“Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” – Robert Heinlein
You know what’s funny about this? I was just having the conversation the other week about how I get my energy from being around others. Many will say, “Go home, relax, recharge.” When really I need the opposite, I need to get out, soak up the positive and healthy energy of others. When others are happy it makes me happy. It’s just who I am. I’m happiest when my friends and family and others around me are happy.
So, I guess what I’m saying is that I love people! Like, I genuinely just love all people. Yes, there are times when I say, “Man I hate people!” But I don’t mean it (hate is too strong of a word to mean it, maybe I shall use a different word next time), I’m just annoyed with ignorance at the moment or maybe just taking out my mood on others. Because when it comes down to it I find the uniqueness of individuals to be so intriguing and fulfilling. I love to learn about any and everyone, their interests, their backgrounds, how their minds work, etc. Even seeing strangers around me laugh and be happy, makes me happy. I LOVE it! This all sort of completes me in a corny Jerry McGuire kind of way, it’s hard to explain. People are just beautiful to me and it is their quirkiness and possibly the things they consider flaws that I love the most.
So “love,” here, in this quote, to me, isn’t romantic love necessarily, just LOVE in any term of the word! I’m in love with people haha As funny as it may sound, It’s a condition I have.