Saturday, September 26. 2009
“The Gift of the Magi” is a beautiful story – laid out in a very deliberate way, told through an emotional rather than clinical lens, and driven by a very particular version of romantic wisdom. It is the rare story where almost nothing seems to happen (at least in the present), yet the story’s events remain memorable years after one reads it. Perhaps this has something to do with the lessons it teaches, or with its hopeful ending.
Yet I wonder if we can do what we did with the princess in our last story – put ourselves in our heroine’s shoes. It’s one thing to say that “love is sacrifice,” and another thing entirely to live up to that ideal - to give up things that we truly care about in order to make our loved ones happier.
+ Do you think you can you live up to that ideal, and do you even want to?
+ Are you good at giving up the things you want?
+ When have you sacrificed – meaningfully – for someone else?
+ Could you do what our young couple does here, especially when you don’t have a lot to give?
+ Is it wise to base your love on sacrifice, or should love be based on something more? (If so, then what?)
These are your questions for the week. You can answer by presenting whatever evidence you like – things you’ve experienced or observed, relationships you’ve read about in novels or seen on film, etc. (In other words, don’t feel like you can’t answer this if you’ve never been in a relationship – look to the adults around you, your friends, or the literature and films you’ve consumed!) You must give me some reason to believe what you have to say about love and sacrifice!
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Love should be based on tolerance. If one enjoys something you don't like and you love him or her. You would be smart enough to realize you can't do anything except support them. If you support what your lover enjoys to do it will build a strong realtionship. If the lover becomes too obsessed than he or she is your lover.
Love that is based on tolerance can keep your realtionship strong. You can do what you like without being to obsessed and your lover can agree with you and visa versa. It will work if you truly love him and her. Although, it still means that you have to scarifice what your needs for your lover. Love is a difficult matter.
I completely agree with your topic sentence. It was well written.
I think it is kind of vague and it does not say what you believe but I agree with it
I agree what you are saying, also reread to make sure the sentences sond right
I have to agree with, Krishna, your sentences could have flowed together better. But other than that you had some really good ideas.
Very well written and thought out. Overall great writing !
Love is something complicated. It is based on the feelings for one another that keeps them together. Without the feelings, it is not love. Giving up something is hard; but doing it for the one you love will make everything better. Supporting the one you love and making sure your lover is happy everyday is the best thing you can do. A strong relationship is hard. It takes a lot of effort and work to maintain a strong relationship.
Love is something you should be willing to sacrifice for. But it is way more than that. If you just sacrificed for love, then you won't be there for your lover anymore. You won't be there to support them through the ups and downs. You won't be there for them anymore. Love should be something stronger. Something people can hold on to for a lifetime or even longer. It should be a feeling that no one other than the two people in love can understand. It is something that is precious; unlike the people who always say I can die for you. It is something totally different than that.
I agree, sacrifice is definitely key in a strong relationship.
i agree strongly with your description of sacrifice in love
"Supporting the one you love and making sure your lover is happy everyday is the best thing you can do." What a special sentence. Good job!
I like your second to last sentence, Flora...It's kind of funny...
Sacrifice is key in a strong relationship. It is wise to base your love on sacrifice because love is a sacrifice itself. Two people that love each other each have to sacrifice something every once in a while or else their relationship may crumble away. For example, one lover may have to give up something valuable in order to make their lover happy. Sacrifice is only one of the major components of a good relationship.
Although sacrifice is important in a strong relationship, love is based on more than just that. Love is also based on agreement. When two lovers can't agree on something, their relationship clashes and slips away. When two lovers do agree, their love can last for years. Sacrifice plus agreement equals love and a strong relationship.
love includes many things and sacrifice is something big, i agree
Angie, I think you made a good point! Sacrifice is really important in one's relationship. Goodjob!
I agree with you, sarcrifce is really the key of a strong and unbreakable lasting relationship!!
"Two people that love each other each have to sacrifice something every once in a while or else their relationship may crumble away." I fully agree with this part I used from your comment, Angie. That’s true, sometimes (not always) we have to sacrifice things we may love for someone else we love or our realtionship would slowly die or fade away.
To be in love is to be able to make sacrifices. When one thinks of sacrifice, one thinks of losing something forever. This is true, but in love, sacrifice is more than losing something forever. Sacrifice is to lose something to make those around you happier. When you are sacrificing for love, you are building on your relationship, and therefore providing happiness.
When one sacrifices for another in love, it is not life for happiness, but happiness for happiness. Like in "The Gift of The Magi". The hair of Della makes her lover, Jim, happy, but she wants to cut it so she could be happy for herself able to buy a present for her lover, and so that her lover is happy because of what she buys for him. Sacrificing may be a hard thing to do, especially in love, but it is a way to provide happiness and closeness within the relationship. Wherever sacrifice may happen, happiness will follow.
I agree with you, and i liked how you actually read some of "The Gift of the Magi" and put some of the storyline in your paragraph
Already read story ._.
Anyways, second paragraph was great: a great topic sentence and conclusion. The example from the book was a great support.
It's intresting idea that sacrificing to make someone happy and yet be happy yourself
Wow! This is interesting. I like your point of view and your writing style.
Even though I agree with love being based on sacrifice I believe that love should be also based on how much you want to be with that person. You should not sacrifice who you are just for love. Once you change you can never get back to your old self. In my experience I have seen that people give up on who they for love but they got nothing good in return and hoped they could change back. Love depends on how much you can sacrifice without changing who you are.
We, the people, are not that smart but we use many tactics to obtain love. The story “The gift of the Magi “proves my point but, the sacrifices that we make are worth it. Your love can be your strength and make you change for the better. The change will not mask who you are but help define who you are and who you will become. There is a big difference if you force yourself to change then it will always hurt you. When you change freely it helps you. So sacrifices are good if you know that you can get it back over time if you work hard.
sorry it is not spaced in between the paragraphs I just transfered from word 2007
Krishna this was great! I liked how you said there’s no turning back, and that’s correct. I mean you cant turn back when you already sacrificed something.
Sacrifice is not, in the strictest sense, sacrifice. Well, at least in the relationships, in a way, because you are giving up something for the good of the person you love, and they'll be happy(Unless you were wrong about your decision and your partner got mad for some reason, but I won't get into that right now). And if the person you love is happy, then you'll be happy and everything around you would go around smoothly.
