Every single day we hear someone saying “I LOVE YOU” to some other person on this planet.
This often occurs in our age i.e. teen age where, the youth often misinterpret the actual facets of the words v.i.z. Infatuation, true love and flirting.
If we take some pages out of our book and see life with open eyes, I am pretty certain that, we will in the near future understand the actual meaning of these words.
In these many years, I have seen my friends falling prey to this pitiful four letter word and have lost their way because of it. A friend of mine from seventh grade here in New Delhi thought that a girl from the same class was committed to him and he started following her like a honey bee does, but as time passed on, he found that it was all in vain. He took an extreme step by cutting his hand with a compass.
Now, here the question arises “Was it true love or had he understood the true meaning of it?”.
I would dare to say no, because the word love has different meanings. It is not necessary that it should be between a boy and a girl; it can be between any living souls on this planet.
Love is the relationship where we strive to fulfill each other’s expectations without being cynical towards them. In friendship, we see the affection of one over the other. If a friend of yours becomes emotional when you are saying something or reacting to an unexpected situation then separation becomes a sort of emotional bonding between the concerned individuals.
It happened to me when I came here from Madurai two months ago. But this past time, I have found some close friends who reciprocated the same emotion when I set out to travel once more.
So, in general, society often makes wrong observations and blames the youth, if they utter the word “LOVE”, but we can’t hold them wrong. It is because a majority of youngsters today are more liberated and come from a more evolved strata of society.
Times have changed and society too needs to change. They should not always read between the lines of the so called word “LOVE”, because, the more they suspect, the more the antagonize the youngsters and chances of something going wrong increase.
For someone, love can be due to a feeling of seclusion from their dear ones. This emotional attachment is perennial in nature, no matter where or when, it will happen, if it has to……
Love is the relationship of life
From: S.SHRINATH ATHREYA
IILM Institute, Gurgaon