Can a two-minute video of skeletons dancing teach us more about love than society can?
There is an age-old debate about what love is–and what it isn’t. It’s a debate that some say mankind still needs to have because of what mankind has done to itself over time. Others claim love is an act that can remedy the world’s problems.
If love is indeed supposed to act as a healing agent, where does it begin? What does it look like? How is it spread to one person to another?
Last year, millions of people around the world watched the video above–nd took to Facebook to share its message. The video, depicting two skeletons of real people kissing, hugging and dancing and produced by the creative minds at Upworthy and AdCouncil, took the Internet by storm. The “Love has no labels” slogan that came along with it began to trend throughout the year.
In fact, the movement the video started prompted the writers and editors at Upworthy.com to compile a list of reasons why it’s so important to be “in love with the act of love.” Some of these reasons include:
- Forget norms because love has no gender.
- It’s OK to show love to a complete stranger.
- We can love what we do, and who we do it for.
- Love has no political agenda, regardless of what the 2016 presidential candidates want us to think.
Perhaps the one question we should be asking ourselves is: Why is love such a difficult thing to truly grasp?
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