Understanding Love


My understanding of what love really means has tremendously changed over the past few years.

  • 7 years ago, in my school, if a classmate even speaks that word I used to watch him in amazement, following an exclamation.
  • 4 years ago, I had my first sight of what is called – love, in real life. That’s when I started to see some immature in-love couples (as they think so).
  • 2 years ago, well, it became quite common. Still, I thought of love as something bad, for no good reason.

Well, all of this is past. You might want to know what my current view of it is. There’s time for that, wait.

When a boy X, a classmate, says he loves his parents, you think of him as a good person. When the same X says he loves a girl, you get a somewhat bad picture of him, despite the fact you do love someone else.

Well, what is the reason for this confusion? I’ll tell you. All love is not the same. Love is not only some kind of attraction. What kind of attraction towards parents, eh? The solution to this confusion is classification of love.

Types of Love

Love can be categorized into 3 different types – Familial, Romantic and Platonic. The distinction is necessary to avoid any misconceptions regarding love. The main focus of this article is on platonic love, but I’ll be discussing them all.

Familial Love (Storge)

The quote below gives an extensive description of Familial Love

Storge or affection is a wide-ranging force which can apply between family members, friends, pets and owners, companions or colleagues; it can also blend with and help underpin other types of tie such as passionate love or friendship.

Storge is some kind of bondage between committed or married people.

Romantic Love

Romantic Love is the happy feeling from an attraction towards another person associated with love. That feeling is caused by the secretion of a hormone called Dopamine which can also be gained by taking sufficient amounts of Vitamin C, and E.

The distinction between Romantic Love and Platonic Love will be discussed in next subsection. Romantic love needs no special introduction, I guess. You’re already familiar with it.

Platonic Love

Platonic Love is named after Plato, a philosopher, who studied about the nature of Love. Platonic Love is the love between friends or some known people. It is also the love that a person shows towards people.

Platonic love is best defines as the form of love which is not romantic or familial.

Though there are other forms of love which I didn’t discuss, these are the forms of love that exist between two persons. I conclude this article by telling that you can pretty much love anyone, platonically.

On Love


In this article, I would like to share my opinions on love. Please excuse me if this seems crazy or incorrect. This article is for all those who think Love is great.

Having gotten my fifteenth love proposal, I was inspired to write this article. Love is a feeling, mood, or more precisely a mental condition rather than a thing. It is more or less Limerence, a mental condition resulting in attraction towards a person of the opposite gender (or towards those whom they are usually attracted to). It is experienced by almost everyone in this world, and I am no exception to this.

My view of love may sound crazy to almost everyone who love.

Using the word love in this article I refer to Limerence or the feeling of attraction which you, if you’re reading this article by yourself, are already familiar with.  Love does not start in the so-called teenage. It starts earlier, but it strengthens in that age. It gradually disappears when you become mature.

Continue reading “On Love”

Being good


Whether or not you like to be good, you must. No one likes to be good because it’s hard.

For the sake of this article I assume that you are bad. (Please don;t get me wrong’

A few years ago, I was like a bad guy (to me). I fought with others, wasted my time by playing computer games, watching movies and television, being irregular to school (I’ve always been irregular, and it still continues) and irritating people. These may not like bad habits but they are, to me, because I’m a good person now.

This world, which has a population of 7 billions, still haven’t mostly good people. Many of them are bad, contagious, cruel and ill-mannered.

Let me present these wonderful steps which will, if followed, will help you turn into a good person:

Don’t insult people

Insulting people may give you happiness (huh?) but have you ever thought how they feel when you insult them? Especially in the public. If you’ve insulted them for no reason, then you have to be ashamed of yourself.

If someone have insulted you for no reason, or for a small one, don’t take any revenge on them. You will win the hearts of other people for being good. Believe me.

Don’t trouble/irritate people

Troubling or irritating people will be fun. But if you get troubled, it won’t be. First of all, why should you trouble them? This will make you a bad person. Do not smoke in the public. I often find this thing annoying. And try to be in your limits.

Don’t react aggressively

If anyone swears on you, you shouldn’t probably react very harshly. For example: knocking them out because he/she has punched you.

Don’t cheat

I agree that I was some kind of cheater back then. But now, i’m not. Do not cheat in examinations, love or money. Cheating has the power to break relationships. It has the power to make you suicide.

Help others

A good person always helps others in need. This can be in anyway. If you find anyone in need of blood, donate your blood, if it matches, If you find an old (wo)man unable to cross the road, help them cross the road (if you don’t like old people, you will feel shamed of yourself when you are old).

Conclusion

I’m not forcing you to be good. But be good. Once you start being good, goodness will be your habit.