Love. What is it to you? In reality it’s merely a certain amount of chemicals in the brain that cause you to feel lust, security and trust. In my opinion, love is a warped term.
It used to be extremely simple. You find someone you like, you date them, you fall in love, you marry them, you have children. You then raise those children, and go on to die while still married to your first husband. You should feel comfort and respect for this person you have chosen to spend your life with.
The media has completely destroyed what love used to be.
In movies love is shown as an incredible passion, as a feeling of gravity towards another person. That there is only one person in the entire world that can make you feel like you’re “flying”. This is all untrue.
Love isn’t completely about intimacy. It is about comfort and security. Yes, there is a certain amount of passion. However, it is not even close to the amout the media tells us it should be. This feeling of ”love” has also ruined the idea of marriage to another person. 50% percent of first marriages, 67% of second and 74% of third marriages end in divorce. Because the definition of “love” has been changed so much in the past years. People get married in the spur of the moment, without thinking about what is going to happen in the rest of their life. Without thinking about who they are marrying. This is due to the “passion” they feel. That is not passion, that is merely lust. You cannot actually love someone you barely know. Real people who are in love disagree, they get on each other’s nerves, and they know each other longer than two months before they commit to spending their lives together.
Movies like Titanic, Twilight and yes, even Avatar show people who “fall in love” in less time than it takes to take a plane from Canada to Australia (less than a week, more than a day). They then completely throw their previous life out the window, and everything in their life turns into an obsession. I’m not saying these movies are good. I’m not saying I hate love. I’m saying I hate what the media has turned love into. Love used to have so much meaning. Marriage did too. Now they both seem like nothing in this world. Nothing at all. Just two words that use to have deep meaning in society.
Do you agree? What do you think about the media’s portrayal of love?