Love Definition The word love is defined as: “a deep feeling of affection, devotion, or attachment to another person”. Knowing the literal definition is not enough for a person to fully understand to concept of love. Love is so deep, it as so many parts that only words can’t possibly help a person to grasp the idea. In the movie Good Will Hunting, Will experiences love with many different people. First, Will and his friends shared a special type friendship that included much love. Will considered his friends to be his brothers, he trusted and cared for them deeply.
The main character in the movie that showed Will how to love was Sean, his therapist. In the beginning of the movie, Will didn’t know all that he needed to know about love. It wasn’t until he met with Sean that he learned more about love. Sean taught Will about true love and true happiness. He said to Will that there is no way of knowing what love is until one experiences it.
Sean also told Will that he needed to find a soul mate, one who challenges him and one who touches his soul. Since Will had a hard past life, he put love last, making him feel scared and ashamed. His fear of attachment caused problems with Skylar, a girl he was interested in. It wasn’t until he became comfortable with love, and took Sean’s advice that he tried to fix his problems with Skyla. When some one is in love they are so overwhelmed with feeling. When you love someone you drop everything for them, and there are no regrets.
His or her flaws are not important, they are beautiful and wonderful in your eyes- nothing else matters. If Sean never taught Will about true love, he would of missed out on a great experience. Everyone learns about love from someone, whether it be a friend, parent or significant other. In my case I learned about true love though my significant other. In some ways I felt like Will because for the longest time I was afraid of love.
My current boyfriend helped me to open up and feel what love was really like. For the longest time I felt an emptiness, that is now filled with my love for him. The impact that he has had on my life is incredible, just the thought of him can brighten up even my worst days. Sean was right, no one can fully understand love until they have experienced all that it brings.