So, is this topic about happiness as much as about love?
... Well, I can't really tell. Love is what drives you to give up something in the first place, but happiness is what everybody desires in this screwed-up world of ours, and everything just gets more complicated as you are forced to rethink about the basic elements of our life and...
Um... Am I thinking way too much?
Love can be difficult to handle. It’s something delicate and something that can affect you if you make the wrong choices. Sacrificing something is one of those choices a person will have to make. Sacrificing what you value for love is something everyone goes through. Many try to avoid that cost, but it’s the inevitable. Sacrificing shows something more than make someone else happy, but show that you care. Being selfish to not lose something will not provide a better satisfaction than seeing your own lover happy.
It seems hard to sacrifice something, but it can be for a good cause. It might seem that you don’t get anything in return, but it’s not what you see; it’s that bond that two people share that grows. That relationship will continue to grow, but sacrifices might be one of those causes to keep it going. Selfish acts may cause two lovers to separate, and that is the reason sacrifices are suppose to be made, to prevent that from happening. What you should truly value, instead of a material object, is your lover’s happiness. Sacrificing is difficult to do, and can leave a scar in you, but seeing your own lover happy should be enough to replace what you lost.
Very nice paragraphs, both of them have great reasons. Instead of being able to find great quotes around these two paragraphs, I can probably quote the whole thing.
I'm loving your last sentence. "...but seeing your own lover happy should be enough to replace what you lost." Very nice job.
Love is not about sacrifice but sometimes it may happen, it is about sharing, respect and if you’re a couple it’s like both of you is one person, where you share your love for each other and do what you can for each other. To me, love is all about respect and kindness for each other. When you fall in love or you’re in love with someone you know who truly loves you, it can be difficult, because you may not know what to do and then you might do something that’s wrong and it affects you. I have also seen people give up things just to be with the one they love and they do anything for them, they sacrifice the smallest things just for love. So that they can be with the person they truly love, and spend the rest of their lives with that person.
Sacrifice is a very important thing in a relationship, that’s part of what keeps you going with the one you love. Love is not all about being obsessed, its like a feeling that you will have when you truly do something to sacrifice for the one you love, for the one who’s there for you and for the one who truly loves you. Sacrifice can bring you good things, but more often sometimes they are bad, it depends on what you sacrifice to make yourself or someone you love to be happy.
Everything in your first paragraph makes so much sense, and your right, Love is not about sacrifice.
you're right! sacrifice is VERY hard especially if you're REALLY in love
Love is something that is strong and powerful that united the soul of the two, and makes it into one. It is all about compromising the differences between the two, in order to have something more and meaningful. However, sacrifices are hard to achieve, so only the ones that can truly let go the part of themselves to fulfill their other half, could taste the full meaning of love.
Often in the movies, two lovers would have a fight because the differences they have, and have a dispute over something the one thinks trivial but the other regards it with absolute importance. Gradually, they lose the feeling of love and turn it into a burdensome duty instead of something enjoyable. At the end, they eventually see through the misty clouds of misunderstanding that have obscured the meaning of love, and succeeding in rationally seek the middle ground. They then realize that love is really an act of sacrificing, and very different from losing but gaining more, and beyond.
I like the thought that you put into your writing. Great Job Yvonne!
The four simple letter word: love, is a mixture of numerous phrases, emotions, and expressions. Everyone desires for it, and many people acquire it. Experiencing love, a magical feeling, can bring out the best in people. It is truly based on sacrifice for one another. Love is a connection of two hearts from two different bodies, emotionally connecting as one.
To love someone is to sacrifice for them. As mothers all around the world have unconditionally sacrifice for their children, as donors have sacrifice for their family members in need, and as the people in war have sacrificed for the country they love. Unfortunately, no one would sacrifice without a motivation. People would not give unless there was a reason to. A reason as miraculous as love.
You had a catchy opening sentence and your descriptions of love were awesome. You also made some great connections and you mentioned different types of love. Good job.
I really like this: "Love is a connection of two hearts from two different bodies, emotionally connecting as one."
I like how you used your words to paint what you were saying about love. Great writing!
INCREDIBLE. I loved how you connected every aspect of your passage. It flowed beautifully!!!!!...I completely agree with you. Great examples by the way. Seanna I'm always like sooooooooooooo eager to read your blogs!!!!!!!!
I loved your description of love! I really like your writing style
Giving up something you value a lot is very challenging for anyone. But if I had to give up something I treasure, I would possibly do it. The reason I would do that is because a person whom I value is more important than the object. However, I wouldn’t give something up just for anyone; I would do it only for those who are very special to me. Generally, I am pretty good at giving up things. For example, I am told that I used to give up toys for my little brother if he cried for it when we were little. However, it would be really difficult to give up something like a kidney.
In the case of Della and Jim, I think it was easy in a way since there was only one thing to give up. At the same time, it was also hard since that was the only valuable they had. This was possible only because they loved each other. In my opinion, love shouldn’t be based upon sacrifice only. If I make a sacrifice and the person doesn’t want to reciprocate, then I might feel resentful. Instead, love should be also based upon trust and respect for each other. I think it’s because you need all those elements for love to truly work.
Whoa! Your last sentence, in your first paragraph really touched my heart. Love seems so clear now, thank you!
I like your second paragraph alot, very intresting and descriptive.
Sometimes you don’t have a choice when it comes to love. I mean who really wants to sacrifice something they like, or maybe even love? I would never want to give up something, but if it would make something like my bond with someone else stronger I would part from it with no regret. I know I’m the kind of girl that always tries to get what I want, so I don’t like to give it up once I had tried so hard to receive it. Of course sometimes I don’t succeed, so I end up throwing a fit but I’m not spoiled, just determined.
I would never know what it feels like to sacrifice something. I have never really parted from something for someone else. I remember when my friend made a big deal about when her parents where in this huge fight about a T.V. her dad just bought. Her mom told him that he would have to give it away because they couldn’t afford it. If he didn’t then she told him she’ll leave him. In the end her dad did give up the T.V. and of course her mother was happy. Love doesn’t always have to be about sacrfifice, though. It should be way more. Love should be how you think it should be. If you need someone to share your life with or maybe you just need someone to listen to your problems. Love is love.
True I agree with you, love is not just about giving, but much more, for it is complicated.
