What is Love  

gussax 51M
105 posts
2/14/2006 2:47 am

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What is Love


Since this is Valentine's Day I figured I would ask you all what you would define as love. I remember in 9th grade our Science teacher used to allow us to put in questions that he would then answer. Although he was pretty much expecting more simple questions, someone ask "What Is Love". Of course being a science teacher he didn't have a clue, so he asked the priest from the church across the street to come in and talk about love. Although he gave a good presentation talking about how the ancient greeks had 5 different words for love and went on to explain each one, I don't think he really had a clue either. So please explain to me what you think love is.

southrnpeach333 50F

2/14/2006 10:07 am

Sorry, I seem to be just as clueless as the teacher and the priest. But maybe it is like the Chief Justice said about pornography. I may not can define it but I know it when I see it.

Happy Valentine


Abbienormal57 66F

2/15/2006 6:58 am

Umm I haven't a clue. I do know that the people I care the most about are ones based on a deep friendship.


HOTNBOTHERED0414 46F

2/15/2006 9:13 pm

The affinity experienced between two people who are naturally able and willing to tune into one another's emotional, intellectual, and physical states - and respond to them in a nurturing and a stimulating way.


gussax 51M

2/16/2006 3:15 am

Hotnbothered0414: Well here's so questions for you think about.

1. Does it have to be between 2 people. Can one love themselves?
2. Does love only exist if it is reciprocated? Or can you love someone who doesn't love you back? Like a parent loving there rebelious teenager?
3. Emotional, intellectual and physical? Does love have to include all three or can it just include one of these elements? Can love exist with out being intellectual? Can love exist without being physical?
4. Does love only exist between people? Can you love your pet? There are certainly people who love their cats more then people?

I personally beleive love is a choice of the mind. An attitude that allows you to someone or something's needs before you own. Being willing to give your live for another or something.


gussax 51M

2/16/2006 3:17 am

southernpeach333: Thanks for visiting my blog. Love has so many facets to it and is so complex. It would be nice if we understood it more.


gussax 51M

2/16/2006 3:21 am

abbienormal57: I know what you mean about deep friendships. there are people who I'd do just about anything for, whose friendship has stood the test of time, who have been there for me and whom I have been there for them.

I love you handle. I think Young Frankestein was a great movie. Mel Brooks was a comic genius. And who can't love the acting of Gene Wilder?


HOTNBOTHERED0414 46F

2/16/2006 8:26 am

1. Does it have to be between 2 people. Can one love themselves? One has to love themselves before they can love another!

2. Does love only exist if it is reciprocated? Or can you love someone who doesn't love you back? Like a parent loving there rebelious teenager? The rebelious teen does love the parent and is just not showing it. The other person would have had done something to get the love in the first place. You can say you love pamela Anderson, but it is not really love.

3. Emotional, intellectual and physical? Does love have to include all three or can it just include one of these elements? Can love exist with out being intellectual? Can love exist without being physical? I believe love can exist without being physical,but if you love someone you will show them physical love, like a mom holding a child, or a lovers kiss!And physical is not ment as far as only sex.

4. Does love only exist between people? Can you love your pet? There are certainly people who love their cats more then people? Yes there can be love between pet and owner. You know a pet gives you unconditional love. They show you affection,They know when your sad and show you they care. Well atleast my dog does...lol
Did I do good? LOL


rm_goddess1946 105F
13518 posts
2/20/2006 9:27 pm

love is..........
all there is.....
after you strip away ...everything that really doesn't
mean all *that* in the big picture...

Just a little food for thought.............
If you really want to be happy, nobody can stop you...
{=}


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