The Power of Love

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The Power of Love.
What does love mean?
Love is a word difficult to define, a word that can refer to a variety or a combination of emotions. Love is the most important thing to the survival of the human race because it allows humans to work together, plays a vital role in reproduction, is vital in our health, and allows us to connect with and understand the world around us. Let me first start with the four definitions of love as a noun. Love (n) denotes (1) “a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection, as for a parent, child, or friend.” Of the many different types of love people form over the course of their life span, the love between parent and child is among the most important. Love is already present even among newborns. When a baby cries, it is to draw to themselves that love and attention they need from their parent. (2) “A profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person.” (3) “Sexual passion or desire.” (4) “A person toward whom love is felt; beloved person; sweetheart.” All of these denotations go hand in hand. They are all describing interpersonal love, which is love among human beings. Interpersonal love is very important because it is this type of love that allows humans to work together. Working together is an essential survival tool for our race. We work together in the work place, to make a business to run properly. We work together to form a government that is responsible for running our country. We work together in relationships to make them last so that we may have a companion through life. Without this interpersonal love that drives us to work together in life, our chance of survival would be slim. Things would be in disarray and chaos would ensue. That interpersonal love is also a vital factor in the process of reproduction, and reproduction is one of the most important components in the survival of this planet. Reproduction means “making a copy, a likeness, and thereby providing for the continued existence of...
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