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Is love worth fighting for?

February 17, 2018
  • Yes
  • No

Love is a subject that poets, philosophers, and even scientists have pondered for millennia. It’s like the chicken-and-the-egg situation – which came first, love or the desire to talk about it?

The United States, the home of Hollywood romance and a plethora of songs about heartbreak, presents a perfect backdrop for our question of the day – “Is love worth fighting for?”

Team YES: Fight for Love Like It’s the Last Slice of Pizza

“Where there is love, there is life,”

– Mahatma Gandhi

The proponents of the “Yes” camp believe that love, in its purest form, is worth every ounce of energy, every sleepless night, and every tear shed. After all, love is the very essence of life, driving people to do things they never imagined.

Considering statistics (because, why not?), 53% of Americans believe in soulmates. This suggests that over half the nation feels there’s that one person who completes them, a Jerry Maguire-esque “You complete me” kind of bond. Now, if you believed you had found that person, wouldn’t you fight for them?

Furthermore, love, like that steaming cup of morning coffee, often gets better the more effort you put into it. Relationships are about growth and understanding. If you never faced challenges, how would you ever learn about your partner’s strengths and weaknesses, or even your own?

Team NO: Love Should Be as Easy as Sunday Morning

“If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they’re yours; if they don’t they never were,”

Richard Bach

For those in the “No” camp, love shouldn’t be a tug of war. It should flow like honey on a warm day (just slower when you’re trying to make a sandwich).

Sunday morning cup of tea couple in the restaurant smiling, enjoying

Looking at it practically, 34% of Americans have said they’ve felt ‘relationship burnout’. They cite constant arguments, feeling unappreciated, or the sensation of walking on eggshells as reasons. So, for them, if love becomes a battlefield, maybe it’s time to hang up the armor and find a peaceful pasture.

Moreover, let’s peek into the minds of the millennials. According to a study, millennials are more likely to believe in personal fulfillment than previous generations. If fighting for love feels like a constant battle without personal happiness, many may feel it’s not the hill they want to die on.

Wading Through The Waters of Love

When love knocks on your door, or more realistically, when it swipes right on your dating app, the response is bound to vary from person to person. For some, love is like the golden ticket from Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory – rare, precious, and worth all the trouble. For others, it’s about a journey of self-discovery, where personal peace and mutual respect reign supreme.

A person in a rowboat navigating between two islands, one lush and vibrant representing passion and the other calm and serene symbolizing peace, with heart-shaped clouds overhead.

And here’s a quirky fact to toss into your love salad: Research suggests that the feeling of “falling in love” releases the same amount of endorphins as consuming a bar of chocolate or going on a roller-coaster ride. But unlike chocolate and roller-coasters, love’s effects aren’t momentary. They can linger, for better or worse.

So, if you find yourself wondering whether to tie your boxing gloves and enter the ring or relax with a cup of tea, remember love is as complex as a Rubik’s cube. Sometimes it aligns effortlessly, and sometimes it requires a bit of maneuvering.

But hey, isn’t that what makes love the ultimate adventure in the land of the free and the home of the brave? So, America, the choice is yours. Which team are you on?

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