What is the difference between I like you and I love you? Beautifully answered by Buddha: when you like a flower, you just pluck it. But when you love a flower, you water it daily. One who understands this, understands life.

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What is the difference between I like you and I love you? Beautifully answered by Buddha: when you like a flower, you just pluck it. But when you love a flower, you water it daily. One who understands this, understands life.

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What is the difference between I like you and I love you? Beautifully answered by Buddha: when you like a flower, you just pluck it. But when you love a flower, you water it daily. One who understands this, understands life.

There is a very slim yet vital difference between ‘like’ and ‘love,’ and one should not confuse it. Like is a feeling that surfaces when you are fond of something or someone but can do without it and not necessarily crave for it. However, love is a strong emotion that engulfs you. When you love something or someone, you want to be near it all the time and just can’t do without it. You cannot imagine your life without that special someone or something that you love. 

Nurture your love

Every relationship needs nurturing, and you need to ensure that you continue to invest in your relationship with time. It is what builds memories, trust, respect, and love. You might have often seen people growing out of each other soon after they started a relationship or got married. It is because they confused like with love and didn’t invest enough in the relationship to transform like into love. Nourishing the relationship is necessary to ensure it continues to grow stronger with time.

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Respect what you love

Love isn’t enough to sustain a relationship, but there must also be respect. Many relationships often get broken not because of the lack of love but sometimes due to lack of transparency and respect, which causes miscommunication. It is this miscommunication that is often misinterpreted, and a small matter gets escalated beyond reasonable means. If you love someone or something, make sure that you give your due respect. It is the form of love that is highly needed to ensure long-lasting relationships.

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Be passionate

Be passionate in your love and give your hundred percent, and don’t hold anything back. When you are passionate about someone you love, you don’t hold back any feelings and share your emotions freely. You don’t mind going to any length to impress the person you love or make him or her feel special. It is this passion that helps you do things that may seem over the top, but are absolutely necessary at times to show how much the other person means.

It is similar in the case of profession or for just any other thing that you are passionate about. When you are passionate about your work and love what you do, you don’t keep looking at the amount of time you are putting into it or walk out of the office when its 6 PM. You burn the midnight oil to ensure you get the desired results. It is the difference between liking your job and loving your job.

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Be Truthful

When you love someone, you protect that person and try to contribute to his or her growth journey. You help the person with his challenges and ensure that you are around when you are needed. Love is one of the purest emotions known to human beings, and if you have people around you who love you, know that you are blessed. Be kind and respectful to people who love you and mean you well, because you don’t want to hurt their feelings.

You don’t try to take advantage of the people who love you or use them for your gain, but be honest and transparent with them always. When you lose the trust of the people you love, it not only breaks the trust but also leaves a dark patch on the relationship that doesn’t go away easily. The relationship may continue, but there would be something missing, and you’ll have no one to blame but yourself for it.

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