I believe love is the root of all happiness and without love happiness can not be found. Love is essential for happiness because it provides safety, confidence, and enthusiasm. Love is essential for happiness because it provides safety. To be safe means to reach a level of comfort where being with someone makes one feel protected. To feel protected most of the time should make one happy. Once, my house got robbed in the middle of the night. Even though I was scared, I still felt a sense of security knowing my parents were around.
I knew in the back of my mind they would not let anything happen to me. When one loves another, whether family or partner, the responsibility of keeping them safe becomes higher. A sense of comfort and safety causes happiness to increase in ones life because they know they will never be alone. Loving oneself for who they really are is essential with happiness. If someone believes that they are unattractive and have a horrible personality, chances are other people will believe the same thing.
However, someone with confidence in who they are will make them more attractive and more people will appeal to them. Confidence is important when trying to find happiness. “ You can not love, if you do not love your self,” (Point of Grace) is a lyric filled with truth. People who have the confidence to wear what they want or try something out of their element, without caring what others think, prove they love themselves. If I walked down the street with pink spandex and a bright yellow polka dot sweater it would not matter what anyone else thought, as long as I was confident in what I was wearing.
When one loves their-self to the point where they do not care what others think, they have found happiness. Love provides enthusiasm to be passionate about life. What I mean by using the word enthusiasm is to be excited in a hobby or interest one does every day. My boyfriend loves surfing, and having such a strong passion for something brings happiness to his life. If someone does not love at least one thing, I believe one has never experienced true happiness. To be passionate about a sport, an art, or an activity allows happiness to show in ones words and emotions daily.
In many ways love is essential for happiness because it provides the safety, confidence, and enthusiasm people need in their everyday lives. Love is seen and heard about all around. In movies, novels, or real life, love is used to portray happiness in a way some people can not express. When I think of happiness, love is the first thing that comes to mind. Happiness is defined as a state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. The key word in that definition is emotion, and I believe the best emotion for happiness is love.