The Truth About Love

25 Jun

One of my friends shared this picture on facebook a few days ago, and this sparked an unusually lengthy conversation between us on facebook. A few years ago I was so romantic that I would have agreed with what the picture says. I am still romantic now or that’s what they tell me, just with a touch on the real world.

My old theory of love was the same as many people’s; you live your  life as normal until one day you set your eyes on someone special, someone who creates a spark in your heart then you know that this is the one, your soul mate, the love of your life. It is beautiful to think like that, very romantic…but very unrealistic. I eventually learned the truth about love through reading and first-hand experience. The heart does not know anything, simply because it is one of the body’s mere organs that do not possess knowledge or contain emotions. If the heart actually knew anything, a horse for example would be more motherly than a cow because cows’ hearts are wrapped up in fat whilst horses’ are fitter and healthier. However both animals are quite motherly to their young ones.

Some people would imagine that if it’s not the heart that is in control then it’s the brain. But it’s not, because yet the brain is another organ. In fact it is us that are in control. We see someone, we like the way they look, or the way they talk, or the way they think so we decide to get to know them further. If we like what we explore and think yah, I can deal with that, the desire to possess kicks in and we start wanting to own the person. Because it’s a person not an object we see it rather as love in its romantic form. If the other person reaches the same development at the same time about us then it’s the luckiest encounter, we call it love from the first sight and probably live happily ever after.

Let me know if you disagree…

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2 Responses to “The Truth About Love”

  1. marnifreedman July 2, 2012 at 7:52 pm #

    Beautifully expressed!

    Like

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