Love is mostly about sacrifice. There isn’t one person who goes on with a relationship without making sacrifices. If you love the person you are with, you should be prepared to make sacrifices for that person. Sacrifices help build relationships strong and helps the other person understand how much you care for them. To show you are willing to give up anything to stay with that person. That you would give them your heart and soul.
When you sacrifice something for someone, it doesn’t matter what it is your sacrificing. When my mom would get mad at my dad for playing the music too loud, or bothering her when she was in a bad mood, he would stop. Even if it made him entertained or even if he loved music since he was small, he was willing to sacrifice that. But once he stopped sacrificing, my parents broke apart.
Love is sacrifice. You wouldn't be in a relationship if you didn’t take a chance. Two lovers must get to know each other by sacrificing time towards one another. If you really think about it, every relationship deals with giving up something, sometimes something even really valuable. For instance, you might have to give up living in your hometown with your precious friends and family just to move in with your lover. However, if you truly loved this person, you wouldn’t mind. You wouldn’t mind giving up the whole world for each other. It is because you are in love. Yet sacrifice isn’t the only element in love; there is also forgiveness. You must be able to forgive one another because if you aren’t capable of this, your relationship would be a disaster and would eventually break apart. Therefore, in order to live and love in happiness, you must be able to forgive and sacrifice. If you could do this, your relationship will live on forever.
I agree that sacrifice isn't the only element in love, forgiveness also plays a key role.
This was very inspiration and I loved your passion! Well done!
Love. This thing we call love is a universal language that cannot be taught, but only acted out many different ways. There are basically two different forms of love: true love, and superficial love. Superficial love is when you claim to love someone, but really just want to get to something they have or you just want to make yourself look good. True love, on the other hand, is something that penetrates your soul, something undeniable that you feel together that nothing could constrict. It is only through this form of love in which you can make true sacrifices that would only benefit your partner and you only negatively.
I believe that sacrifices are a way to express love and devotion to a relationship. Even though some sacrifices for one another might be unbearable at times, they are required for any true relationship. I don’t think love should solely be based on sacrificial situations, but the whole spectrum from good to bad. I say this partly because it is not possible, and also because sacrifices are only a small part of the whole meaning of love. Love is a balance of happiness, challenges, sacrifice and making-up after it all. No matter what, sacrifice is the base of love between a man and a woman, and without you could never have true love.
i really liked how u wrote about two types of love, and defined both of them.
i agree that without sacrifices, there can't be true love.
When I first think, “love is sacrifice” it’s very hard to comprehend on what is truly based on love. Though for myself, I truly think I can live up to the ideal because its something you feel that makes you give up something caring and meaningful to you. If it were up to me I would take that risk and let something meaningful and something I care about let it be free. You have to let something go if you truly love that person or it. You cannot think of yourself because that would be selfish for your own needs and you would not have the ideal to think of the other person before yourself.
When it asks if I am good at giving things I want, I would have to answer no. I wouldn’t consider me a selfish person I would have to base it on the things I am giving up. Lets say if I am giving up a wonderful guy that I met and we truly are compatible for each other. But the world does not allow us to be together, it would only be the decision to never see him again and never to hear about him again, or let him go to someone I trust and know she will love him as I love him. But if its something meaningful to me in the world I would have to let that person go even if it means hurting myself in the end.
During my whole life the only time I have ever sacrificed something meaningful that truly meant a lot to me happened to me today, though I don’t recall for someone else. I am a Catholic who alter serve in mass. I had the opportunity to kneel during consecration of Jesus Christ but the thing that is bad about kneeling it goes against the new stupid rules they had when alter serving. Though today I was the bigger person, God put me a task to test my faith. If a different type of prayer would make me feel different about God or the way I pray to him. So today I did not kneel and that was such a huge part and difficult path to choose but I came out with hope and strength.
During the “Lady and the Tiger”, she really did not have much to give to him except love that she has for him and probably marriage. Right now I cannot answer that question because I have not truly experienced it in life. So I’m afraid I cannot answer it now at the moment.
When you sacrifice something it should not be for love, it should be something else unrelated to love. For instance the way I think love is strong and passionate it is a bond that cannot be broken or shattered. Sacrifice is only based on objects that can be some and touched physically. Though now love is felt on feelings and cannot see vividly but can feel mentally. This is my opinion of what I think love is based on, it should be based on feelings, not strength or power. Based on a mutual understanding
I like how you also included what happened in, "The Lady or the Tiger?" in your response.
Thank you, i appreciate your comment on my opinions.
I felt that i wanted to answer the questions truthfully.
What is love? It's an emotion; but how could we describe it? It is a feeling of affection for an individual. There are different kinds of love: love for your family, love of friends, and of course, love for that special someone; but they all have one thing in common- sacrifice.
What I mean by "sacrifice" is- doing something that doesn't necessarily benefit you, but instead benefits someone else. For example: your friend had a bad day, and is sad now; so you use some of your own free time to make them feel better-- that is an act of love. If you "love someone", you would do something for them, that you wouldn't do for just anyone. Love is special- and to find the true definition, you have to experience it for yourself.
I think love is a very meaningful thing. It is what keeps us with hope and happiness. Love is something you must sacrafice for. It can be anyone you treasure or has helped you through hard times. For example, if you have found someone with better qualities and can support the guy you love, you should sacrafice for him and let him go.
No one is good at giving things up, especially the ones you love, but for the ones you love, sacraficing should be considered as a happiness. I have sacraficed a group of friends for one friend. I think love should be based on something more, such as having a peaceful and fulfilling life, although sacrifice might be the key to getting a peaceful and fulfilling life. I think love is something that everyone should have experienced and once they do, there will be no regrets in their life.
I like how you say about love, you have to sacrify for, but I don't agree with it.
I don't think that you should only sacrfy for people you love.
Sacrifing could be good thing to do for your love one, but there is two kind of love, which you should just sacrify or not. Between parents(or family) and their childrens, parents always sacrify because they love their children. But in love between guy and woman, there should be getting and giving in same time...
Love is a very powerful emotion that can overtake you when you feel it. It’s a feeling of adrenaline that rushes throughout your body, making you feel happy and optimistic. In my opinion, anybody and everybody would love to have the feeling of warmth, and comfort, which is love. But with all the “benefits” of love, there are also many consequences that can sometimes be pretty harsh. These consequences could be either very big or small on somebody’s life, but it depends on the consequence. One of the main effects that come with the cause of love is sacrifice.
