"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, and it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, and it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres. Love never fails." (Author: The Bible: 1 Corinthians 13:4) Love is usually described in eloquent poems like the one above. Filled with factors that make our hearts race and minds wonder, love is usually a sentimental statement made by millions of people on a daily basis. But is that really what it is? In this essay, I will describe different types of love and what it truly means to people throughout the world.
To think of the word love, many things may come to mind. There is romantic love between couples, love for a child, parent, family member, friend, co-worker or stranger. There is love for certain pleasures in life such as sports, dancing, food, etc. Love can also be used as a verb to show how much we make like a certain thing. For instance, "I love this haircut!" And then there are physical aspects also know as love. Something that you carry inside your body that helps express your feelings rather that what is shown on the outside.
For doctors, love is a physiological thing. Chemicals are released in the body of those who are in love. One of those substances is phenyl ethylamine (PEA) nor epinephrine. This substance triggers the breakdown of glycogen and triacylglycerols, which provides the body a boost of energy. That gives people the high of being in love. (Pugh, 2001) With this comes energy, excited behavior, blushing, laughing, etc. According to medical research, love is something that is good for the body. Something medical experts promote people to have. However, even with this diagnosis, some may disagree and wish love never crossed their path.
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