According to Google love is defined as: noun:love; plural noun: loves
- 1.an intense feeling of deep affection.
- a deep romantic or sexual attachment to someone
- a great interest and pleasure in something
- a person or thing that one loves
verb: love; 3rd person present: loves; past tense: loved; past participle: loved; gerund or present participle: loving
- 1.feel a deep romantic or sexual attachment to (someone).
- like or enjoy very much
Now according to Google love is both a noun and a verb, meaning it is both a feeling and a action. But what happens when the feeling affects the actions you perform for others. Some people believe that your actions, and what you do for people is how you express your love. And when those actions are no longer being done, the love is gone. That’s when unconditional and conditional love comes in.
To love somebody unconditionally means to love them threw whatever. It means practicing forgiveness and not falling out or giving up on them on the first sign of trouble. Unconditional love does not mean that you will let somebody walk all over you or let people take advantage of you. It means that you fight for a relationship or friendship. You don’t give up easily. And you truly love somebodies character and who they are as a person, not what they do for you!
Now of course conditional love sounds exactly how it is read. It is based off of conditions. It is I love you for what you do for me and now what you don’t do that or I don’t like the way you are carrying yourself or treating me now; I don’t love you. It is very manipulative, material and fake. It isn’t love at all actually. Its convenience.
We are in a day and age where love is more conditional then unconditional. We are so used to throwing each other away and not fighting for relationships that nobody loves anybody unconditionally anymore. These relationships don’t have to be romantic: friendships are not working out either. I know people who have been friends for a lifetime that no longer even speak to each other over a falling out. Family members that walk pass each other and don’t even speak. Unconditional love is being something foreign. Its becoming non-exist.