Sacrifice is giving up something you like, in order to do something you want or must do. In the terms of love, sacrifice is something that could really make you feels pressured to do something that you feel is wrong. For example, you might have to do something bad to prove yourself to your one true love. But sometimes sacrifice could be something you want to do for your love even though it might hurt you. For example, in the Titanic, the young man gives up the piece of the Titanic, after the ship crashes, to let his love be warm and lie on it. The man on the other hand is freezing inside the icy waters of the Atlantic and slowly, is suffering of pneumonia. Love is all about sacrifice. But the one question still remains and lurks around people’s minds. Can you sacrifice something for your love?
Oooooh I like the last ending "Can you sacrifice something for your love?" also like the titanic referral.
Love is not just a state of mind, but the feeling of the soul. Love is a complicated thing; it is unexplainable by scientist, but only expressible by ourselves. Love requires us to be selfless even in the face of death. It is your love, who knows if you will find it again, so give it all you got, literally. This does not mean to give money and shower with expensive gifts, for love is not measured by wealth. Give not an expensive car, but give out something that is precious to you, sure it may not have much of a cash value, but it should be almost like giving away a piece of yourself.
If I had truly found my love, I would surly give all that I can possibly give. True, I don’t have a lot to give, I’m not rich, but anything for my love. And if she really loved me, she would do the same. But still, love cannot be completely valued by sacrifice, but it is a factor. Love should be valued by the compassion that is exchanged between both the lovers, not the gifts that are bought.
For some reason it didn't skip a line, I copied it from word, "piece of yourself" it the end of paragraph 1 and "If I had" is the beginning of paragraph 2
Its funny that almost every time I read your paragraph, you have a little comment underneath that says the computer messed up your paragraphing. But you seem to have your own unique voice in each one. Good job.
Ooh Kevin that was very good
A few grammer errors but nontheless. Good Content.
Love is a very hard thing to have, and if already in possession; to maintain. I do not believe that love is all sacrifice. What if you kept sacrificing everything for your significant other and the person ends up dumping you? I say that love is all about TRUST. First off, you need to trust the person in order to sacrifice for them.
That is me though, and I don’t think I have really sacrificed something huge for somebody else. I am not good at giving up things I want. Only if the person is the person I love then I would give almost anything. I also don’t believe love dosent have to be materially great. In “The Gift of the Magi”, the girl cut her hair for a new watch. If you really loved the person, it wouldn’t matter what you got them, so long as you love each other.
i love the way you put your words to make it sound like a complicated sentence, when even if you don't use REALLY big words. Nice job !
People say that love is sacrifice. But is love just sacrifice? If you have a relationship that is just based on sacrifice, are you going to be able to have a steady relationship? Love is based on many things. Emotion, happiness, and forgiveness are also a big part of the structure of love. Now giving up something can be very difficult at times, especially when it is something that you really like. But if you really loved this person, you would sacrifice it for the good of you lover.
When people sacrifice something because they love each other, it creates a special bond that we call love. But like I said in the first paragraph, love is not just based on sacrifice. If you sacrifice something for someone, that is not just love. You need to be able to forgive the person if they have done something wrong, or even if they choose not to sacrifice something for you. Now I’m not saying that sacrifice isn’t a key point in a relationship, but there are other factors that come into play when you fall in love with someone. Love should make you feel like someone cares enough for you to sacrifice something for them.
Love, it’s something you can’t describe unless you feel it. You can say you love someone, but do you really? Or are you just saying that to make the other person feel happy? Love is all about making sacrifices; if you can’t sacrifice anything you’re not going to have a good relationship. Love itself is a sacrifice; two people who truly love each other will sacrifice anything and everything for each other. Sacrifice is only one of the major parts to keep a strong relationship.
Sacrifice is important in a relationship, but there is also more to a relationship. You have to have trust, and agreement. If two lovers can’t trust, or agree with each other their relationship is going to fall apart. If they do trust, and agree with each other they will have a strong happy relationship.
Love sacrifice? or Sacrifice Love?
Is it even possible to have love without having some type of sacrifice? It might be as little as time or as big as freedom, but either way we have to give up an aspect of life that’s might be difficult to leave. However, is it worth losing something that you are adapted to just because a commitment calls you to differ? Many say no, but I for one will be happy to say yes to this with ease!
Love is like a business, you have to spend money to get money, and if you have a successful business you’ll be rich. Likewise in love, you must sacrifice things in order to receive love back. But, in the end the result will be greater than you can imagine. For love tends to unfold itself, if you don’t want to sacrifice anything what or whoever then you might not want to love said person at all. On the other hand, if you love someone enough, you would be willing to sacrifice anything for that person. Yet, sometimes we are blind in the eyes of love.
I agree with you completely and i liked how you used the business to describe it.
Love is when two different souls and two different hearts are interlocked with one another; it bonds two people together. Love is a sacrifice, because you put all your efforts into making the other happy, while sacrificing your own real intentions for their happiness. However, love also may not be a sacrifice. Maybe seeing the other smile, laugh, and be happy will be able to fill you with delight too.
Sacrifice may not be the wisest choice to base love on, however sacrifice can create a stronger bond between the two people. Of course it is hard for all of us to sacrifice, but the thought of seeing the other happy is really worth the sacrifice. Though many people think that sacrificing ourselves for someone else may be foolish, but one day, the choice of sacrificing for love will definitely reunite two hearts and souls together as one forever.
I love how you used the word interlocked in the first line. I'm going to have to steel that from you.
Lot’s of people think that love will fall into place like a Cinderella story or there very own happy ever after. I’m sorry if I disappoint you but that will probity never happen to you. In life you some times have to hurt inside for the one you love like for example, my mom sometimes takes the blame for me when I don’t go to my dad’s house. My mom in this example is taking the hurt away from me and putting my dad’s disappointment on herself. Doing this takes a lot of strength on my mom’s part and I don’t think I could ever do that myself but I have something similar to that situation. I sacrificed my Saturday to help my grandmother who I love very much wash her windows. Now you might be thinking that wasn’t a very hard sacrifice but I did it because of the love and respect for my grandmother. I believe that In order to love you have to sacrifice not that love is sacrifice because love is a connection that you have with someone. Love is not bad at all but sometimes sacrifice is bad. I believe that I wouldn’t be able to do the same thing the young couple did in the story because I don’t have the strength to give the ting that I love the most away for a significant other. Now I will leave you with a question. Would you give the thing up that you treasure the most for your love to show him or her how much you really love them?
