Love at first sight?
"Love" is a word which ignites many strong and deep emotions within us. This word has an uncanny power. It means a feeling of affection, and deep liking towards a person or a thing. However, this is just the surface meaning. As we go deeper and deeper, we realise that love is far more beyond than just liking someone, it is to like someone despite of all their flaws and not only for their beauty. However, each and everyone of us take this word differently. None of us are unaware of love.
In today's world, we are also not unaware of "love at first sight". You see a person for the first time, and maybe it is their looks which catches your attention. People mistaken that to be love.
The concept of love at first sight is solely based on looks, because when you see a person for the first time, you have no idea about their personality, you're only drawn to them because of their external beauty.
True love is not based on looks alone. It is the personality which counts, it is the personality of a person which makes you fall for them. You love the person for who they actually are, and not for how they look. You are aware of their flaws, but you still choose to stick by their side and love them. That is true love.
Hence, love at first sight is not "love". It is just an attraction which may further develop into a crush and then love after you start knowing that person.
Thus, it must just be called an attraction or an infatuation, because it's nothing like love.
However, there is an exception. Parents. Yes, they start loving you even before you enter this world. The moment they lay their eyes on you, the whole world stops for them. You become their life. Their love is truly unconditional. My heart yearns to find a love this pure.