What an interesting question. I think that love is the most complicated concept in the world. Love is complicated. Love is an emotion and an emotion cannot be the same for everybody. To begin, what is an emotion? First, an emotion is a psychological and physical reaction to a certain situation. Then, an emotion is associated with the mood or the personality. As nobody has the same brain and the same personality, the term of emotion is very complex and differs according to individuates. According to Descartes, there are six basics emotions: admiration, love, hate, desire, joy, and sadness. All of the others emotions are composed of one of these basic emotions.
Love is an emotion of affection and personal attachment to a being. The romantic love is a deep feeling of tenderness, desire. It’s a passionate love, a kind of a strong attraction toward the lover. In Greek, there is four different ways to use the word “love”. Eros is the best way to describe the romantic love. It means the sexual passion but also the intimate love. It means the sexual attraction that two lovers have toward each other, but also the intimate love they are building together. It includes the little attentions as “I love you”, a kiss, or bouquet of flowers. In the concept of love, there is also the concept of admiration. If fact, I cannot love someone that I don’t admire and vice versa. In admiration, there is respect. The romantic love exists when the two lovers respect each other. They respect their thoughts, their way to see and understand love, or simply their way to love.
When you love someone you want his/her happiness and you want this person to flourish in this relationship and this love. You don’t want to be a prisoner of your emotions. Love is a very abstract term and everybody feels different toward this emotion. It has a power on every lover. Once we are in love, it’s our entire body, soul, and mind that are in love. Love is one of the most powerful emotions. It’s something that we cannot control and it is scary in a way to not have control on our emotions and feelings. However, we should not be afraid of love because it brings a lot of positive things and vibes into our lives.
For my litterature class, I recently saw again Shakespeare In Love. In this movie, we witness the beginning of the story of Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare can’t write anymore because he has lost his inspiration. But then, he meets a beautiful inaccessible woman and he falls in love with her. Shakespeare lived the experience of the true love with his lover and he got inspired for Romeo and Juliet. I think that Romeo and Juliet is the perfect example of what the true love is. The pure romantic love, when two lovers surrender to each other and promise to love each other at any cost.
Everyone has a different point of view on it, through our personal experiences and expectations. I cannot wait to see your comments about this subject!