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Love

Alexander Mal'tsev

Love is very hard to understand. It is not exactly definable because it is different for everybody. When someone says, "I love you," it could mean many different things. In this essay, I will introduce three different kinds of love. These are "True Love," "Empty Love," and "Love for Some Reason."

When we say, "Love for Some Reason," we know what kind of love it is. People use this love for money, wealth, or to be popular with other people. This is not "True Love."

Another form of love that exists is "Empty Love." This type of love does not include the feeling of love for somebody and commitment to continue loving this person. I think a good example for "Empty Love" is a marriage based on convenience, opportunity, or self-gain instead of attraction and common interests. Marriage based on empty love usually ends in divorce because the component of intimacy cannot be established fast enough to ensure a stable marriage.

"True Love" is the real natural love. It happens when people are feeling a natural attraction to one another and develop a romantic love. In true love, lovers are physically, emotionally, and spiritually attracted to one another and feel a sense of unity. An example of this form of love is found in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.

Love can have different meanings in different relationships. If you love someone, you will be loyal to her no matter what the cost. You will always believe in her, always expect the best from her, and always remain firm in her defense. There are three things in the world that remain-faith, hope, and love-the greatest of these, I think, is love.

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