Can You Love Someone Too Much?

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Can You Love Someone Too Much?

By | October 1999
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What a question to ponder! I have tried writing this essay many times and have realized that this is a very difficult topic. "Is it possible to love someone too much?" If you look at the question you first must define what love is and what it means to you before you can determine if it is actually possible to love someone too much.

The Webster Dictionary defines love as "profoundly tender, a passionate affection for another person". In my opinion, to love someone is to care not only about them as a person but also about their well being. You can love a person even if that individual does not feel the same way about you, or if the person just doesn't understand why you are feeling this way toward him or her. It's like when you're a little kid and your parents tell you all the stuff not to touch, not to do, and they keep on reminding you over and over again. They're reminding you constantly, not to get on your nerves, but because they don't want you to get hurt. They love you, and because of this strong feeling of love, they want to make sure you are safe.

To love someone is to have such strong feelings, so deeply felt that your life would not be complete or the same without them. You would do anything in the world to be with them and you will do absolutely everything for them because it feels good and right. This reminds me of a song by Canadian artist Brian Adams Everything I do I do it for you. He sings of a strong love in this song. A love that everything he does makes him feels so good and it feels so good because he is doing everything for her, the one he loves. The same feeling is described in the poem The Faultless Painter. In this poem there is a man named Andrea who will do anything for this girl whom he loves very much, but this feeling is not mutual. He makes promises, paints pictures and gives her the money to give to her lover because of gambling debts. This is what he means when he says: "I'll work then for your friends...

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