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.

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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”

Free & Open Education System


Who doesn’t like learning new things? Learning new things is fun, especially on the Internet. The current education system is very bad and marks-oriented. Students are learning for marks and those marks tell everything about them.

Pros of the current education system:

  • Students can be tested
  • Money can be made

Cons of the current education system:

  • Students are forced to learn
  • There are some must-dos
  • Education is being sold
  • Everyone are not getting the quality education
  • Students are getting punished

My proposed form of education will be able to solve some common problems (and will introduce many new).

Summary

The classes should be held online or offline at learning clubs. Everyone can learn whenever they want but should maintain at least 60% attendance. Students will be awarded with certifications if they have completed a course.

Learning Hubs

These are schools where people learn. They must be licensed by the government for certification.

Courses

These are the blocks or units or modules of learning. These are categoried but not limited to age groups. Upon completion of a course, there will be a test and certificate, with a grade, will be issued after it.

Certificates

These certificated are issued by Learning Hubs and are approved by the government. The certificated are awarded to students according to their performance.

This is just a raw outline of my idea. I will modify it later.

Thanks for reading and many thanks if it is UN or President Obama or PM Manmohan Singh or president/PM of any country.

If you have any suggestions, suggest them in the comments below.