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True Love

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by turk179, Sep 25, 2005.

  1. turk179

    turk179 I smell something....

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    My apologies if this has been discussed before but I couldn't find anything recent sooooo....

    I was just wondering what your personal definitions of true love are? That is if you even believe in true love in the first place.
     
  2. Cynic

    Cynic Well-Known Member

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    Well, from a religious perspective I would say that true love is altruistic kindness, empathy, and compassion. Untrue love would be an emotional need that becomes predicated upon narcissistic self interest.

    From a different perspective, I would say there is no such thing. What is "true" love and what is not is subjective and varies among every individual. Love is perceptual, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral. Love is complex, but in a simplified way you could say it is an mechanism that creates cohesion.
     
  3. Draka

    Draka Wonder Woman

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    Love is different everytime it is felt and therefore undefinable. The way you love one person varies from how you love another so trying to define "true" love becomes near impossibility. "True" love is personal and can only be defined by your internal emotions...and even then it is not expained. You feel what you feel with no definition or bounds or constraints.

    When it all comes down to it I believe the strongest love, the unwavering love, the only love gauranteed (to me at least) to last throughout the rest of my years is for my children. That will not change and is the deepest love I believe that can be felt.

    BTW, you know I love you dear.:flirt:
     
  4. Unedited

    Unedited Active Member

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    There is no such thing as true love. :)
     
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  5. Malus 12:9

    Malus 12:9 Temporarily Deactive.

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    I have to agree with Unedited. What is true love and how does one know it is true? Beliefs? Much like the same way that believers "know" God is true?
     
  6. Kowalski

    Kowalski Active Member

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    Love shouldn't be confused with a deep regard for a cause, such as Mother Theresa's love for the donwtrodden

    Love is madness, is lust and can drive people crazy, and often does. Love is an all consuming passion,which when it wears off, leaves so many marriages in trouble.

    Cheers
    K
     
  7. Malus 12:9

    Malus 12:9 Temporarily Deactive.

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    Love is just an excuse to sell Valentine's Day cards.
     
  8. michel

    michel Administrator Emeritus
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    True Love is the emotion you share with someone until the two of you fall out (If that happens), and then true love becomes the way you feel about your next partner.;)
     
  9. Kowalski

    Kowalski Active Member

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    Valentines day is for mugs lol lol, and another excuse to keep the tills ringing.

    Cheers

    K
     
  10. michel

    michel Administrator Emeritus
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    you are such a romantic!:D
     
  11. Kowalski

    Kowalski Active Member

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    True Michel, but life experiences have left me just a tad cynical. Still, I live in hope for someone new to come along....

    Cheers

    K
     
  12. Malus 12:9

    Malus 12:9 Temporarily Deactive.

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    Then it wasn't true love MICH ;)
     
  13. Malus 12:9

    Malus 12:9 Temporarily Deactive.

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    I live in hope someone will come along period ;)
     
  14. cardero

    cardero Citizen Mod

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    True Love is Unconditional. No artificial hopes or expectations added.
     
  15. Jaymes

    Jaymes The cake is a lie

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    What's true love? The opposite of false love. ;) Heheh, only kidding. Sort of. I'd consider it loving for the right reasons. Of course, the right reasons vary from person to person.
     
  16. Malus 12:9

    Malus 12:9 Temporarily Deactive.

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    The opposite of love? Peace.
     
  17. Jaymes

    Jaymes The cake is a lie

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    How's that the opposite of love? I feel very much at peace when I'm with Liz.
     
  18. Darkdale

    Darkdale World Leader Pretend

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    I don't believe in "true love". There is only love.
     
  19. Lookingformeaning

    Lookingformeaning Active Member

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    I used to believe in "true love," but I honestly dont think it really exists.
     
  20. Fluffy

    Fluffy A fool

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    I agree with Unedited, I do not believe that true love exists.
     
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