All you need is love, love is all you need

The Beatles caught on to something interestedly special with this song. As I get older, I find myself thinking about the meaning behind this song more often. When I first heard the song, it was on my father’s “louder than required” home stereo, and I just recollect the smirk on his face. Once the song was finished, he turned to me to see my expression. I had a grin from earlobe to earlobe. Wow, what a great song! I thought. That’s where a true love for the song originated, with my father.

In twenty-three years of life, I’ve seen the crueler side of people. Strangers who yell at you, who are aggressive, and verbally damaging to your moral. As if you don’t already have a feeling that the world has lost all of the good bits. Sadly, you only come across this more and more everyday you grow up. This brings peoples guards up which can result in surface level relationships, back stabbing, and gossip. Don’t you ever want that to stop? Is your guard up constantly from previous verbal trauma? The only sort of cure or remedy that I’ve discovered is love.

Love is the most powerful and complicated sensation that exists. It binds us all together and it could tear us all apart. It’s fragile, delicate, and requires a bit of nurturing, but it’s rewarding. Rewarding in the way that you’re surrounded by people who cheer you on in life’s difficulties. A support system that truly heals the body and mind. Love can make the cruelest person modify their behavior.

Everyone must think that we are meant to be surrounded by other people, and when you see people who choose to isolate themselves you should ask yourself why. Why is that person choosing, perhaps not willingly, to separate themselves from everyone? Isolation can breed into many other things: hate, insecurity, and pain. Why would you want any one to go through that, let alone at your own hands?

The answer to the question could lie in the very environment that surrounds you. Ask yourself these three questions:

  1. Do people around you lift each other up in support?
  2. Is there negativity or toxicity that prohibits people from showing their emotions?
  3. And finally, how are you treating others around you?

If any of those answer make you uncomfortable, then you need to correct it right away. Why should anyone have to deal with those kinds of feelings? It’s painful and leaves scares that in time will hurt themselves or others.

I’ve always found socializing tremendously difficult. I’m awkward, weird, and I don’t live like most people my age which makes it difficult to have a relationship that exists deeper than the surface. But I want to do things differently. I want to put love into this world and never leave a situation where I wished I should have acted differently. I want to put the time in to a relationship that is bound by love.

I’ll leave you with the following question. How much love do you see in your world? Could it possibly benefit from more?

I know that my wife and I travel uncharted seas into the unforeseeable future, but we know that love is all we need to make it through.

Cheers,

Alexander

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