-profit organization, the Little Sisters of the Poor. It explains where and when and how the organization was started. It shows the purpose of the organization and what the Little Sister do. It also goes into detail on how this non-profit organization is funded and how successful it manages its funds from donations. The report will analyze how successfully this organization fulfills its purpose. Lastly, there is a recommendation from the author on what the organization could do to better fulfill its mission.
What is love, a timely question for this time of year. Most everyone wants to experience love. Yet do most of us really know what is true love? If someone wants to have a better understanding of how to love in order to fully experience love, they need to get a grip on the concept of "unconditional love." We all experience love in some form and in some way, but do we really contemplate what it is? It is important to understand that love is experienced by the lover. When you love someone, that is your very personal experience of love. The person you are loving may experience the love they feel from you. However, the love that they experience toward you maybe be different than your experience of love toward them. These differences may be profound or subtle but it is likely that these differences do indeed exist. For example, one party may be in touch with their love with another while the other party may not be feeling it on that moment, that day or that week etc. The experience of love is typically filtered through the mind and its minefield of possible thoughts to the heart. The less the mind is at play and the more the heart is at play the deeper we feel love. We can categorically claim that love is a unique experience of feeling love for another.