Love is a miracle thing, it can make a person happy and brave, and it also gives a person the power he or she has never had. Love is a kind of strong feeling that will make you sacrifice yourself for the person you love. Parents can sacrifice themselves for their children because they love them. A husband can sacrifice himself for his wife because he loves her.
Love is a element that is hard to get, it requires two people’s effort, it requires hard work. It could injure a person badly if the ones they loved do not love them anymore. Love is a really strong power, it can make you feel happy but at the same time it can also make you feel bad.
Love is very hard emotional feeling that you could have. Also having man to woman relationships, it is more complicated. You have to sacrifice for your lover if it is true love. But you shouldn't be only one who is sacrificing. Love is in my opinion, is two people (man and woman) sacrifice to each other. That is how couple should be if they are in true love.
Sacrificing is the important relationships in love. But it should be balanced. Nobody should be more scarifying than other. I believe, if it is unbalanced, the relationship will slowly break. Scarifying to family, I don't think there will be problem with it, but love between couples, there will be the problems. Because if you always sacrifice to you lover, and not getting love or sacrificing from your lover, you will be easily tired and as the result, there will the chance they will break up. So my resolution is that both of lovers have to sacrifice, balanced.
I think its fair to say that I haven't experienced true love yet, the type that my mother and father have. The type that would make my father work extra hard and really push his physical limit just to keep my mother happy. And my mother would restrain herself from spending a lot so my father won't have to work as hard. True love forces them to put their partner before them. Their love, real love, is one that makes any material object seem petty. It makes any sacrifice worthwhile enough, that they don't even see it as a sacrifice, more like a small tax for owning something truly incredible, love.
There are several other factors that come into play in a healthy relationship. If it wasn't for these factors the bond between two loved ones might not qualify as true love and it might not seen as worthwhile to sacrifice for. One of the factors that everyone knows is forgiveness. But there are other factors that play a vital role in a healthy relationship. Patience is one that contributes greatly to a healthy relationship. For even if you and your beloved share a special bond between, it doesn't mean you share the same views on everything. You have to be willing to give in a little to keep your bond intact. Faith is also a key member as sometimes relationships hit a rough patch and you have to believe in the fact that your love will be able to pull through it. There has to be some faith that your love would be strong enough to withstand any adversity, for if you don't even have the faith in your love and give up as soon as a dark day is on the horizon, how will it be able to survive?
That is such an awesome take on love. Totally true and seriously I couldn't agree more.
I admire how you can say what love is based on and give great reasons to support them. I agree with your first paragraph and I think you did a really good job!
i love your first sentence it made me WANT to read the rest of you entry.
Love is about sacrifice. If you really loved someone you would sacrifice anything for them. I think sacrifice is giving something away that you love for your loved one.
For example in the Movie Time Travelers Wife, Henry is a time traveler, and Clare is the girl who fell in love with him. The first time Henry traveled to meet Clair was when she was little, she knew he was her soul mate. When they got older they got married and had a child. Clare sacrificed her life for Henry. She never knew if he would disappear, and she never knew when he would come back. It would be for days, hours, weeks, or even years and he wouldn’t come back. Her love for him was so strong that she stayed true to him. I think that in every relationship there will be sacrifice, but the question is do you love the person enough to sacrifice for them?
great job lila !!! I really liked how you used one example and stuck to it. The example of the Time Travelers Wife was perfect, and you took advantage of that....smart.
It went together nicely. Next time, try varying vocabulary...but other than that awesome job!
The example made your argument stronger, but i would disagree because love isn't only and all sacrifice, there's other things in it too.
Love is an emotion that can't be easily describe with words. Sometimes it can make you very happy, and sometimes it can cause you pain, because your lover might had done something wrong. Love is also about sacrifices that you make in order to make your lover happy, and the tolerance that you have for your lover. Sacrifice something that you cherished for the happiness of your lover can produce strong feelings between the two of you. Tolerance is exactly the same.
We are all humans, and humans make mistakes. When you are in a relationship, you got to let your lover make mistakes, and you got to tolerate them. If your lover made a mistake, and she asks for your forgiveness, your love for her must be stronger than your hatred. If your hatred is stronger, then the relationship is over. If your love is stronger, then you will forgive her, and that would greatly strengthen your bond.
Love is.... something magical... it's something you can't explain unless you've really felt it. Love IS sacrifice. When I say sacrifice I mean giving up everything and anything for that special someone.
Sacrifice plays a very important role in a strong relationship. Trust also has an important role because if there's no trust between two people, how can the heart love? So basically love without trust is no love at all.
SACRIFICE + TRUST = LOVE
Love. When I think of the word love, I automatically think about heartbreak. I guess could say that that’s a misconception because not all love ends that way. However, when I say heartbreak I don’t mean breaking up, to never be with that person again. To me heartbreak can be anything that will cause your heart pain. Whether it’s something you heard, something that happened, or even something you did. In this case, love is full of heartbreak.
When loving someone you have to be willing to sacrifice for them. When looking up the word sacrifice it says, to give up something valued. Now you can say to yourself, when in a relationship you felt as if you would do anything thing for that person. You probably would even sacrifice you most priced possession in order to make them happy, because seeing them happy was the only thing that mad everything better. Love is full of sacrifices, and in order to love someone or be in love with someone, you have to be willing to sacrifice. Because at the end of the day you’ll do anything for the person you truly love.
I for one, would give up what I valued most in order to be able to give something to someone else I cared about. I have not have had to make that choice yet, but I don’t believe that love is only sacrificing for the other person; even though there must be some sacrifice. Love is giving someone to talk to when they are down, being available to help and comfort someone when they are hurt, and to help them when needed; to respect what they believe, and to look past their faults.
if I had to give up what I valued most at a time like the one presented in the story, I would; but to date, I have not given up something I valued to give something to someone else, but I have not gotten what I wanted in order to give something to someone else. I guess not giving up something valued means that I have not meaningfully sacrificed anything for someone else.
