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How Do We Love?
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4 days ago
To love is to give of oneself. Some of the closest loving relationships are the ones that are not romantic at all-the love of a mother for her child, or of a brother for his sister. You love by giving, By being there. Without judgement, without expectations, you give. I think the most successful relationships work this way-they say a romantic relationship is a two way street. I think the deepest of relationships are where I give of myself one hundred percent. Without worrying about what my significant other will be giving back, I give all I have. You are able to do that when you trust that your love done will do the same. That is how love happens.
4 days ago
Personally, I show love by helping others and being there for people whenever I am able to do so. I show love to the ones I truly care about by explicitly telling them that I love them and I show love to others in different ways, depending on the person. I feel that love can be expressed in a plethora of different ways, and everyone does it in their own unique way. Regardless of how people show love, I think the more important topic of discussion is the importance of the act of showing love. One day, the people that mean the most to me in my life will be gone and I feel that it is my duty to show them love in one way or another before that time comes. Instead of having regrets at a time of loss, I feel that I can do my part now to show love in whichever way that I feel is best for me and the other person.
4 days ago
I can't say that I have much experience with love other than in a fraternal and familial sense, but I think of it as an act and a concept. Love seems like something that you suspect initially and will yourself to accept/welcome. I like that love could stem from similarities or differences--whether the bond is shared over interests or attitudes, we love by acknowledging a connection that feels like it could benefit us in ways we maybe couldn't immediately describe. It's something everybody wants, even if they don't know the best way to express it. We love in our actions and in our work; love doesn't have to be compassion for another. I'm reading a book right now with an architect protagonist. He's not much of a social being but designing buildings is the ultimate outlet for him, where he feels most himself. His dedication to his integrity and his work seems as passionate a love as romance with another.
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