What Is True Love?


In the 1997 Disney cartoon Hercules, the city of Thebes, Greece, is under direct attack by the Titans, a group of monsters that have been released by the God of the Underworld, Hades. Amidst the destruction, a column from a Greek building falls towards the film’s hero, Hercules. Meg, who’s secretly fallen in love with Hercules, pushes him out of the way and is crushed by the column. Running over to Meg, Hercules lifts the column off of her and she is barely alive.


Choking back tears, Hercules asks, “Meg, why did you… You didn’t have to… “


Meg responds, smiling through the pain, “People do crazy things… when they’re in love.”


True love is a term that is hard to define by the world’s standards. It can mean different things to each person.


I personally feel that true love is selflessness. True love is where you are willing to put another’s life above yours, even if it hurts you. True love sees past differences and sees the individual for what they are and what they can become. True love is when that special someone talks with you late into the night when you’re struggling or when one is willing to let you pursue a dream without protest. Most important, true love is the strongest force here on earth.


What is true love to you and what examples of it have you seen in your life?

2 thoughts on “What Is True Love?

  1. True love can be defined as unconditional love. Selfless most definitely. Dont get me wrong.. unconditional love is also self love. You can see the bigger picture and evaluate the other person..or situations..and understand what needs to be done not what you feel or think should happen but what is needed at that time for that person from that person to that person. It is what we all possess and have in us.. but it may bnot be fully “tapped” into. Which is where people mix up what they feel true/uncobditional love is as opposed to what it truly is.


  2. For me true love is an art because it is beautiful when you see the form is taking, love is a treasure that no everyone can find, love is a lot of work, love is stoping thinking about me but us, love is hard and cofussing sometimes, love makes the person sometimes weak but mostly brave, love can make you sad sometimes but mostly happy. Love is complicated but wonderful, True love is forever.
    My favorite quote about true love is from the Book “A walk to remember”–Nicholas Sparks:

    “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 pleasure 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.”


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