Finally, Love’s Definition

A lot of times when someone looks to define love, they'll begin by differentiating between love and lust because we all know what lust is. However we can not define Love by what it isn't. That's like trying to measure how heavy I am by describing how much I don't weigh. Typically people will point to the bible, and that's cool. But hypothetically, let's say it's possible to not be a "Christian" but still be capable or deserving of love...then what? Well through my own experiences and through observation of others, I've written my own definition that's not only universal and equal opportunity no matter what religion, but also plausible enough that some have even accepted it as their own. Here it is...

Love as a non-platonic adjective is the extremity of the bond(commonly referred to as relationship) that 2 people or entities share. It's a level of necessity in one's life that starts at 0 and has infinite growing potential.(Yes that is original. Steal it and I'm suing!)

Now let me break that down a bit because already I can hear you scratching your head. People always say things like, it was "Love at first sight" which couldn't be further from the truth. In that context, love is something you stumble upon and pick up like a seashell. In the definition I gave, love is something you grow and nurture that becomes stronger with time and energy invested. What some people mistake for "love at first sight" is often a lust for love, at first sight. The thought of finally meeting that person who fits your image of the one you could love is what you were lusting for which could very well evolve into love with time. But if you met that person and the next day heard they got in a car wreck and died, you would forget about them in a week. On the contrary, if you spent 20 years investing time and energy into loving that person, their death would leave you feeling sick, lost, and mourning possibly for the rest of your life. That's why we grow to love people without even knowing it and sometimes against our own will. Now who's to quantify at what extremity does 'love' officially exist? That can only be measured by the love that already exists in your life among friends or family and at what point you'll dignify the degree at which you want a person to be in your life to be deemed "Love". You can call it what you want, but your heart will have the final say.

-Derrick Jaxn

Author: DerrickJaxn

Derrick Jaxn is a lifestyle blogger, motivational speaker, and author. He consistently delivers raw truth with a passion and can emotionally connect with anyone no matter how alone you thought you were. If you read it, there's a good chance he writes it, but you won't get it like this from anywhere else. Follow him on Twitter & Instagram @DerrickJaxn.

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  1. i couldnt agree more…when i first met my fiance, i thought i would never see him again because i was on my way to college and that is where i thought i would find my future husband…the time and energy we have spent together has been tough, but also beautiful in so many ways….he’s my best friend and he also makes me sick on alot of days lol….but at the end of the day, i look forward to what he continues to teach me….my mom once told me, “when it comes to love, it takes work….hard work and you have to constantly remind each other why you fell in love in the first place”

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