When it comes down to love, we tend to grab hold of the trivial matters, and allow the most crucial ones to pass us by. I, myself, am not aware of what the true meaning of love is. However, I have a bit of understanding. Everywhere we go, we run into movies, television shows, and songs that attempt to portray “love.” Through my eyes, this emotion is uncontrollable. It’s when you would do, or give up, anything to secure your other half. Sacrifice goes hand in hand with love. An infamous example would be the movie “The Notebook.” Allie Hamilton (Rachel McAdams) gives up an abundance of luxury, comfort, and wealth to be with an average guy whose ranking is far beneath hers, but the unexplainable chemistry and inseparable bond between them is more than enough to hold them together. Although sacrifice is the missing puzzle piece that fills the crevice in the definition of love, a relationship comes down to give and take. Two people, working together simultaneously to try to please each other, that’s commitment. That’s will. That’s determination, and that’s love.
Though I have to admit, selfishness is an unfortunate trait I struggle with. I am a driven person, naturally. If I want to obtain something, I thrive to achieve that goal. Now, letting go of materialistic objects is a challenge on its own, but giving up abstract possessions is a story completely steering off in the opposite direction. Yet, I know that if I looked at myself in the mirror and faced my reflection, truth would flash back at me and grant me the honesty to say that I would sacrifice for someone that I sincerely loved. It’s not that guilt would force me to do it. It’s the feeling of compassion and the tingles of joy that shoot through your body when you’re imagining that certain someone carrying a life better than your own. This only acknowledges the fact that love is a crazy thing…incomprehensive until you experience it for yourself.
I love the last part! Love is a crazy thing... incomprehensible til you experience it yourself.. I agree!!!
Your last sentence is the best one, Tiffany! My sister's name is Tiffany too! And her last name starts with a "C"!
Okay, I love the notebook so as soon as you said allie hamilton as I was skimming through the blog entries it stuck out. I THINK THE COMPARISON OF THE NOTEBOOK AND THE GIFT OF THE MAGI ARE EXCELLENT!
Love is a sacrifice. It is almost impossible to love another without giving up something for once. It may be as simple as choosing where to go, but it is still a sacrifice. Yet, if you really loved someone, you wouldn’t mind sacrificing for them, although making sacrifices could be oppressive at times, it is required to make a relationship work.
Sometimes, making too many sacrifices can destroy the relationship. I believe that love is not only based on sacrifices, but the passion towards each other. Without the passion towards each other, there would be no need of sacrificing. For example, Jim wouldn’t have sold his most valuable possession and bought Della a present, if he didn’t truly love her. Making sacrifices for the one you feel passionate about will help the love live on forever.
I also agree making too many sacrifice can destroy a relationship. The second paragraph is very well written.
Love... is not an easy thing to say and MEAN it. We as young people don't know what that really means. It's very powerful, and people just use it casually. I personally think sacrifice is a waste. No one appreciates something until they lose it. But that doesn't work if there was strong trust between the lovers. The fact that the lovers love each other is enough. I am honestly very selfish. I usually don't like to give things unless they give me something back. I am not Santa Claus exactly. The only thing I have sacrificed was my time with them.
Presents don't really change anything. Just makes them happy for a while and they forget about it soon. Love for freedom is a totally different thing. Braveheart was the most touching movie I ever saw. William Wallace gives up everything for his country's freedom. If love was a person, I'd give her me.
I believe that love has to do with sacrifice, but not entirely. Personally, I would not live up to the ideal because if a relationship is just sacrificing, then it’s not love. It’s suffering. Somehow, it really depends on what you are sacrificing. Normally, I’m pretty cooperative and give some things up. My sister, Tiffany, is a 6th grader and has the same interests as me. For an example, if my Aunt Daisy sends us presents from Boston, I would not get into an argument just because I wanted the red sweater.
Five years ago, I had been saving up money to buy a laptop so I did not have to share the old computer with my sister. Every month, I saved more than $80 by bringing lunch to school everyday. Then, in 2005, Hurricane Katrina destroyed half of Louisiana and there were many people in need of help and aid. I donated $1000 that I saved up to Hurricane Katrina victims. This was a sacrifice for me because I really wanted a new laptop. But in my heart, I knew that there were other people in the world who were suffering because of disasters and do not even have a house to live in, let alone a nice laptop. The couples in “The Gift of Magi” truly sacrificed their most precious belongings. I think I would have been able to do this because love is the biggest connection in the world. Lastly, I do not think that it is wise to base love on sacrifice. Love can be meaningful if you just appreciate and thank what your family members do for you.
Love is full of taking risks. That is one element that makes up the word. You have to take chances to be in love with another person. Love is complicated but you have to sacrifice certain things. I, personally, am not good at giving up things I want. If a teammate asked for some water during a soccer practice I will give them some but I will give it to them bitterly. However, I do sacrifice things that I want to benefit other people. I have given up my lunch to a homeless person so his tummy would be full and my tummy would be empty for a couple hours. Love is about caring, and if care about someone then you will do things that may not benefit yourself and will benefit the other person.
Our couple in “ The gift of the Magi” give up things they love to make the other one happy. I am sure I would-in a heartbeat-give up something I love to my other half. However, I have never had strong feelings for another person to be put in this specific situation. I definitely think that love is based on taking chances and sacrifice, because when you love someone there is always something you have to give up whether its, a couple of friends, or moving away from your home there is always something. Just remember that love wins!
That's all very true Shelb, but what if the special someone wasn't really your other other half anymore? What if you didn't see them most of the day and weren't as close to the other person as you once were?
Do you really have to sacrifice for love? Only sometimes, to really love someone, you need to be there for them, take care of them. Let them to have a shoulder to cry on when he/she's sad.
When you are in a relationship, you should take care of your lover like it's the most important thing that you will ever have. Be nice to him/her, be gentle. If you truly love her/him, you would willing sacrifice for her because you know that you would make her happy. And with her happiness, you should feel that your sacrifice was for the greater good.
I would never be able to give what the young couple have given. Firstly, because I'll never be able to love someone more than I love myself (I think I get that from my father's side of the family), but more importantly, because there is no point. I'm not the kind of person who believes that divorcing myself from material possessions will make me more in tune with my my relationships and God and blah blah blah. I love stuff! Jim and Della would have been better off had they kept the watch and the hair. While this exchange of gifts might have brought them closer together, a simple admission, "I don't have anything for you" would have got them much closer.
Love is not based on sacrifice. To me (and mind you I have about as much empathy as rock) love is is simply a mutual relationship. It's like symbiosis. You have something that I want, and can only get from someone else. This something, of course, is mutual understanding.
