“Love is a serious mental disease.”
This quote left me speechless, not cause it is so close to the truth, but cause it is so simple yet so complex. I even believe there could be volumes and volumes of books dedicated to just this little, simple yet complex, quote.
What is a mental disease? Well, according to http://www.dictionary.com, a mental disease is “any of various disorders in which a person’s thoughts, emotions, or behavior are so abnormal as to cause suffering to himself, herself, or other people.”
With that definition in mind, we can easily say that when somebody is in love, they relinquish all control over their thoughts. Their emotions become abnormal? I would have to say YES!!! Perhaps even the way they behave with others as well?
Every single aspect of life changes, it’s like walking blind in the desert where the only thing that taunts you is the uncontrollable wind.
When we are in love, we forget about ourselves and the things that makes us happy. We focus only on the other person, WHY? Simple really, cause we love that feeling of bliss we get when we are with the loved person, that unconquerable illusion that everything is possible.
In our world LOVE has become an addiction and SELF love is no longer a goal or even a word. Plato was right. Could it be possible that if we love ourselves, our perception of love could change? In the future, could love be an incentive or would it stay forever as a goal?
In effect, times change, but there are things that seem to stay the same and one of those things is LOVE. Would the time come when we say “Plato was wrong”?
The sad part about all of this is that we all have been infected with that disease ones in our lives, some others continue getting infected without learning the biggest lesson of them all: LOVE IS A BEAUTIFUL THING, BUT ONLY IF YOU LOVE YOURSELF THE WAY YOU WOULD LIKE OTHER TO LOVE YOU (arguably the most difficult task of a human being).
Love conquers all but it also destroys. There is so much behind that four letter word that meets the eye. Love is not just pink hearts all the time, love is sacrifice. Love tears apart every sense of SELF and shatters hearts. There is so much more I could try to express, but it is a big spiral; it would never end.
Indeed, we need love in the world but at times it could be harmful to ourselves. At times, it becomes a deep obsession and obsession could eat a human being alive. Madness could be right around the corner when it comes to love. Our father of Philosophy was right, “Love is a serious mental disease.” (Now, that is my opinion)
Leave your thoughts about this quote, I am intrigued to read how you perceive this quote or how you can dissect it further. Thank you and don’t forget to think, for a thing will be just a thing, until you think beyond that thing.