love and lust

Topics: Love / Pages: 2 (770 words) / Published: Feb 24th, 2015
“…but I can’t help falling in love with you”. That classic love song that was composed some time ago by Elvis Presley. It makes people wonder did her really know what love was or what was going on? Everyone has experienced “love” at some point in their lives. But do people really know the difference between love and infatuation? When comparing these two theoretically the meanings are a world apart but differentiating between the two in a real life scenario is no easy task. Love is said to be tenderness and passionate affection that is directed at someone else while infatuation is just blind, foolish and exaggerated passion towards another individual.
Infatuation can be compared to a falcon’s eye, the mere fact that it focuses on the physical appearance can justify that comparison. This means that when infatuated an individual will be looking for attributes that they find attractive, for instance, the cutest girl or best looking guy. On the other hand love is different, it overlooks all flaws. When a person is in love the physical aspect, or even the nature, of another individual does not seem important. This includes religion, and even gender boundaries. Yes, for lack of better words, love is blind.
Another point would be that infatuation is short-sighted and short-lived. Distance and time hinder relationships that are based on infatuation. It can be equated to building a sand castle near the sea tide, the person knows it will crumble but they still go ahead and do it. In great contrast love is eternal. The distance between two lovers would not weaken the relationship. No, it would actually create a deeper bond and fuelling the desire to be together would burn even brighter.
Furthermore, infatuation is impulsive. It makes sporadic decisions. It does not allow an individual to ponder and decipher on the right moment. It goes with gut instincts and makes decisions to satisfy the lusty desires that they embark. On the other side of the spectrum there is love, now

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