The main purpose of this study is to seek reality from individual’s narratives of their experience, feelings, perception and produce in-depth description of the phenomenon. This study employed the phenomenological method. This study aims to show that every particular person has a different perspective when it comes to love.
Additionally, the study provides a general meaning of love especially in the chosen keywords; Family, Friends, Sacrifice and God. This paper explains the different meanings of love from different person and shows the conspectus information of the keywords that were mentioned above.
Keywords: God, Family, Friendship, Sacrifice and Love
Each of us has different perspectives and guidelines to define something. For an instance, when we heard the word beautiful, several pictures were created in our mind that describes it. It happens that our definition for a certain thing depends on our own perception and not by someone else. Our own experience also helps us to define a thing based on how did we come up with this, it affects our way of thinking and because of what we experience we already have the knowledge to judge something.
When we heard the word Love, we can conceive countless words, phrases, meanings, and perceptions about it.
However, what is love in the first place? Have you ever taken the time to let your mind ponder about love? Love can be painful, love can be sad, but more than anything love should bring happiness. Have you ever thought about falling in love? Have you ever thought what it means to be in love? Then suddenly you are faced with crashing waves of emotions and discover that the shore is sometimes rocky.
Love is greater than any thought, idea or conception of meaning, yet it is the reason why we have thoughts and why meanings are sought. Love is the one key that can unlock all things. It can reveal the deepest mystery, and it will soften the hardest hearts. Loves brings you the very heart of heaven. Our source of our meaning and value is our lived experiences. This Phenomenology of Love is consists of scrutiny about some topics affiliated to love and you can see the different experiences and perspectives of a person.
The love of your family is the most important thing in the world. It is like a blanket or provision of security. It is our source of happiness. Love of family can be a starting point to find your right partner in the future. Family is like a home because nobody gets left behind or forgotten. At home, we can do different things and we can express or share our ideas freely. You may go through ups and downs but they still got your back. Love from a family can complete your whole existence. The feeling of being loved by your family is unconditional and unexplainable. That’s why family is not just an important thing, it is everything. God What is love? Just to be straight forward love is Jesus. He is the perfect example of what love is. Why? He heals, He saves, He defends, He gives, and He sacrificed and even died just for the sake of a person that is not worthy to be loved. He says “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, and it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, trusts, hopes and perseveres. Love never fails.” -1 Corinthians 13:4-8. Basically these verses sum it all, Jesus has all of these things and that is love.FriendshipBuilding friendship to another person is not easy. It takes time to know that person very well. Love often begins with excitement. Getting to know the person you love romantically takes time, just like having a friend. It is normal for us to love our friends. It takes years to build a strong and unbreakable friendship, but did you ever think of the possibilities of having a friend? Does friendship involve love? Does love involves feelings? When you have friends, you can’t help yourself but to care for them. In a true friendship love exists.
There are several ways to show your love and affection to your friend, it can be through teasing and caring for them. A true friendship and genuine love do not brag with each other. There is no competition among friends, it doesn’t matter who is successful or not. What is important is you look at each other’s back. Love starts with friendships and friendship develops into love. But in some cases, love can destroy a friendship. With friendship as a foundation, two individuals might develop passion for each other. They can be friends that turn into lovers.
They fell in love to each other while building their friendship. They give care, understanding and trust more than a friend can give. Another one is childhood friendship, connection between two people since they were young that can also lead to deep friendship and love when they grow old. SacrificeLove is not usually well defined. People often think that they are in love, but they cannot explain what it is. Love is a broad word. We can relate countless terms to this powerful word and some of those words are sacrifice and happiness. Love and Sacrifice come together like a bird and its wings. To fall in love, someone must be prepared to make a sacrifice for their partner. Love for one’s self is a must while loving others. It is also about what is best for the person he/she ‘loves’, even if it means losing something that really means a lot to the person.
So there is this quote that made us realized that the word sacrifice and happiness are really connected to the potent word which is ‘Love’. Sacrificing your happiness for the person you love is by far, the truest type of love. Some people do not even realize that they are in love until they take a huge risk for someone who is crucial for them. Real Love teaches people to make a sacrifice in order to maintain a healthy, positive relationship, such as sacrificing in pride, wealth, faith, career, independence and physical being. The best times to show true love are when it is not easy and it requires personal sacrifice because when someone else’s happiness is your happiness. That is somewhat has a significant contribution to what you call ‘love’LoveLove is a feeling. It is a feeling towards other persons”to your parents, siblings, friends, and the most important of all to your partner in life, your wife or husband.
It is unconditional, fair and just. It is what matters until the end. With love, there are good and bad times, but even though how hard the situation in life is, love always prevails, it never falters, it never fails. You must build a very strong foundation to build love to one another, foundation of care, trust and understanding. With all these you can be sure that love will grow deeper as time goes by. You should give love to the right person and you should be loved as well, it is always a two-way street. If it is only one way, it is not love. As I say love is a feeling, a feeling that is good, satisfaction and heart-warming that lasts more than a lifetime so spread the love.
