We always talk about “Love” and “Friendship”. No matter how hard you try, differentiating these two terms in difficult, or I would say impossible. However, there are a few factors based on which we can come up with a few differences.
Well, maybe, I am wrong. But different people will give different opinions on these two terms. So, if you think I am wrong, then friends, I would love to hear your opinion about friendship and love. Please share your thoughts with me through the comment section.
Let’s Start With Love- You Are In Love, Right?
Love, a word when you hear it, it instantly creates a strong emotion inside you. It happened when all your feelings started moving towards a particular person. In the case of people who are in a relationship (romantic), it can be termed as a “personal attraction”, and when it comes to friends and family, it becomes “attachment”.
I would say it acts a robust foundation of interpersonal relationships that generally develops between partners, friends and family. Sometimes love becomes compassion. Well, it’s up to you to define this term the way you want and how you understand it.
But we all know; is no it impossible to define? Let me ask you something. How would you react when you see your partner (lover) after a long time? Can you explain it? We all say a common line “I am very happy to see you here” or “Thank God, you are back”. But these words come from the mind. But what about the words that are cultivating inside your heart! You can’t bring them out. That’s love.
Let’s Move To Friendship- We All Have Many, Right?
In simple words, friendship is all about a mutual affection where two or more people decides to create and maintain the “Intrapersonal bond”. Furthermore, it also includes your ability to build a true camaraderie towards your peers by compassion, communication as well as mutual understanding.
The foundation of friendship includes altruism, honesty, love (Don’t consider this as physical one), sympathy, empathy as well as affection. Different from your romantic relationship edition, friendship, in nature, is chaste.
Sometimes We Fall In Love With That Particular Friend
We, humans, are a very complicated thing. In fact, we don’t know what we are doing and just keep doing the things that we like. Another thing is, we move sharply toward that person who shows more love and care to us. Right? Well, I think while reading this, you might have that person in your mind. That’s good. Friends, that’s natural.
So, this is a thing that makes us fall in love with that person, and every act that the person performs will make you move more closer towards him/her. There is nothing to feel bad. As I told you, when someone cares for us, we want that person to be with us all the time, that the feeling of love.
What should you do? I think you should express all your feelings to that person. Or you should remain silent and enjoy “One-sided love”. Well, even I am also in confusion. It can be a good idea or can turn out to be a nightmare.
But if you have confidence in your friendship, then say him/her without thinking much about the future. You are the one who can only answer this. I have seen people (my own friends) suffering in silence. The reason is the fear of losing that friend. They said it feels good, but what if that particular friend also loves you? So, you should speak up. Sometimes, it can transform into a romantic relationship.
- Some say friendship is all about “Trust” and love can be defined as “Sacrifice”. But what I think is, love also includes “Trust” and friendship also sometimes demands “Sacrifice”.
- You can go for as many friends as you can. But when it comes to love, you should express your love to only one person, the person who can be your soulmate.
- It has been seen that a person shows a strong feeling of hurt if the “true loved one” is suffering from pain. Such type of feeling may not be there in friendship. But in a few cases, we can see such a strong friendship.
- Friends may not stay awake and think of his/her friends throughout the night. But, when you are in true love, you won’t be able to sleep and will keep dreaming about your lover. Well, it may sound little filmy type, but it is true.
- When it comes to love, people may expect a physical element. I think you all know about the term “living relationship”. But, in friendship, friendship doesn’t involve that physical element.
You may find a lot of differences between friendship and love. But there is one important thing, without which you can’t feel the love and friendship. And that thing is “A Pure Heart”. Always try your best to maintain your friendship and love.
So, friends, if you have time, then go on and share what you are thinking right now.