Difference Between Love and Infatuation
Disclaimer: I WROTE THIS... IT BELONGS TO ME. I wasn't really inspired by anything... though I could relate it somewhat to a quote I re-found after writing it. I wrote it as a school journal entry that we had to do, answering a question related to Romeo&Juliet. Out of the questions, I chose "What is the difference between love and infatuation?" and this is what I wrote, after 2 AM in the morning...
Love is the most powerful emotion known by humankind. It is beyond any precise explanations or scientific theories by even the most ingenious minds ever known. To put it simply, it is a mutual, extreme feeling built on the foundation of trust where you are willing to do anything for a certain person; to withstand or endure anything, no matter how painful, for the one you love.
Infatuation, on the other hand, is often misinterpreted as true love. You feel affection for someone, who may or may not return it; it is often one-sided. An example of infatuation is a crush - it can be one-sided, and is basically affection or deep admiration over someone's appearance, or characteristics, sometimes both. Furthermore, the image in the person's mind can be quite different than the true picture. Also, infatuation is MUCH more common that true love, despite how the two can be mistaken for each other.
In conclusion, always remember that the two ARE NOT true synonoms, despite what a dictionary or thesauras might tell you, and to always ALWAYS follow your heart, for it will NEVER lead you wrong...
So... what do you think? The teacher thought it was good, I guess because she gave me 10/10.
Here's the quote I was talking about:
Love is always patient and kind. It is never jealous. Love is never boastful or conceited. It is never rude or selfish. It does not take offense and is not resentful. Love takes no pleasures in other people's sins, but delights in the truth. It is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope, and to endure whatever comes.
-1 Corinthians 13/excerpt from A Walk To Remember (starring Mandy Moore, based on best-selling book)