So, since I don't have any, I keep thinking about love lately.
And I was having 'profound ' thoughts, for me atleast. Love is two things. One thing is, love is that feeling, the giddy, going down a rollercoaster can't stop thinking about someone thing. The thing where you want to be around them all the time.
But it's something else too. It's a choice. You have to choose to love someone. To follow up with the feeling. If both people don't have both things.. Then it is nothing. The giddy feeling, without the choice to be with someone.. Is just a shallow feeling. The choice without the feeling is just a farce.
But also, that choice, the person has to know what they are choosing. That is why I am always a strong believer that one cannot truly know what love is until they have been hurt. When you make the choice to love someone, REALLY knowing how much pain it can cause you, and deciding that it is worth it anyways. That is really love. The feeling, the choice, and the knowledge of what pain you can receive from it. That is all part of love.
It's no wonder so many people avoid it ...