Platonic love can be shared between family members, friends, and pets. Platonic love is also a love for possessions. Love is not a word that is used widely in my family but we all know that we love each other. So what exactly does that mean? It means we accept each other's strengths, weaknesses, attributes, and flaws.
Adler says that “love is to desire as liking is to wanting, as giving is to getting”. Love is different than desire. It comes natural to us (Adler 115). Phileo, or friendly love, is the type of love many people share with their friends and family. It is a giving, understanding kind of love.
This friendship encompasses all the qualities that get us attracted to a person: Sincerity, Respect and Pure Christian Love. The Bible has strong themes on this kind friendship. True friends are like siblings that the nature of their relationship is nurtured by love and understanding. True friendship is unspeakable in terms of how one gives his personal definition of it. One thing stands out --- there is a feeling of acceptance and recognition.
Love, on the other hand, makes everyone feel wanted. It makes one feel important as if they have found the meaning to life. True love provides emotions, comfort, stability and commitment to each other. Loving someone creates a good feeling. Throughout a relationship, love progresses.
Romantic love is the type of love one feels for their significant other, boyfriend/girlfriend, spouse, or lover. Romantic lovers are constantly on each other’s minds. People make important life decisions based on their romantic partners because they cannot imagine life without those people. Romantic love guides a person’s mind and can sometimes cloud it as to what the right decision may be. After all, romantic love can be extremely selfless.
The best friends, I still believe, totally love and support and trust each other, and understand each other. However, not all friends are reliable. It can be divided into two groups, which are good friends and bad friends. It is important to know how to choose friends. First of all, a friend who always treats people with honesty is a good friend.
A person can be said to love a country, principle, or goal if they value it greatly and are deeply committed to it. People can also love material objects, animals, or activities if they invest themselves in bonding or otherwise identifying with those things. Love has many meanings and definitions as it is used widely through many cultures and religions throughout the world today. Love as I see it is a cognitive and social phenomenon. Love has three different components: intimacy, commitment, and passion.
The Power of Love and Relationships PSY: 301 Social Psychology Professor Friedman 10/21/2013 The Power of Love and Relationships is very strong, love shapes who we are as people and relationships define us. Love compels us to do things that we wouldn’t necessarily do such as altruist acts. Altruism is when you do someone a favor without expecting to receive anything in return. We are more likely to commit altruist acts when we love someone such as a spouse or family member. Humans need to feel this love and bond with others in order to have healthy relationships.
Friends are the family that we choose for ourselves. While we might have many friends in our life, only a few of those will be ‘true’ friends. A true friend will have many qualities that make them a good friend. Of all the qualities of a good friend, I think the most essential are helpfulness, being a good listener, and trustworthiness. One quality that I think is the mark of a true friend is helpfulness.