Society Has Forgotten How To Love And Be Loved
Start writing a post

People Have Forgotten How To Love And Be Loved, And It's A Heartbreaking Way For Us To Live

Where did our humanity go?

People Have Forgotten How To Love And Be Loved, And It's A Heartbreaking Way For Us To Live

I think I can speak for all young adults when I say we struggle hard with figuring everything out. We overthink day in and day out about what we are called to be and what we are called to do. At least I do.

I think we have all forgotten a truly vital part of life, and that's to love and to be loved.

In a world where things are disposable, where we look for the next best thing over and over, where we constantly are looking at things we desire, we have forgotten to love others. We are so obsessed with what we want to achieve. We are so in the dog eat dog mindset that we forget we are really called to love one another. We live in a more and more individualized world where people are only looking out for number one, but I honestly think this is toxic to who we are as humans.

There's a Bible verse that has always resonated with me because my mom had it all over the house while I was growing up. I know a lot of people are probably going to roll their eyes at this one, but it's 1 Corinthians 13:4-8.

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails."

No matter if you're a religious person or not, I think we are called to love each other.

Even if we didn't grow up in the same neighborhood, drive the same car, have the same hairstyle, if someone is LBGTQ, if someone doesn't have the same political views as you do, and if someone doesn't believe in what you believe in. We are called to show love to people, and I think we are forgetting that now.

When we struggle we want to be loved and to be shown love... So why don't we show love? If we desperately yearn for it in times of need, shouldn't we be showing it when we don't "need" it?

We need to show others they matter, that no matter how heartbreaking their situation is they are still immeasurably loved.

We need to lend a hand to people who are struggling whether we can see it or not. We need to start meeting people where they are because THAT is what we are called to do, ladies and gentlemen.

I think maybe we need to spend a little less time thinking about number one and a little more time thinking about people around us who need our help or, in other words, our love. In order to help heal our world of the heartbreak we continuously see, we must be willing to love others. There are so many people who are heartbroken in the world, and we have to meet them where they are and love them.

Otherwise, where did our humanity go?

Follow Swoon on Instagram.

Report this Content
Allison Fishman

1. Why is Wilson Hall so complicated to navigate? Even as a senior, I still get lost in Wilson. As a freshman, I was warned about the unnecessary complexity of the building, was laughed at by upperclassman for my confused looks on the first day of school and walked and rewalked the whole hall before finding my classroom. #annoying.

Keep Reading... Show less

Blair Waldorf For governor of new york

What life would be like if the people were led by Queen B.

Blair Waldorf For governor of new york

Cynthia Nixon, a.k.a Miranda from Sex and the City, is running for governor of New York. I think that this would be the best decision that has been made in a while solely based off of the fact that almost no one knows New York like the cast of Sex and the City. This got me thinking about who else would be a good candidate to take over the city of dreams. Then I realized that Blair Waldorf, if she were a real person, would be my number one choice for governor. Here are five reasons why Queen B would be an excellent ruler.

Keep Reading... Show less
Student Life

Why Littles Rock

Who doesn't want to be an awesome big?


We see ourselves getting further into the semester.

Keep Reading... Show less
Student Life

10 Things To NEVER Do In College, EVER

Just a little advice for the start of a new semester.

Wikimedia Commons

College — a new place with new people and a new you! You're ready to get a fresh start on a new campus; before you start, however, there are some social rules that you should know. These are suggestions that you are not required to follow, but they are highly recommended. Here are ten things you probably should not do from now on.

Keep Reading... Show less

America's biggest party schools

These are known for their lively party scenes

America's biggest party schools
Determining which schools are the biggest party schools is often subjective, but a some statistical factors you could use to make a judgement include (1) consumption, (2) drug usage, (3) strong greek life presence, (4) campus police records etc.

When a student at Auburn was recently asked, she explained: "These schools usually have, like, a super vibrant social scene, lots of Greek life (like my amazing sorority, duh!), and tons of exciting events happening all the time. I mean, we're talking about tailgates, themed parties, mixers with fraternities, and just, like, so much fun. But don't get me wrong, we still, like, study and go to class and all that. It's just that at a party school, the social life and having a good time are, like, major priorities for students."

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments