What is LOVE?


Why can't love be as simple as any other sensation in the body?

We have five senses, right? Sense of sight, sense of hearing, sense of taste, sense of smell, and sense of touch. This sensations start with a stimulus. The external stimulus will come in contact with the different receptors of these senses and will excite the nerve endings in each organ to send signals to the brain. Then the brain will interpret the signals and determine which sense was stimulated thus telling you what sensation you felt. That simple. Why can't love be like that? External stimulus (person of great interest) excites nerve endings (you), signals sent to the brain and determines sensation (love). Why can't love be like that?

Maybe love is not a sensation. No. Love is an emotion. But emotions are easily identifiable. Like, you know when you're happy, or sad, or angry or any of its variants like giddy, ecstatic, excited, furious and others. But when someone - some you consider "special" - asks you: What do you feel about us... about me? It's hard for us to answer straight. We go: I don't know. I'm not sure. All I know is that you're special to me. And then you'll get a: BS! You coward! Call me when you get your head straight or just get a slap on the face. Why can't love be that easy to identify?

So what is love then? I think love is an experience. Specifically, love is an adventure experience, where the outcome is uncertain. It's about taking risks. It's about not planning and not going into details. It cannot be explained by logic. It's not something to over think. It just happens.

I don't know. It's just something I thought of.

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  1. I'm sure at some point, people are able to tell if they are in love or not. What I think makes it "difficult to answer/ask" is because people don't want to be vulnerable.

    Cornered with such a question or to ask the question places you in something that can be awkward or uncomfortable especially when you're not prepared for it. Maybe you're already certain but would rather not hurt the other. You said it yourself, you took the risk. That's the first step. Now, painful as it may seem, simply wait for the other to respond, to take that step as well, or might as well move on.

  2. my favorite feeling in the world...i love it when Im inlove..everything else turns to be "happy"...

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  4. Yeah, we all have different definitions of love based on our personal experiences or the experiences of other people we know.

    But I agree with what you said that love is an experience. I think there is love when enough time has been given to actually know the other person personally, enough time to evaluate how things are going to workout for both of you.

    I don't believe in Love at First Sight though since love is an experience and it takes time for you to truly say that you love the person.