Have you ever been heartbroken? Loved? I have. Lying is one of the most common ways to end up being heartbroken. I know this because I’ve lied before, and it resulted in a breakup. Not many people can admit they have lied, but they sure can tell you that someone is lying or that something is a lie. Those who don’t know what it feels to be loved or heartbroken are lucky. They are lucky because they don’t have to suffer from love.
Love is a mysterious thing that cannot be explained, and we adore it. This emotion is what makes us more than unique, but its counterpart, pain, is an inevitable result of mistreating it.Ironically, pain can also bring love. Sometimes people that have been hurt hurry to recovery, and like a fairy tale, they find their love and live happily ever after. That's an optimistic point of view, but in reality, heartbreak can't easily be healed. My best friend was a victim of a broken heart. He wrote this: “What was a heart, burned; what was love, gone; kindness is taking a serious weakness… guess it’s time for me to grow up.” I was astonished to hear such a thing coming out of him; I never thought he would care about such a thing as love.
I've concluded something about love: it’s a fantasy made by pain. Pain exists in every living thing, whether it walks, crawls, swims or flies. We use pain to understand what is going around us. Without pain, we would more or less be dead. Think about it. Pain helps us understand that something is too hot or too cold for us. We react to pain to prosper.
So why do we love love and hate pain? Like love, that's a mystery.
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