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Originally posted by MBM:
What is love? Can someone define it?

Peace and Blessings,

The term love seems to be a highly flexible and interpretive word, regardless of its official definition. I have learned over the years that it means very different things to different people. For some it is strictly emotional, others it can be defined as a verb....a list of accomplishments made by the couple. I think what is most important in a society that is not as culturally cohesive as this one is....to make sure that you and your loved one agree on what love means to one another.

Peace,
Virtue
I believe that being in love requires making the choice to move in the best interests of another person - regardless of the personal sacrifices it takes for one to do so.

I don't have the energy for that, so I guess I am in "like you a hell of a lot."
Nopies.

quote:
Originally posted by Sandye:
I believe that being in love requires making the choice to move in the best interests of another person - regardless of the personal sacrifices it takes for one to do so.

I don't have the energy for that, so I guess I am in "like you a hell of a lot."


ROFL!
That's the question my 'sister' should have been asking before she got married. Now the poor girl is stuck with a big nothing that she feels nothing for...but in the immoral/immortal words of her ex-boyfriend, on her wedding day, "The courts are handing out divorces everyday!"
But if you're asking me if I'm in love, then I'd have to say I don't think I really believe in love for me. You know how you can see other people with/doing something but your not too sure if you could have/do the same thing? Well that's how I feel about love. Not quite sure if I believe in the whole thing but hey that is a different story for a very different day.
I voted no because I was thinking of 'romatic love' which I am not experienceing at the moment.

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Sandye:
I believe that being in love requires making the choice to move in the best interests of another person - regardless of the personal sacrifices it takes for one to do so.


By this definition of romantic love, of which I agee, love is about action matching emotion IMO, it is a noun as well as averb. I probably won't be in love again until I can experience love in a reciprical manner. I have the energy to do this, but no man I've come across, (accept one and he transended) has been that way towards me. So the 'feeling' fades because there is no 'action'.

If you use that definition in a non-romantic way. then I am 'in love' with our people. Which I can honestly say is true. The closest thing I have felt in an emotional way that can compare with the feeling of being in romantic love is when I'm in Africa. The closest thing I express in being 'in action orientated love' is the time and effort I put into trying to change our people's circumstances.

In fact, we tell people in recruitment...
"Do you love your people enough to study for them?"
"Do you love your people enough to put in work for them?"
If you use that definition in a non-romantic way. then I am 'in love' with our people. Which I can honestly say is true. The closest thing I have felt in an emotional way that can compare with the feeling of being in romantic love is when I'm in Africa. The closest thing I express in being 'in action orientated love' is the time and effort I put into trying to change our people's circumstances.-Osun

Hey girl, that was sweetness. For real. that was deep.
I'm not currently in love.

But then again, I operate under the premise that love is nothing more than an all consuming attraction, or a deep affection for someone. It's a unique feeling of connection that makes my heart smile. It's just another choice of many that I make on any given day.

I fall in love all the time. People fall in love all the time. It's the staying in love that I and IMO people have a problem with.

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