Love is...

Love is…

February 4, 2016

Love, a simple human emotion that people have been fascinated with since the dawn of time, still has no universal definition. It’s hard to believe how some people deny that the most powerful, astonishing, feeling exists at all. So, what exactly is love?

Love is priceless. There’s no such thing as wasting money when you’re in love, every cent spent on your significant other comes from the heart rather than the brain. Common sense will only get in the way of fully showing your significant other that you appreciate them; forget sentimental gifts, splurging is encouraged. Seeing them wear that designer watch for a long week and a half is completely worth the hollow, empty wallet.

Love is patient. Those butterflies, the familiar feeling of blushing, heart pounding after laying eyes on a stranger for the first time: all symptoms of love at first sight, the truest kind of love. Not a single word needs to be exchanged; their physique speaks for their entirety. Who cares what kind of person they are, what more could you possibly ask for than beauty? Love is love, and besides, a little bit of mystery spices things up.

Love is kind. That feeling when someone blatantly manipulates you and completely shatters your heart into a thousand pieces is worth those temporary feelings that they gave you for all-of two months. Of course there is also one-sided love, the most exciting type; wishful thinking and having endless thoughts about a single person is the best way to spend a Friday night. The possibility that the feelings will never be reciprocated just gives me that exciting rush of adrenaline that I needed.

Love is ageless. High school relationships are possibly one of the most legitimate, genuine forms of love. Desperate, hormone-driven infatuation? No such thing exists. Since high school is such a glorious once in a lifetime experience, why not add a relationship to the endless list of things we need to juggle? After all, high school is where relationships matter the most.

Love is humble. Extreme public displays of affection are beneficial to everyone, especially for all staff members and students in a school setting. Seeing two individuals swapping spit in the hallways truly reminds me what true love is all about. To everyone that graciously shares their PDA to every bypasser, thank you for letting all the poor, lonesome single people take part in your sweet and innocent young love.

Love is universal. Love comes by so easily for anyone and everyone; the odds of two people being compatible are incredibly high. Not a day goes by where I don’t feel like sparks are constantly flying all around me, and I feel closer to fulfilling the simple task of finding that person who has similar interests as me, is physically and emotionally attractive, intelligent, honest, kind, genuine, talented, artistic, selfless, witty, romantic, and spontaneous. Of course, this isn’t a difficult task at all, as there are plenty of people lining up for me everywhere that perfectly adhere to these undemanding criteria.

Love is so simple and completely real, how could anyone possibly disagree?

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  • J

    Feb 5, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    What a great, powerful piece! However, I felt the satire rock a bit between facetious and grave, but that adds to the thrill.

    But the article’s satire aside, love is more than an emotion, more than just infatuation. It is also a choice. When we age and become less attractive, there won’t be infatuation—only loyalty.

    I also want to share this beautiful quote:

    “Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.”