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Reading Comprehension -What is Love?


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What is Love?

Love can be defined as an intense emotion of deep affection or romantic attachement to someone. At the philosophical level, love is a strong feeling or virtue which represents all of human kindness, compassion, and affection. For some religions, such as Catholicism , "God is love". The love of God is also attached to other religions like Islam.

As a stronger form of like love is commonly contrasted with hate (or neutral apathy); as a less sexual and more emotionally intimate form of romantic attachment, love is commonly contrasted with lust; and as an interpersonal relationship with romantic overtones, love is sometimes contrasted with friendship, although the word love is often applied to close friendships.

The word love can refer to a variety of different feelings, states, and attitudes, ranging from generic pleasure ("I loved that meal") to intense interpersonal attraction ("I love my partner"). "Love" can also refer specifically to the passionate desire and intimacy of romantic love, to the sexual love, to the emotional closeness of familial love, or to the platonic love that defines friendship, to the profound oneness or devotion of religious love. This diversity of uses and meanings, combined with the complexity of the feelings involved, makes love unusually difficult to consistently define, even compared to other emotional states.

Nevertheless, love in its various forms acts as a major facilitator of interpersonal relationships and, owing to its central psychological importance, is one of the most common themes in the creative arts.

Source: Wikipedia

Comprehension:

  1. Love can be easily defined
    a. True
    b. False
  2. Love is never associated to friendship
    a. True
    b. False
  3. Love is a favorable artistic theme
    a. True
    b. False

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