I Believe in Love

Amanda - Chesapeake, Virginia
Entered on February 27, 2009
Age Group: 18 - 30
Themes: love
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I believe in Love. Not true love or love at first sight, but loving everyone as a way of life. I mean love as in appreciating everyone, loving others as a lifestyle choice. If everyone took the time out of there lives to relation with and love people, the world would be a better place. We love people through relationships, equality, humanity, family, and faith.

People are designed to be around and interact with others. It’s human nature to feel a sense of loneliness when secluded. Even children have a tendency to create imaginary friends just to have someone to interact and communicate with. It’s our responsibility as humans to love each other and keep healthy dependencies on one another. Through relationships, you learn to appreciate people for who they are, which then helps with creating healthy relationships and love with other people.

To truly love everyone, you must believe that we are all human beings and are the same. Acceptance as equals brings people closer together because there are no obstacles, like prejudice and sexism, in the way of seeing the people for who they truly are. If we can keep this in mind then we can focus on more important things, rather than dwelling on the obstacles in the way of a stronger love.

We have removed the humanity element from the way we run society, so it has been made more difficult to love people. Machines replace humans for jobs and take away opportunity for human interaction. When not interacting with people as often in both home and work environments, it becomes harder to relate to others. Not focusing on relationships takes away the importance of, and the focus on, loving others.

I believe that family is important to understand what love is. Even if you had an absent family throughout childhood, you can still bring love into a family that you create for yourself. It is very important to form these relationship circles through: a circle of friends, any children you may have, and any present family, like cousins and grandparents. When you share yourself, love, and trust with your family, you can bring others into that circle of love and branch out to others more comfortably.

You can better love other people when you accept what they believe in and why they choose to believe what they do. Faith in something helps you to have a better understanding of who they are. Respecting another’s faith will help you love them more deeply; compared to if you just ignored such an important aspect of whom they are. Knowing and respecting another’s faith also gives you insight as to how they love others.

Humankind was created to love one another. We love through relationships, and understandings of each other. We focus on these relationships, and build families around ourselves, which helps with understandings of equality and faith. Love can bring us all together if we all focus on the important things in life.