Below is the list of different love perspective gathered from different individuals..Love is when you accept his/her imperfections.Love is US, because we were made out of love from our parents.Love is unexplainable.Love has a positive and negative side.Love is broad.Love can change a person’s point of view of their negative perspective in life.Love is when you are happy and smiling out of nowhere.Love is when you sacrifice.Love is when you are with people who do not only make you feel better but makes you want to be better.Love is when you give more than you canBODY According to Greek philosophers there are five types of love namely: Storge (familial love) Philia (friendly love or platonic love) Eros (romantic love) Xenia (guest love) and Agape (divine love).
There are 5 famous philosophers that define love in their own ways. To Plato: Any general aspiration towards the good things and to happiness, that’s the Love To Tolstoy: Love has always based on the renunciation of individual property To Descartes: L Love is a passion that can arise in us without in any way we could see if the object that causes it is good or bad To Spinoza: Love is nothing but a joy accompanied by an external cause To Schopenhauer: Love is a trap for men to perpetuate the species. For New York social psychologist, Dr. Grace Cornish perspective about love in a friendship she affirms that romances that begin as friendships are more likely to succeed. “As friends first, you like each other first. You develop a respect for each other. You’re looking out for each other’s best interests. I urge people–marry your best friend. You’re always kind to your friend. You’re looking for your friend to get ahead by looking out for his best interest.
In a friendship you’re equally grounded. You’re not looking for any kind of ownership. There’s no respect if you become possessive and controlling. If you have a genuine friendship, you’re not going to pretend to be someone you’re not so a person can marry you. Some people are on their best behavior until they cross the threshold. Then, they let their guards down. But your true nature will surface when you’re a person’s friend first. When you’re true friends from the beginning, you don’t have to pretend.” Love is noise, love is silent. Love is calm; love could be raging as well. Love confuses people, yet love gives the best answer to one’s confusion. Love is a lie we keep believing on because it is comforting enough to control who we truly are, but love is an honest truth we desperately wanted to have knowledge of for somehow, it will be a relief and will heal the coming of ceaseless wounded being of the heart and the soul. Love is undefined which led us to make our own versions. Love is acceptance, love is constant change, but some love chose to stay what they are which could be both a helpful act or could only worsen the situation. And love, once again, is dangerous, yet we always interpreted it as safe.
We decode it base on the facts and opinionated perceptions we have towards it. But it has no definite meaning. Love is solely a being. It is part of the world as much as we are part of the world. We and the love should be synchronized because it is a part of us, it is us. Love has the deepest eloquent that exists. We may always claim that we understand the love we are willing to give or may it be the love we are able to receive from other human beings, but the truth is that, we do not. To love is to feel that you are alive because of simultaneously having to feel distinct emotions. Love is not just a feeling.
It is not just butterflies and a quickening heartbeat. Love is cleaning up vomit off the bathroom floor when they were too sick to make it to the toilet. Love is bringing you Tylenol when you are too sick from the flu to get out of bed and get it yourself. Love is waiting in the ER for someone for 4 hours even when you knew they only had a common cold. Love is literally crying on each other’s shoulders and wiping the tears off each other’s cheeks. Love is holding their hair back when you had a little bit too much to drink. Love is rushing home to each other just to tell one another about your plain old boring day. Love is spending those days just cuddling on the couch eating soup and watching Netflix and being perfectly content with that. Love is staying up until 2.am talking about everything and nothing at all. Love is showing someone your darkest and raw feelings and getting nothing but a listening ear and an understanding mind in return. Love is when you work so hard just to make sure that the other person is comfortable and taken care of. Love is washing their dirty laundry and doing each other’s dishes. Love is motivating you to do well in college and praising you when you did well on your finals. Love is massaging legs after they worked all day. Love is more than just a feeling. Love is an untamed force.
When we try to control it, it destroys us. When we try to imprison it, it enslaves us. When we try to understand it, it leaves us feeling lost and confused. Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.Conclusion:With these, we therefore conclude that everything around us denotes love. Love for people, animals and things around us. We cannot survive without love. As GOD said, love one another as I have loved you. We can achieve anything as long as we put love into it. We should always remember that we must not own the ones we love. In love, you are possessing and you are being possessed by someone. You give each other the right to hold onto each other together.Here’s a poem about love written by the three of us: THE GREATEST LOVEI.It is GOD, who gave us a gift,A gift that would always give us a lift,He taught us how to love,And how it is to be loved.II.Love is the greatest,When you are put into a test,It is hopeful and never gives up,Even if you feel the need to stop.III.Love endures everything,It should be together with praying,Between Faith, Hope and Love,The greatest of these is Love.IV.Love is a feeling that money can’t buy,A mysterious feeling that makes you high,It makes us smile at times it makes us cry,But holding on together keeps the love alive.