Love And Empathetic Ideas In Gary Chapman's Five Love Languages

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How do you define love? What may seem like a simple question, actually leads to one of the most confusing and conflicting issues that nearly every human faces. There is no doubt that this quandary has been around since the first humans were living together on this earth, and therefore has been milled over countless times. In fact, when this question is plugged into a web search, almost seventeen million attempts at answering this question are unveiled. Susan Gadoua and Tim Kimmel comprise two of the numerous search results. Both writers bring forward thought provoking, heartfelt, and empathetic opinions by using their own strengths and professional skills to win over readers. Although they do not attest to the same opinions, their main theories could be drawn from the same belief set or point of …show more content…
She bases her definition and solution off of Gary Chapman’s book “5 Love Languages”, which in short, displays how love is misunderstood because everyone speaks love in a different language. The five languages Chapman describes are: words of affirmation, physical touch, acts of service, gifts, and quality time. She also uses the four Greek definitions of love: storge, philia, eros, and agape, to portray how these different kinds of love are confused in the English language because the only word used for love is “love”. She continued using the Greeks as an example by stating, “But while the Greeks gave love four spots in the dictionary, this emotion was feared. Both Plato and Socrates saw this emotion as a serious mental disease and a state of madness.” She said these things so that her readers would be reminded of how love can make you do crazy things and is often the source of pain. And in conclusion, she encourages her readers to seek out his or her partner’s love language, in an attempt to save

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