“Only the people in love live, others just exist”
For all those reading this quote your first reaction would probably be, “Yeah, yeah…”, “That’s not true, if I’m not in love it doesn’t mean I’m not living!” or “Oh, here’s another improbable idea”. Reactions that can be expected from people who have been hurt in a previous relationship. Such as, a man who has given everything, but unfortunately his efforts were wasted, a man unable to admit to himself that he’s lonely and needs to know this wonderful feeling they call – love. Love is a feeling lost by those who would react in such a way to this quote because they are unable to take it serious and consequently look at life as a game. However, there are few who contemplate the first thoughts and feelings that they would usually reject. I considered myself to be one of those people who overlooked everything different from my point of view and my everyday life. Furthermore, I retained all my principles in life without changing them, but acknowledged the opinions of others. Nonetheless, there comes a time when a man might, as the time passes by or with the increasing of his life experience, begin to change his perceptions about the things that happen to him. He matures, has realizations, forms interests, and grows understanding as if being transferred to a different world, bearing different emotions.
There are many different understandings and composed thoughts as to the meaning of being in love. People fall in love with a play at the theater, a song they hear on the radio, a place of beauty, a specific article of clothing, a favorite dish or just life in its simplicity. It’s such a good feeling to have with the way it makes us happy, smile, and feel, but let’s not forget that there’s a difference between being in love and just liking something very much. Love is a feeling more prominently felt between two human beings. The relationships a man forms with the people around him are perhaps the most important in life, it’s the force that drives it, it’s everlasting, and it stretches past our limited comprehension of the world, where everything is just temporary, even if we like it or not – it has its term and like our lives it will end. Isn’t it ironic? People put such effort in life to achieve the perfect career, receive the best education or to have an overwhelming amount of riches, but they’re left feeling empty essentially because those possessions have no meaning or substance without those to share the most intimate and sincere emotions with. Want it or not, love is a crucially vital essential in life that gives us existence, it’s the most important element in life worth putting efforts towards.
The love of a person goes through certain stages, but I think the key-moment is when you fall in love. Everyone has been in love with someone at least once in their life, it’s an unmistaken feeling. The feeling of being weak in the knees, butterflies in the stomach, nerves going crazy, anxiousness, face going red, and those are just some of the symptoms. However, I depict the word “in love”, as having in its contents a deeper meaning. When someone’s in love they change as their entire world begins to change. His eyes begin to sparkle with a glow and shine of beauty and positive thoughts become ever-present in their mind. When people are in love, they become improved, inspired, motivated, find strength to endure the fluctuations of life, find the beauty in the worst, feel happy, energetic, and feel alive.
As for myself, I love the feeling of being in love. I enjoy meeting different people, getting to know them, and learning interesting things about them to the point where I am able to unravel them to their core. I love being inspired by others around me, seeing the world through their eyes, and through this process collect a part of them that impressed me the most and left an imprint in my mind. Respectively, it makes me feel like my life is more colorful, beautiful, and true. I believe myself to be a very caring person who has a big heart. I didn’t always fully understand what is to be one, but I’ve now acknowledged the feeling I have inside of me that makes me consider otherwise. Over the years I realized what really makes me happy is having a big heart, loving others, and to be in love with this strange creature they call “man”. To be in love with his qualities, his quirks, his pain, his hopes, and his most cherished dreams. In actuality, falling in love keeps my mind under-pressure, but not in a negative way, just in a very special way. In this moment, I feel as if a light inside me grows bigger and bigger wanting to launch outward to grant the others around me with smiles and happiness. In this moment, I feel as if every cell in my body is filled with so much love and an assertive energy so powerful filling me up even in my darkest days, making me function, sprint towards the adventures of life, and helping me enjoy and appreciate the little things in life. Indeed, it’s a feeling I love to have and hope to never depart with. Although, it may not always lead to good things especially when it becomes an uncontrollable force and brings frustration, tears, and grief. It’s not robbing the human soul, but taking it on the road to discover inner truth and qualities that we never imagined having, leading us to much more valuable things. Values such as exploring our strengths and our existence, with whom we will be able to find true happiness. That’s why, as much as I pouted, as much as I regretted certain situations, I would never eliminate the feeling of being in love from my life. I prefer to fall, get up, and fall again, suffer, risk, learn, and pass through it all over and over again than to remain indifferent. Indifference is the killer of all that exists inside of me and all the effort, valuable lessons, relationships, and life that has been given to me to discover myself and fulfill my mission in this world. I prefer to feel alive!
I have come across this quote from the great Shakespeare in many occurrences, but never really paid attention to it. It’s probably similar for most people, but not everyone has the same attitude towards it as I do, nevertheless I guess most of us would agree at some point in our lives with his words. As naïve as it may sound I believe that love makes the world a better place. I believe that it’s the foundation for everything and that only love can change people, solve problems and expel all faces of evil. Maybe people will continue to deny the notion of falling in love and will continue to rebel through the trials of life without it being part of their life. However, sooner or later everyone will reach that conclusion and realize how much truth is contained in the nine words put together by Shakespeare and see the true value of what they mean. Of course, everyone has their own opinions and choices as to how they want to live and know what is best for themselves as far as what to believe and pursue. Nonetheless, I sincerely hope someday they could feel in love as I do and the happiness, passion, and power to create beautiful things around them. In addition, I hope they will be able to most importantly feel alive, feel the essence of what they’re made for, and the reason of their existence on this planet.