Why does Love exist?
Not that I got all lovey-dovey; a la teenage sorts. I am long past being that dreamy-eyed love smitten teenager. It just occurred to me; this question!
Its not WHAT IS LOVE? But WHY IT EXISTS? I was seriously ruminating over it. Maybe this was one of many such occasion when I look within to seek and explore.; sort of self enlightenment. Having experienced how love manifests with respect to various people and how it evolves over time and how it transforms.
Think of the love between two kids; siblings. Pulling each others hair and snatching away each others food is love. As they grow up, love manifests in other ways. Its more of care, affection and support.
Or the love between a young boy and a girl. Its roses and mushy talks. As they grow together, love matures and is more realistic; going together for a walk is more lovelier than the mushy talks.
I am digressing, am I not? So, why does love exist?
Still pondering; I thought let me ask few of my friends what were their opinion. One of my friend said
"it exist to ummmmmm screw us"
I am sorry about the language. I wanted to paste the exact statement given by my friend hence did not paraphrase. :-P
Well, my friend might have had valid reasons for feeling so and I respect it. Thinking about it, love brings pain. Or is it love or something else? Love is selfless, so what brings pain? Expectations. Yeah, expectations brings pain. But we are humans, and its our nature to expect.
Another one had an interesting take on it. Is Love a feeling? Or a choice? We feel sad, happy, angry, bored....feelings are never the same always and they dont stay the same forever. So is love a feeling?
If so, does it mean when the feeling goes away, you should move on with someone else who will give that "love" feeling?
"True love is a choice, not a feeling"
Well, I did not get what I was looking for. Why does it exist?
There are few who feel it exists for sharing.
"for people to give and take some"
Yeah, what better way than to share love? Its all that we have to share and spread joy.
Love - so sought after. When you hear the word, you know its magical and scintillating. Its universally celebrated and revered. Wars fought over it. Few say its complex, for few its so simple. Its everywhere, manifesting itself in so many ways. Its the most overused, misunderstood and misused term.
Love is not expectation, its not "I will die for you". Its not "give me this and I will give you that". I do not understand how one could love someone and later harbor hatred to that person? Is it possible? How can such beautiful state be replaced with a vicious hatred?
For me, Love exists to give Hope. It exists to keep our world going. It exists to share, to spread joy. It exists to remove the inequality in this world.
How about you?