If they admitted to each other they didn't get presents, the "mutual understanding" would have gotten them closer? I did not understand and was wondering about that. Interesting view though.
The ideal of "love is sacrifice" is something truly amazing. It's easy just to say it, yet it is "another thing entirely to live up to that ideal" .I personally would live up to the ideal if the chance arises. I can give up things I desire, I've learned how to give things to the people around me; whether if it was small things to family members, or friends, to things cherishable to myself. Personally, I deny that I have ever sacrificed something meaningfully for someone else; the most I ever sacrificed in my personal opinion was just my personal time. Comparing my time to what Della and Jim sacrificed for each other, anything I've done was miniscule in comparison.
The young couple Della and Jim in the story "The Gift of the Magi" is truly amazing, they have so little yet they gave so much. It would be hard to have done something like Jim had done -- to trade something held so long by the generations of his family -- but I think I could have done so if I were placed under the same situations. Logically speaking, the family of Jim would be glad that he had done that rather then being furious at him -- to trade something they precious so much to get something for his precious one. Love shouldn't be based upon sacrifice, even though sacrifices can present for love. Truly, "it's the thought that counts" -- I would personally feel loved just with words and items are meaningless and unnecessary compared upon words in my belief.
When you are in love with someone you have to make many sacrifices. When you are sacrificing something special you have that you love, you will think you can never see it again. This is true, but you are trading something superior for it. You are getting awarded with love, something that will make your life happy and complete.
When you give up something valuable for a certain person, the person you love will be grateful to you. In the story “The Gift of The Magi” the women, Della gave up her hair for Jim, her lover. The hair is something she loves and she could off kept it for herself, but instead she cut it off to bought a present for Jim. Love is one of the best presents you can ever have.
Love is fueled by the passion and affection towards someone, and the sacrifices made for the person should be easily done if the love is strong enough, but if not the sacrifice would be dreadfully hard. If a decision is solely revolving around love the decision has some justification towards the deed. Such as in Titanic when the young man falls for an upper class girl and in the end are separated by an icy demise where the young man leave the girl on a raft as he kicks along in the waters and freezes to death.
Being able to give up what you want is something that is a tremendous challenge to anyone. To do that would be divine. I have a hard time giving up the things want, but when the time happens I will come through. If I was in such a relationship as in the Story of the Magi, I would be able to sacrifice for the one I love, the one I show affection towards, and have a burning passion for.
I really like the vocabulary words that you used which would help your score on Word Choice. Nicely done.
Love is an incredibly complicated thing. It can be the best thing in world and the worst thing in the world so it can’t be based on a single thing. There are too many meanings for love for it to be about just sacrifice. Of course, it is important that you are willing to make sacrifices and give things for your loved one. Sometimes some things are just more important than what you have that you may want. And it is often better to make that sacrifice instead. Yet that’s still not entire what love is based upon.
Giving up some things I want is not easy for me. It’s very difficult for me to just let go of something that I’ve tried so hard to get. It doesn’t feel right to just give it up and let it go. However, I would rather give material possessions than give up someone I love. It makes sense for Jim and Della to have given their most prized belongings for each other. Their love is harder to give away then those precious possessions. It’s the thought that counts.
Love is such an amazing and most fascinating subject. Sadly, it is so much overused and in these times, it has almost lost its true meaning. Most people confuse love for lust, a temporary and unreal thing that is only physical, and doesn't involve true love. But only “love” based on looks or things that don't last. The way people think, take, and use love nowadays is almost wasting it. When you finally fall in love, you should give it everything you got, everything you have, and everything you can be. You shouldn't be bouncing through different relationships just because you can and only use love to enjoy it. Love should be taken seriously and once you have it, you should know that it's a gift you shouldn't just throw it away. Honestly, I don't consider myself ready to take on real love, because real love takes sacrifice, and giving, and not thinking about receiving. What makes love so amazing is also the things that people would do out of real love. Like give, giving something that costs you something, because you love. That's what love is all about, giving everything to the other person, and keeping them happy, because if you really loved them, making them happy would be enough.
I know that I am not the type of person that can give things up that easily. I like to keep things for myself, and I don't know what it's like to be able to truly sacrifice something for someone that would actually take something away from me. Maybe it's because I'm young and haven't learned to be completely selfless out of love. But once we're older, we will definitely know what being truly in love is like, and it's not about ourselves.
I don’t think I want to live up to that ideal, I just can’t give up something I truly care about just to satisfy my loved one. To be honest, I don’t even think I want to, I just can’t do it no matter how much I love them. If they truly loved me, they would accept and love me for who I am and I would not have to be going through the process of giving up something I truly cared for. Sometimes, love is sacrifice; it’s hard to deal with some of the sacrifices that are made, especially sacrificing things that make a huge impact on your life just to make one person happier.
Sacrificing is something everyone has to deal with sometime in their lifetime, whether it’s sacrificing for a loved one, society, or even yourself. I remember one time I sacrificed my whole weekend to help my mom. My dad was away for the weekend and all I wanted to do was to leave the house to hang out with my friends, but I decided to sacrifice my weekend to help my mom. My mom, the person who took care of me for fourteen years and counting, she sacrificed a lot to care for my brother and I these past fourteen years. So, I decided to not spend the weekend with my friends and devote my weekend to helping my mom around the house, I mean, after all she has been cleaning up after me these past years.
The quote "love is sacrifice, may mean two entirely different thoughts based on the peoples perspectives. What does sacrifice really mean? In "The Lady and The Tiger" the princess had to "sacrifice" her loved one to either the tiger or the lady, losing both ways. In the "Gift of the Magi," the hero had to "sacrifice" for love.
What truly is love? Love is a gift and shouldn't be taken lightly, yet love is very delicate itself. Real love takes sacrifice and without sacrifice it is nothing. Bouncing through relationships is undermining the actual meaning. Of course sometimes sacrificing something you hold dear may be difficult; but isn't falling a few feet worth soaring miles? This brings us back to "The lady and the Tiger" Personality chose the fate of her lover, similar to how personality chooses OUR one true love. Being young love is still in a developing stage, and one cannot truly be so selfless, and so generous to sacrifice everything. So this, I ask you.
“Lady, or the Tiger?”
I like how you included "The Lady or The Tiger" in your story and I also liked your end sentence.
