Is Sacrifice Needed For Love?
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Sacrifice not only a big part of love; it is necessary for love to exist. Sacrifice makes a relationship between people easier. In all relationships at one point a sacrifice is made. Sometimes it is a very small sacrifice such as changing a schedule other times the sacrifice is moving to be with the one you love. Other times sacrifice is so great you must give up your loved one knowing that it will hurt you greatly, but in the end make the other person happy. As a 14-year old, I have no that to make this kind of sacrifice, but I have witnessed people sacrificing for love with my family and friends. I have also seen sacrifice in the movies and books. It’s something that moves people when they witness it and makes them think. In all societies this theme is found in literature, movies and music.
My cousin was always terrified to fly. When he fell in love with this wonderful girl it created a problem. She was going to college in Florida and he lived in Rhode Island. There was nothing that could stop him from going down to visit her. He conquered his fear and suffered much discomfort, but flew down to see her many times. The sacrifice he made to see he wasn’t a major sacrifice, but it made their relationship deeper. Later she moved back to Rhode Island and I attended their wedding two weeks ago.
When my brother first went to college a few years ago, he met a great girl. They became very close and were together for four years. But she graduated a year before him and got a job offer to work with Ford. She was very excited about this offer, but the job was in Michigan, She wanted the job but didn’t want to leave my brother in Atlanta. My brother didn’t want her to go either, though her knew she would be happy if she went and he wanted her to be as happy as possible. Eventually she went to Michigan and she loves it. My brother and her are still close and she comes back to Atlanta a lot on business. If she hadn’t left he wouldn’t be helping her. She worked very hard and was a top student, to not get what she deserved would be the worse possible thing of her. He would unintentionally be holding her back from growing as a person in the business world. They would have been together but she wouldn’t have been as happy as she is. The sacrifice that was made was a great one because whenever there is a long distance relationship it gets hard to maintain. In this case though, it brought them closer together.
Not only have I witnessed sacrifice but also have seen it in many movies and plays. In Armageddon, the father sacrifices his life so his daughter could be with the one she loved. In the movie Titanic the boyfriend stays in the water so the girl could be on the raft. He sacrifices his life so the one he loved could live. In the movie What Dreams May Come, a husband who dies and goes to heaven risks his chance for eternity in Heaven to save his wife who went to Hell. In the play Les Miserable, a girl sacrifices her life so that the man she loves, who doesn’t even know she loves him, can live and be happy.
In our society people make sacrifice everyday. There are big sacrifices, such as moving to be with the person you love. And there are small sacrifices like changing a habit or visiting a loved one when you would rather have them come visit you or change for you. The beauty of sacrifice is that although there is always a short-term loss the final outcome was well worth waiting for. Even if the person doesn’t feel like they gained something by sacrifice they do. It might be a deeper relation with the person or it could be a feeling that comes over your body, you know you did something good for someone.
When someone sacrifices they feel upset, they now that the sacrifice means that they have to give something up for their loved one. One the other hand the person knows that this sacrifice will make their loved one benefit and feel happy about it. A feeling of pride comes over the person because it is a true feeling you are in love. If you are willing to give up something that means a lot to you for the person you love than it is the ultimate test of faith. At that moment you know you love that person and would do anything for them.