What is love? 
The world wars that broke up many years ago have many interesting lessons which if deliberately analyzed, could solve many present day crises not just to the society at large but also to our individual lives. The killing of Cain by Abel and the released of the secret of the power of Samson by himself to Delilah could not be unconnected to the misunderstanding of a single word selfishly interpreted by different people to soothe their various purpose at each point in time.
Love! love!! love!!! Interacting with many people of different works of life, i could not get a single definition that holds water since a soldier will tell you that by protecting the national territory, he is ready to kill, a rebel will also say that he can kill to protect the right of its people all in the name of love so, who is right or wrong? With a closer view pertaining to our daily lives, it is very obvious that the betrayals and disappointments we all experience today is still under the same umbrella of the misconception of the word “love”.
Have you ever heard a statement such as “i revealed my best friend’s secret to her fiance for the wedding not to hold because of love” ? Now tell me, can this betrayal of secret be justified for revealing such “secret” knowing that it will cause harm to her friend or that she prevented someone from entering into an everlasting blind marital vows? The English oxford dictionary defines this very word in relation to the above context in summary as “a strong feeling of affection”.
Haha, let us break it down. Let us substitute the word “affection” with “emotion”. I know many would not object to it. The current definition now will showcase the hidden meaning with a feeling coupled with mixtures of fear, joy, sorrow etc. A clear reason why some Facebook users have their relationship status as “complicated”. Even those that defined it as a strong bond between two people, in their good times it can mean joyful while in their odd times it can mean sorrowful: bond is bond.
The bond of matrimony binding our grand parents during their days cannot be different with the age of civilization. The three thousand wives of the biblical Solomon did not apply hatred among themselves otherwise, there would not have been additional ones as concubines. Can love really have different meanings at different times? Is there really a modernized misinterpretation of the word love blended with infatuation? This draws me to the question: why do people fall in love? …to be continued