The Word Love Is Being Used Today More Than Ever Essays

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The word love is being used today more than ever. I believe that the word ‘love’ has lost some of its potency because of the fact that it is so commonly associated with many different things. It is used for materialistic and non-materialistic entities. Phrases such as, ‘I love that car,’ ‘I love that watch’ are being used today. People don’t use the word love to describe a strong relationship with one another as much anymore. The word love is being thrown out there and the real deep meaning is slowly being lost. What is love? Love is now described as, “A profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person.” (Dictionary, 2015) Another definition of love is, “A feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection.” (Dictionary, 2015) Love is a noun. There is no true universal definition of love because it is a feeling; you cannot objectify love. It’s a noun that describes connections in your brain with that of the other person. I would call it law of attraction. Lets take a look at what Plato and Aristotle had to say about love. It is said that the word love has been used in a general context. “For we have taken one kind of love, and given it the name of the whole, love’ and there are other cases in which we misapply other names.”(Rouse, 2008) This basically meant that the use of the word love has been used for many things and not just the feeling you get when you have a great connection with another person. We have been using the word love in association to other…

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