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What is Love?

October 26, 2010

Abheek poses an interesting question – what is love?

by Toni Blay under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic

He writes:

“Love” is mystifying, isn’t it? Sometimes one feels it is palpably there in the air, and at other times, it is just not … but, what is it, in reality? Is it some strong bond connecting two individuals, or is it some kind of compassion one feels for the other, or is it something that needs to be just felt and be happy about and not being able to express? What is it, my learned friends?

The common man’s dilemma supposedly seems simple enough… he is madly in love with this lady and dreams of her in his 24-hour routine.. she does not leave his mind, not even for a second… it seems some kind of obsession that’s eating into him day and night… there’s some kind of a madness woven around the whole thing…. he knows that he hasn’t been, and will never be able to, in such deep love for any woman in his life…


I am sure there are many definitions of love. But being obsessed with someone, thinking about the other person 24 hours a day doesn’t seem like love. It seems more like an infatuation, an obsession… it will last till you get the other person. After that it will move to chasing another dream perhaps.

Love is a deeper connect, love is security of knowing that the other person also cares for you even when not together, love is the confidence of letting the other person go and still getting them back. The chase to woo the other person is exciting but “Love” starts after getting the person…


Photograph by Toni Blay under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic.



3 Comments leave one →
  1. October 27, 2010 11:59 pm

    rightly said!

  2. December 13, 2010 10:13 am

    True !

    Love ! difficult to explain.

  3. December 30, 2010 4:01 pm

    I agree, the first version sounds much like obsession.
    Love is profound and the definition differs. No blog post can define it well.

    Loved your take.

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