Why Love Is Important: 7 Reasons Why Understanding It Makes You Better

Written by Jayant Menon Experience: 15 years

Why Love Is Imporant? Here are 7 reasons that let you know why!The majority of texts in any language, period of time, region, and combinations thereof have been written on love, and it never seems as if we have covered every aspect of this incredible feeling. It has been described as an emotion, a way of life, and even as the most important thing there is. While there are many facets and faces of love, we’re going to focus on what is traditionally, romantic love. Here are 7 reasons why love is important, and what you can do to find yours.

1. Connecting With Another Human Being

This may seem trivial, but it has been the key to the functioning of society as a whole for the last 5000 years. The ability to have an affectionate and intimate connection with another person, and to have that fondness returned is an anchor to base the rest of your development and future around.

2. Why Love Is Important? It Is A Path To Self Discovery

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Love can reveal a lot about ourselves that we may not have already known. Our preferences, tastes, morality, thought processes and instinctive reactions when we are in love reveal a lot about our character to ourselves upon reflection, especially considering that we are in situations where we may never have been before.

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3. Sex

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It doesn’t have to, nor should you demand it, but romantic love for your partner, when returned by them, can lead to intimacy and sex. Sex is a most important element in our lives, a crucial need that has to be fulfilled, and what better way to scratch that itch than with someone you love? For intimacy and sex go hand in glove.

4. Why Love Is Important? It Is An Excellent Source Of Motivation

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When you’re in love, you always tend to strive for better and not just in a vain sense either. That is to say, it is not merely for the sake of your partner loving you more (though that certainly is a motivation) but also, to do better in life, to set new goals, and generally strive for the best. The upswing in positive thoughts is also noticeable and that itself makes a big difference.

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5. Love Is A Reformer And Teacher

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In the same vein, love is also a great reformer. Have a bad habit that annoys your SO (significant other)? Likely that if you are in love that is reciprocated, you will defeat the habit and be rid of it, whether it is the fact that you’re late, lax with your upkeep or even if you smoke. In the same way, if you are in love, and you make all of the above efforts, but for reasons the love goes sour, you still learn many vitally important life lessons even through the heartbreak. Just remember not to be too hard on yourself, and that if you had one bad restaurant experience, you’re not going to be giving up on eating out, though of course, we realize the two are not the same. The point still stands.

6. Why Love Is Important: Because It Is The Greatest Feeling

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Isn’t it? But don’t take our word for it, just read any of the majority of the classics of the twentieth century that deal with the topic, or watch any of the classic films (or even the not so classic ones) etc. You get the drift. Being in a healthy, two way, loving relationship is an incredible feeling, and is one of the pinnacles of the brief existence that is our life. And make no mistake, it is a feeling, a state of being, one most definitely worth striving for.

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7. The Future Is Yours

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Love is thus a support structure for you to build your ship on. Whatever future you envision, whatever methods you want to follow, and wherever you see yourself going, you know that you have someone by your side who believes in you, trusts you, wants to see you succeed, and always has an ear for you. This is why love is important.

Now we said we’d focus on romantic love, but we also said we’d help you find your love – and that means that we have to mention just one more type of love – love for yourself. For you see, it is incredibly hard to find love without loving yourself first, and even harder to keep it.

Loving yourself and who you are means that when you do fall in love with someone, you will be doing so because of an attraction to the person, their traits, their beauty (inner and outer) and their personality, and not because you are using them to cover up your own insecurities. Loving yourself means being less needy in a relationship and less demanding, leading to a much healthier relationship all around which is filled with even more – you guessed it – love. So know why love is important, love yourself, and the rest will fall in place.

Jayant Menon

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