Love has always been defined as an unconditional, selfless and Self-healing elixir of youth. But is that really true? Does love provide a cure to all the personal and interpersonal problems in the world? Well, maybe, but It takes a lot more than love to develop a relationship that is worthy of praise.
You can’t expect love to pay for your child’s school fee or your mortgage. It takes a lot more than that. Relationships are a constant struggle and love may provide the driving force to help you procure the important things in life. However, it’s a misleading statement that it is the panacea to all the corporate ills that infect us in a life time.
Here are some of these misconceptions:
1. Love is all you need to lead a good life.
There’s no denying the fact that love is an important aspect of one’s life but just because love is important does not mean that love is all that’s important to live a successful life. Practically speaking, you need food, a good place to live, basic human rights- money to live a ‘good’ life. Nothing will come from finding love and yet still sleeping out on the streets or starving days on end.
Love might quench your emotional thirst for companionship but can it quench your real, physical thirst for water? Sure, you can find ‘love’ but what happens when ‘love’ physically or mentally resorts to abusing you and denying you your basic rights? Would you still consider yourself as one of the few living the good life?
In the end, all you need is not just love. You need assurance and protection from the outside world for it possesses the capability of seriously harming you.