Different Kinds of Love Around Us

Essay: Different Kinds of Love around Us


When it comes to talk about love, most of us think about love between people but there are so many other kinds of love around us.   Love is not a relationship with a particular person. It is the attitude of a person towards the world as a whole. Most people believe they can prove the intensity of their love when they love nobody except the "loved" person. This is a fallacy. If someone loves only one other person and is indifferent to everyone else, his "love" is not love, but an enlarged egotism.   If I truly love one person, I love all persons. If I can say to somebody else, "I love you", I must be able to say, "I love in you everybody, I love through you the world, and I love in you also myself."   I have been wondering about a few of them and started to list them on paper.  
Definition of Love
The meaning of love is quite hard to define in a few words.   It could sometimes be so different and hard to understand.   The definition of love cannot be only one but vary.   How we look at things can change the definition of love and a lot of times it can be understood only we understand the situations or events that explain themselves. As it contains many meanings, use of love is varied as well.   I have searched for the words braches of love and found out that the word ‘love’ there are numbers of branches; eros, ludus, storge, mania, pragma, agape, platonic and pilea. Despite the variety of these branches, people conclude them all and call it ‘love.’
Here is very short definition of those branches. When people fall in love for sexual attraction, this is Eros. Eros is rooted from a Greek god who controls love with arrows. This love contains physical relationship. On the other hand, platonic is a spiritual love that doesn’t contains sexual relationship but mental link between them.   Ludus is a common love type between many lovers. It comes all of sudden and they have fun and enjoy meeting each other but they are...