That depends on what “real” means to you. If you have to be able to touch, smell, see, or hear something for it to be real, then perhaps love isn’t real. While many people have this viewpoint, it seems a bit too limited for me. Also, many of the things you see or hear are not real either. I saw a man cut a woman in half once and put her back together. That wasn’t real. It was just an illusion. I believe that the stars are real, but I can’t touch them. To me, feelings are much more real than some of the things you perceive with your five senses: sight, smell, hearing, touch, and taste.
Fear, anger, happiness, joy, and excitement are every much as real as love. In fact, love is probably more real than other emotions, if such a state can exist, because it is so easily manifested into so many actions. Although I am not a Christian, one of the best descriptions of love comes from the Holy Bible:
Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy.
Love is never boastful, nor conceited, nor rude;
It is not self-seeking, nor easily angered.
It keeps no record of wrongdoing.
It does not delight in evil,
But rejoices in the truth.
It always protects, trusts, hopes, and preserves.
There is nothing love cannot face;
There is no limit to its faith, hope, and endurance.
In a word, there are three things that last forever:
Faith, hope, and love;
But the greatest of them all is love.
Love is what brings breakfast in bed to your partner. Love is what makes you care for your child. Love is the reason someone feeds and bathes their parents in the last years of their lives, happy they are still with them. If that’s not real, then I don’t know what is.
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