You know it’s love when you find yourself sacrificing the things most dearest to you. But first of all, what is love? Most people commonly take it as just a form of adoration, when really, love is when you find yourself caring about someone else more than yourself and doing anything possible to make that person happy. For example, take my older brother. When I was young, I had always thought of him as a competition, as someone I always dreamed to surpass. We would compete in everything, from card games to eating the fastest, and I never won. Not even once because he was taller, stronger, and wiser than I could ever be. But first you should know that every year we had a piano recital. Only the best students received a medal, and he and I always competed to see who would get the medal. Of course, he always ended up with the hugs and kisses. But that year, I gave it my all and practiced my very best. And when the competition came around, I shrunk as his name echoed once again in the chapels. However, instead of smiling and accepting the trophy, he called me forward and announced that I deserved the prize. Right at that moment, I realized that he loved me the whole time and I shouldn’t try to be anybody else but me.
I believe that it is wise to base love on sacrifice. You cannot live off a relationship by only concerning about yourself. There will be a time in everyone’s life where they’ll have to make a choice to either benefit themselves or someone they love. People are defined by the sacrifices they make for others, for that is love.
In many ways, love is based on sacrifice since you need to leave behind some things, but there is more to love than just that. I think that love is based on living for the sake of others, because when you help someone, if feels great to see a smile on their face, and to know you helped them. Although sacrificing something for your lover will be difficult, you know that are giving up a piece of you for something even more extraordinary, and that you will receive something back. That’s the great thing about sacrificing; if you give something, you should always get something better in return. As for Della and Jim, I thought it would’ve been better off if they didn’t sacrifice anything, because although it could’ve strengthened their relationship, they should’ve kept their belongings.
Personally, I have experienced many times where I had to sacrifice something very precious to me to someone else. A memorable one would be when my lab had 12 puppies over the summer, and having to give them away 11 times to someone different was heartbreaking. But in return, I know that they would take excellent care for them, rather than if we didn’t give them away and have to handle 12 dogs running around the house. Sacrifice is a difficult thing, but to know that you should be getting something better is always a great thing to acknowledge!
Love can strike you with tough decisions. It causes you to decide whether you want to give up/sacrifice something for the one you love or keep it for yourself. It’s not just the feeling people have for a person they like. There are many different definitions of love. However, it depends which way someone interprets love in their mind.
Love is very complicated. People struggle to sacrifice things for loved ones or even if it is for close friends and family. It is also a test to see how much you truly love someone. Would you give up something that is the most valuable belonging to you for the one you love? In the movie Armageddon, Bruce Willis, who plays Harry Stamper, shows how much love he had for his daughter. He sacrifices his life to save the world just so that his daughter could marry the person she loved. Now I ask you this. Would you have done that exact same thing if you were in that situation?
Love - profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person, love is very complicated, it gives many signs of mixed emotions. Sometimes it makes you happy, miserable, and sometimes annoying. Why can love make you miserable? For example in the story “The Gift of the Magi” the lady does not want to cut all of her beautiful hair, but she wants to get her husband the most greatest Christmas present in the world. She then decides to cut off most of her hair to get a nice gift for her husband. If you were in the lady’s position right when she looks in a mirror, what would emotion be right there at that moment? I assure you that you will not be happy the way your hair looks.
As the lady is scared that her husband might not love her anymore because she no longer has her long beautiful hair, she waits for her husband to come home. When her husband comes home and takes a good look at his wife for a second, she starts talking extremely fast. When her husband finally gets a chance to talk he says that she looks beautiful and shows her the gift he got her for Christmas then she starts to cry of joy. I hope after reading this short respond you understands the mixed emotions of love.
Being an avid Asian drama fan-girl, I can safely say Love does equal sacrifice. Love, which is the main theme of many dramas I've watched, is commonly expressed in the physical world through sacrifices for the Loved one. I've used a good amount of Kleenex boxes through scenes in the dramas where a character sacrificed himself for his dearest. This often results in her understanding he was her's truly. I can and would let go of things for my Lover; even just to let him know I do Love him above anything else I have to give up for him. Admitting my emotions is the hardest for me in a relationship, and if I can manage to do that through sacrificing something, then I do Love him.Therefore I am "good" at giving up things, and for a true reason because comprising for the sacrificed things can be arranged, but the chance to admit my Love cannot be done as easily.
If it were legal, I would marry a plate of Mediterranean chicken and pasta. I would always pass the last dish to my mom however because she's the VIP of miracles in my life. The plate of pasta comes in close second. I don't have much to give as a teenager, and passing the last plate of pasta is my very special way of showing her I Love her. Love should be based on sacrifices. What else is more painful yet even more rewarding than sacrifices? Anything accomplished, which includes anything from the greatest inventions to doing your homework, includes sacrifices. The reward in sacrificing for Love is well, Love. I've capitalize the word "Love" just because it deserves it and I've used it 15 times in two paragraphs because there is no other word for it. True and unconditional Love. Doesn't everyone secretly want that?
Love cannot be defined, but it can be described. Love is sacrificing your own happiness for someone else’s happiness. The question is, “Why do we sacrifice?” When you love someone, you have their best interests in mind rather than your own. That is why we can sacrifice because you want to see that special smile on their face. In the story of “Lady or the Tiger”, the princess had to sacrifice her loved one to a blood thirsty tiger or a gorgeous lady. It is vacuous to base your love on sacrifice, although it’s a big part of love. Instead it should be the pursuit of happiness, but when it grows wrong it turns in to pain.
It would be a lie if I told you I can give up things easily. So far in my lifetime I haven’t sacrificed something meaningful for someone. I hold onto my values dearly and it would be difficult to let them go. But, for someone you love dearly, you can slowly let go. With this description of love I believe I can live up to this ideal as I grow up. Sacrificing because you love him or her so passionately that you’re willing to give away your finest gem.
When people are in love, love can be sad or happy for them. For example, my love was happy and sad. When I fell in love, I thought I should love her forever. I believed that she would think like me. Day by day I was happy, but she didn't look happy. One day she told me that she needs to leave me because she didn't love me anymore. On that day I felt sad.
For most people they might need to sacrifice themselves to get into love. But always their love end up with sadness or happiness. There might be people whose love ended up with sadness and happiness like me. I believe that it will always end up always happy if they believe in each other.
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