The adventures of the heart are truly some of the most rewarding, and sometimes most hurtful, journeys any human will ever go on. Whether you’re the perpetually alone (and like it that way!) type or the never without a buddy type, you’ve experienced some form of love that has changed your life.
When it comes to expressing the innermost purpose of life in any walk of being, you can bet there is some form of love that is making it’s way to the surface. Whether or not you choose to show this in an obvious fashion is up to you. The more you know, show, and grow, the more the rest of the world grows with you.
Love is friggin’ awesome! :)
Below are some of the better, more enlightening, or more entertaining answers that came out of this question and answer session. Users requested remaining anonymous and I’ll honor that request. The answers are raw, genuine, and I did my best to leave them as they were supplied, though I try to clean up any bad or hateful language.
Let’s dive right on in and see what normal, everyday folks think about this important topic in life.
What is the most important life lesson you’ve ever learned about love?
- Do not trust girls. Love does not exist. What is love?
- Don’t stop showing you care. Women need to constantly be shown you care. Saying it isn’t enough. You have to buy gifts, flowers, and take days off to do things. They need demonstrations.
- I have learned that love does not take less than everything. Overtime, it grows and it is nurtured by your partner. You capacity to live is measure through the love you give.
- I have learned that love is important to me to help me feel more like a complete person. The love I have for my children is unconditional and will last forever. The love I had for my parents was warm and comforting and I miss them very much. The love I have for my husband is exciting and fulfilling.And the love I have for my siblings is permanent and dependable. I guess you could say the life lessons I have learned about my relationships is that it’s different for everyone but the one unifying quality is LOVE.
- I’ve learned that love isn’t just a feeling. Love is something you do. Love is something you keep alive in your thoughts and actions. A love that’s based on intense emotions might not last, but a love that’s based on truly caring for the other person selflessly will.
- I’ve learned that you really need to be patient to find the one meant for you. I thought I truly loved many women but until I met my wife I realize I didn’t know what love really was. It is the most powerful emotion.
- Just because you haven’t felt worthy of love in the past doesn’t mean it won’t come to you. I was alone and felt completely unloved for my whole life, and now I’m marrying the man who changed that. I felt like I would never find anyone to care about me, and I found someone who loves me more deeply than I ever thought possible, and I feel the same for him.
- Love can definitely be eternal. But I think that people sometimes don’t understand that just because you are in love means that you have to get along all the time. As long as you treat each other with respect and give one another space from time to time, love can prosper.
- Love can die. Love can be all engulfing and wonderful. A heart filled with love bring joy to those around them.
- Love comes and goes. People often think they could never be happy again without a certain person. And although it may take some time, eventually you can move on and be happy with someone else. I remember thinking I did not want to live when my first teenage love broke up. Nowadays I am glad I didn’t end up with him.I remember in college falling in love and thinking I would never love anyone that much, and later finding someone I loved even more and being glad I wasn’t with that person. Feelings change, and so does love. As you grow older, your interests change and even things you loved once such as a hobby are no longer so very important. Love changes and it can work out for the best that way.
- Love is like trust and friendship. You have to be very careful with it. One misstep and boom it could blow up in your face. But after time it becomes almost second nature. And the relationship grows into something far stronger. Then finally gets to the point of having a family. Still the core values of the relationship have to be maintained. if they aren’t then the whole thing will fall like a house of cards.
- Love is not a feeling; it is a fundamental orientation that guides our actions. To love means to desire, and to do what we can to effect, the good of the one loved. Sometimes this does not feel good at all. It can be very difficult, but when we do it despite the difficulty, we can be assured that we truly love.
- Love is not easy at all. It actually hurts to truly love someone unconditionally because chances are eventually they will hurt you. Also that the people who love you the most are the ones who hurt you the most simply because they are the ones you care about the most.
- Love is perhaps the strongest human emotion. Love is something that nearly all people feel for at least one person in their life, and its grip can be tight. However, even in love, we must take steps to make logical decisions. It is easy to become blinded by love and make purely emotional decisions, but that is not always the wisest thing to do.Decisions should be made with equal parts emotion and logic, but love is such a powerful emotion that it sometimes threatens to override all logical thought. We must fight to maintain a healthy balance of love and logic in relationships and decision making.
- Love is selfless. To love is to sacrifice oneself for another. Love is what we all should try to strive for. Love is the most perfect and rewarding feeling. Everything good comes from love.
- Love is something that never completely goes away no matter how much time passes. Love is a much more powerful motivator than anything else. Work from love, work for love. Don’t take those you love for granted. That is a path for regret.
- Love makes you do stupid things. I’ve learned that sometimes you make choices that you once thought you never would, if only for love. The biggest lesson that I am working on is figuring out what to do when you don’t love someone as much, or at all, anymore. I’ve found it is best to just leave, and not lie to yourself about the situation.
- People speak different love language, and it’s important to learn and understand other people’s languages. For some verbal expressions of love are vital, others prefer showing their love through gifts and care. If you shower a verbal person with gifts but don’t tell them “I love you,” they will feel unloved.
- The most important lesson about love is that love is kind. Love does not keep a record of wrong Love suffers long and is forgiving
- The most important lesson that I learned is that love is that it will never require you to give up yourself respect or worth. If love is true, it will fulfill and nourish you in every way. Under no circumstances is love supposed to break you down and feel sad. Love at its purest, gives you joy.
- The most important life lesson I have learned about love is that all love originates from God. If I do not know God, I have no real knowledge of what love really is. Once I know God, I will know how to love others.
- The most important life lesson I learned about love is to make sure that you are not in love by yourself. The person who you are in love with should love you back and the relationship should not be a one-sided affair. Many women are in love with the idea of being in love without analyzing if the warm feeling of love is getting returned.Women should make sure that they are not in love by themselves; in love with the idea of love and that the love is returned to form a real relationship.
- There is no point to living without love. All kinds of love are important, romantic love, love for your family, love for your friends, love for your pets, and love for things you do in life. Love makes the world go round, and without it there would be no meaning for anything. You go to work every day and bust you butt to provide a stable life for yourself and the people and things you love.
- True love is unconditional. It doesn’t put stings and limitations on how and when it’s given. Nobody should have their feelings held ransom by somebody or if somebody doesn’t get their way have love withheld from them. That isn’t love, whether it’s a romantic relationship or a parent/child relationship, that straight up manipulation. Not to mention abusive.
- What you think is love may just be the idea of being in love. That is a real trap for someone who doesn’t really love a person but, is in love with the idea of being in love. I think this happens a lot. You want to get married because you have some idea that you will ride off into the sunset and have this perfect life. Well, people better get real.After a marriage, for instance, you better face the cold hard facts like cooking, cleaning, having and carrying children, providing for them, finances and the relationship between both parties. All this stuff takes work, so people need to examine their relationships and find out if this love is the real thing or just infatuation and attraction. Love is commitment and wanting to build each other up and making a better world for each other, the children all those you come in contact with.
I hope enjoyed this series of questions and answers on life lessons. Whether you found something directly applicable or you just found reading through the lives of others enlightening, I trust you got something valuable out of this article.
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