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Love?

Discussion in 'Philosophy' started by syo, Jul 3, 2022.

  1. syo

    syo Well-Known Member

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    In my understanding, love is disgusting.

    Why people always mention love? Why this unhealthy fixation? Humans are corrupted because of this unhealthy feeling.
     
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  2. Estro Felino

    Estro Felino Believer in free will
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    It is a creative principle.
    Primordial universal principle of creation.
     
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    Whatever the question, love is always the answer.

    Many people associate the word love exclusively with romance; this misconception is responsible for much confusion. Love is not selfish, it makes no demands, asks for nothing in return. If it is conditional, it isn't love.
     
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    Love, like any other feeling, is a remnant of our evolution from less intellectual animals. Without love we wouldn't be here. If we want to become a more rational species one day, we need to learn how to control our emotions (or get rid of them). But from all the emotions love is the one that is least destructive. When we have managed fear and hate, we can try to think about how not to behave stupid in the presence of a significant other.
     
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  5. Aštra’el

    Aštra’el Aštara, Blade of Aštoreth

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    “Love is a trick nature plays on us to get us to reproduce.”

    Said Callisto. I agree… mostly.

    Except… we can also love family and friends. This is understandable. To achieve our dreams, we require allies. Additionally… it’s just nice to have people there, who respect us, love us, admire us. It feels good to be loyal to something. Someone. Some people earn our loyalty. Our respect. Our love.
     
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  6. Mock Turtle

    Mock Turtle 'Some of you humans are just so funny!'
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    Love is a disease spread by mothers. :oops:
     
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    What is “love”?
     
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  8. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    Love is a 4 letter word.
     
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  9. osgart

    osgart Nothing my eye, Something for sure

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    That reminds me of those I love I have no agreement with morally, and worldview wise.
     
  10. Estro Felino

    Estro Felino Believer in free will
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    That's one of the best explanations I can think of.
    The creative process is not magic. It is very gradual, and evolution revolves around it.
     
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    Because you are l limiting your definition of "love" to an emotion. In my experience, love is much more than that.
     
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  12. Hermit Philosopher

    Hermit Philosopher Selflessly here for you

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    Dear @syo,

    To understand what you mean by it being “disgusting”, it would help to know your definition of ”love”, I believe.


    Humbly
    Hermit
     
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    The Sum of Awe Brought to you by the moment that spacetime began.

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    Love is a powerful force; so powerful it can transform an individual and grow connections between people where there once wasn't one. Love is the divine spark.
     
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    sun rise "This is the Hour of God"
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    English is terrible when it comes to types and circumstances of love. Other languages make useful distinctions such as Greek and Arabic.
     
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  16. syo

    syo Well-Known Member

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    Love is an emotion. When you have a fond for something. :)
     
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