Lust, what is it exactly?  

TehTigerLily 31F
45 posts
7/27/2005 3:10 pm

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

Lust, what is it exactly?

Ive heard of people lusting after one another, people lusting for material posessions, or even the simple things in life.

How do we know when our lust has gone to far?

You've all heard of a man or woman, killing off the others spouse because they lust so for the other person, and that they are jealous that the only thing that stands in thier way is that one person. Or of a person stealing a car that they absolutly love because they cannot afford it and they are willing to take the chance of being caught.

I have also seen a different kind of lust. The lust of a mother for her children, to take care of them, to protect and provide. She would do anything to protect,and care for them. Or a man who lusts for his job, and does the best that he can because he knows he can do it, and takes pride in his work.

So the question here is, which lust is right and which is wrong? I mean is it okay to lust after another mans wife or in some cases another womens husband? Or is it okay for a mother and father to love thier children so much it has become a form of lust, that they would steal to feed them?

Let me know how you feel on this question. I had this question while attending school, and it was actually a very good question, one that made you think, so give me your thought on this!


Freedom2Luv 39M
5 posts
7/27/2005 9:21 pm

I think that the word lust in itself indicates an unhealthy level of desire. I think that's also why it is so often paired with sexual intimacy -- there is a real appeal to excessive desire of someone in a sexual way. Even though the context of the word shifts to other references, I can't ever say that I've heard lust used in a positive light.


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