Infatuation or Love?

‘The Comeback Kid’ had some unique infatuation and/or love experiences. More than once, they came into play, in his search for his abductors. Once he thought to be in love with two women at the same time. Eventually, he discovered that one was infatuation, and the other love. So, how did he discover the difference?

The dictionary might be a good place to start. The word ‘infatuation’ was described in one sentence. The word ‘love’ covered half a page. But can a dictionary define what’s in a heart?

Infatuation: The state of being infatuated; foolish or all-absorting passion. That doesn’t really explain a whole lot. How does the heart know if something is foolish?

Love: 1. A profoundly tender passionate affection for a person of the opposite sex. (Now that will have the ‘liberals’ screaming. But lets keep politics out of this discussion). 2. a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection, as for a parent, child, or friend. 3. sexual passion or desire, or its gratification. 4. strong liking; goodwill; benevalence; charity; devoted attachment; to be delighted with; to admire. There is much more, but I think that is enough to get the drift.

Now, if you are like me, I’m totally confused. I am still wondering how a feeling can be determined to be foolish or real. Maybe the mind, rather than the heart, would be a better place to discover the answer.

Too make a long story short, one could say that infatuation is ’restless’, while love is ‘calm’. Infatuation generally happens fast and immediately, whereas love develops over time. So much for ‘love at first sight’. What say you?

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