The need for love cannot be overemphasised as everything we do in life is either to get love or to compensate for lack of love. Psychologists generally agree that the root cause of personality problems that usually surface in adult life are embedded and can be traced back to “compensate love withheld” during childhood which in most cases acts as a formative stage.
Just as plants need rain so do people need love. The world devoid of love is always a fertile ground for acrimony. It indeed becomes the breeding ground for violence and other evil vices. Any environment that inhibits traits of love from blossoming cannot avoid the penance of existing without it (love). Without sufficient love and acceptance, individuals exhibit all kinds of personality problems.
The presence of love in one’s life is solely responsible for the enhancement of inner peace. The truth of the matter is that anyone who has not received love cannot give or show love to others. Man is only capable of providing what he has.
If we are to talk about happiness, we need to understand that expecting joy becomes realistic when the need for love is fully met and satisfied. Of course, it is essential to accept the fact that love calls for self-denial and sacrifice.
This is exemplified by a proposition that when you love somebody, that person’s happiness becomes your priority. It even becomes more important than your happiness. That is why lovers are always willing to pay any price for the people they love.
One most important aspect of love is one propagated by Paul in the Bible in his letter to the Corinthians,
“Love suffereth long, and is kind; love envieth not; love avengeth not itself, is not puffed up.”
“Love doth not behave itself unseemingly, seeketh not his own is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil.”
“Love rejoices not in iniquity, but the truth” bible
“Love beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Love never fails.”
Let us always remember that peace does not denote the absence of conflict but how amicable disputes are settled and this is only possible when love is present.
I would suggest there are people who had love withheld in their childhood who are well adapted adults … we all react differently … and I know those who radiate unconditional love for all, that’s where I want to be!
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Your suggestion is valid we all react differently. Thanks for your time and suggestion
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