Lust vs Love

Topics: Lust, Dictionary, Love Pages: 4 (1227 words) Published: October 19, 2005

The term "lust" as described by the Merriam-Webster dictionary is a follows: 1) "An Intense sexual desire."(mariam-webster 428) But can this be the only definitions of something we all have inside of us? NO! Lust is more than a desire and yes, it does have mostly to do with the sexual side of all of us but lust can be more than just a desire it can be a place of mind or at least a place you want to be. First let's go to the history of such a word, it comes from Middle English, old English from the word "desire" (Muffin 1). It is unclear how a word such as desire turned into lust, but welcome to the English language! Lust is also more than pure sexual desire it can be for power, appreciation or any thing else you really want or, in your mind, need.

Lust to me is a place of mind and not just desire, lust is that spot of the brain where you think "Jeez, if only I could have great hair like him", or, "I just wish that girl would look at me!" I believe this is better than the dictionaries' definition because just looking at the sexual side of it can misconstrue the meaning of it.

Confusion among most people is that when they think they "love" someone, it just might be lust. This happens more than people think. "I Love you" is much easier to say than, "I lust you a lot", because if you said that to your girlfriend she might not be too happy that you only want (or think about) sex from her. This is because lust is and always will be associated with pure sex.

The reality is that most relationships are based around the physical appearances and not emotion grit. "Love" in the dictionary has something to do with lust but is so much more, love is an emotion bond, an unceasing emotional connection that can be attacked over and over again without giving up ground. Lust or a ‘crush" if you will, is usually formed with little or no chance of a relationship.

Weighted love has been around since the Shakespeare's day. This can be...
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