Love, Love, Love- We are Surrounded by Love
"Your life and my life flow into each other as wave flows into wave, and unless there is peace and joy and freedom for you, there can be no real peace or joy or freedom for me. To see reality- not as we expect it to be, but as it is- is to see that unless we live for each other and in and through each other, we do not really live very satisfactorily; that there can really be life only where there really is, in just this sense, love. "1 Most of our lives consist of socializing with others, beginning new relationships, and strengthening old ones. Love is all around us, embodied in three main categories: parental or family love, love between friends, and "chemical love," between a male and female. Each of these is experienced in a different way; each of these is approached in a different way.
However, all of them share one common quality- they are unplanned, unpredicted, and unexpected. This is what gives love its beauty. Because we do not expect it, we appreciate it greatly, realizing how poor our lives have been (or would have been) without it. We simply learn to love love.
The first kind of love we encounter is at a very early age, and that is toward our parents. This is a subconscious feeling; the child is too young to decide whether to love his or her parents or not. In the usual case, when the parents show love toward their child, the child feels it and returns the warm feeling which fills the parents' hearts. This love can be shown in many ways. For example, usually the first word a child learns to pronounce is "mama," or something along these lines.
Show MoreThe three types of love
As you live, you learn to love in many different ways. You can love your friends, your family, your girlfriend or boyfriend, eating, writing, singing, learning and the list just keeps growing and growing till infinity. Basically you can love anything and anyone. Sure, you love your mother and father, but you also love your girlfriend or boyfriend in a different certain way. It’s the way you love, which makes it certain what the type of love you have towards anyone or anything.
There’s a type of love called eros. Eros could be considered as the most common type of love of the lot – the intimate or romantic love between a male and a female. It’s a sensual desire, a passionate craving, if you may, of physical…show more content…
Agape is also said to be the love of God. Now agape is, in my personal opinion, a very interesting kind of love. Because it’s related to God and it’s point to love any fellow human being, can be very irrational in a sense that loving a complete stranger should be normal, when it comes to this type of love. How can you know if the unknown person you’re loving in a way is actually worth loving. Besides all this, I now understand, why there’s a saying: „For the love of God“, meaning to have mercy or to not judge. Agape means to love your fellow man or is said to be the love of God, therefore the saying now makes complete sense to me.
Now that all of the three types of love are more or less explained, we can actually start to philosophise on a question, which has to be taken on a bigger scale all by itself. The question would be the following: Is love a serious philosophical problem? Since philosophy can be translated to be the love for wisdom, then one might say, having acquired this information, that love is indeed a serious philosophical problem. Because love is such a big word with a meaning greater than anything. It’s so complex, it is so hard to understand love and it’s meaning, that it has to be a serious philosophical problem, since philosophy is a love for wisdom. Since you want and love wisdom, you want knowledge. Not