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Running Head: PHILOSOPHY Genuine love: A discussion on what it means to love through examining its consistency and exclusivity Name Class University Genuine love: A discussion on what it means to love through examining its consistency and exclusivity Introduction The topic of love is discussed across a great number of disciplines but there have been very few satisfactory conclusions on the meaning of love.
The feeling of love is not consistent, but how one expresses love can and should be consistent in order to have stability within a relationship. Commitment is a part of love in the way that one promises to behave in relationship to the expectations that someone has for their life and how they exist within love. Parents will make a social contract with their children just as much as they make with their spouse and how they fulfill that contract is an important part of the relationship that they have with the one for which they love. The actions taken towards fulfilling that contract, however, are not the same as the feeling of love. In examining the nature of love as it relates to both consistency and exclusivity, the nature of the emotion of love must be defined separately from the actions that one will take in expressing love. Definition As much as the topic needs clarification, there does not seem to be one clear definition of love. As human beings, we attach love to procreation, loving our mates and loving our children. We love our family and our friends, varying the social meanings of that emotion as it is appropriate to the relationship that we have with others. The meaning of love, however, has been greatly avoided in its discussion. ...
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