“Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own.”
I heard this quote so many times that started to question its meaning.So…I wondered whether it’s true or not.I think I found it in one of Nicholas Sparks’ books :”Dear John” but I’m not really sure.Anyway,maybe it doesn’t matter.
So…as I heard a lot of people talking about this subject I started to create my own opinion about “love”.For me,love is the most complex feeling that ever existed and I don’t think that it could be another one stronger than it.Well,I agree that pain is powerful but grief comes from love all the time.Another saying sounds like this:
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive outhate; only love can do that.”
I honestly believe that we should love ourselves.I’m not saying that a relationship is bad.Don’t get me wrong.In order to live a happy and healthy life we must love ,our personality,our job,everything.It’s normal to care about the happiness of the person you love the most but if you depend on others and build your own happiness according to them you can loose yourself in the process.When a break-up occurs or the person dies or something really bad happens your pain can be unbearable.Some might not survive it.
That’s why I love the first saying,because it makes me think about this side of love which is an amazing and beautiful feeling that it’s not only about the people around us such as friends,family,lovers but it’s about ourselves.Everyone is beautiful even though we make mistakes.We can learn from them and move on.Maybe that’s what life is about after all:figuring out for yourself a right path that only goes up.
In the end I want to share with you another amazing quote:
“Love yourself. Forgive yourself. Be true to yourself. How you treat yourself sets the standard for how others will treat you.”