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Polydectes April 12th, 2014 01:05 AM

What is love?
 
To you, what does it mean? Do you have it have you lost it. How did it happen? Elaborate.

tecoyah April 12th, 2014 01:24 AM

Love is the understanding someone else has become a requirement for happiness.

David April 12th, 2014 05:05 AM

It's a bunch of neurons firing at once, a flood of chemicals thru your body and a fever.

I don't get why people get so poetic over emotions, just call it what it is and life will be simpler.

arcturus88 April 13th, 2014 01:17 PM

psst...aufgablassen...you are doing it again.



my definition:

love is caring, considering, and yearning the best for a person more than you do for yourself.

note: much of this is behavioral driven. I take issue with people who speak of "loving" someone without actions to back it up.

arcturus88 April 13th, 2014 01:19 PM

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Originally Posted by David (Post 49785)
It's a bunch of neurons firing at once, a flood of chemicals thru your body and a fever.

I don't get why people get so poetic over emotions, just call it what it is and life will be simpler.


that is sad. in my humble opinion, this definition falls short and is probably more like the answer to "what is lust?" or "what is attraction?". it can occur entirely in the brain without any meaningful action to back it up; or can even have malevolent action that follows. For example, I imagine a rapist or child molester or teenage boy looking at porn could have "a bunch of neurons firing at once, a flood of chemicals thru your body and a fever"; but I would not define their outcome behavior as "love".

arcturus88 April 13th, 2014 01:36 PM

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
-Paul

Polydectes April 13th, 2014 02:32 PM

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Originally Posted by arcturus88 (Post 49814)

note: much of this is behavioral driven. I take issue with people who speak of "loving" someone without actions to back it up.

I do as well, love is not a feeling inside ones own head it is A promise that is backed up by actions.

David April 13th, 2014 06:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Polydectes (Post 49822)
I do as well, love is not a feeling inside ones own head it is A promise that is backed up by actions.

That's not 'love', that's loyalty, honor and friendship. It has nothing to do with the emotion of love (though the 2 often coincide) and would be better described as nobility.

Polydectes April 14th, 2014 04:07 AM

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Originally Posted by David (Post 49833)
That's not 'love', that's loyalty, honor and friendship. It has nothing to do with the emotion of love (though the 2 often coincide) and would be better described as nobility.

I don't agree that it's an emotion. I think it's the combination of loyalty honor and friendship.

Polydectes April 14th, 2014 05:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Aufgeblassen (Post 49841)
LOL!!! You say ot is not emotion, yet you list three emotions! :rolleyes:

I am not so sure that friendship and loyalty are emotions.

Polydectes April 14th, 2014 07:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Aufgeblassen (Post 49844)
A friend is someone you have an emotional attachment to; you would do things for them that you wouldn't normally do for strangers.

Am emotion isn't someone you have an emotional attachment to; you would do things for them that you wouldn't normally do for strangers

So it isn't an emotion.

arcturus88 April 14th, 2014 10:50 AM

so you dont love your sons? :o

Polydectes April 14th, 2014 07:42 PM

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Originally Posted by arcturus88 (Post 49847)
so you dont love your sons? :o

Unless his son is a woman I don't think he can in a normal world.

tecoyah April 15th, 2014 12:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Aufgeblassen (Post 49849)
A ridiculable question! :confused:

Unless you are confusing "Love" with "Sexual Activity".....it is actually a valid point.

Polydectes April 15th, 2014 04:10 AM

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Originally Posted by tecoyah (Post 49868)
Unless you are confusing "Love" with "Sexual Activity".....it is actually a valid point.

So common among homophobes, they think gay people are just sex crazed maniacs.

tecoyah April 15th, 2014 05:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Polydectes (Post 49872)
So common among homophobes, they think gay people are just sex crazed maniacs.


It is highly likely my level of sexual exploit would be considered depraved by this one....but's that's okay because we are married and hetero.

Polydectes April 15th, 2014 05:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Aufgeblassen (Post 49876)
Not me, since I am not.

You most certainly are. You may lie to yourself but I am not going to believe you.

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But I believe "bi"s are though. :p
Based on what?

Technically I am bisexual and I have had sex with three people in my life and never cheated on one of them. Don't knowthat makes me sex crazed.

Polydectes April 15th, 2014 05:28 AM

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Originally Posted by tecoyah (Post 49877)
It is highly likely my level of sexual exploit would be considered depraved by this one....but's that's okay because we are married and hetero.

Meh, sex to me is merely a side dish, or an expression of love. It's completelydependant upon love for me.

Polydectes April 15th, 2014 05:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Aufgeblassen (Post 49885)
Nope. Never have feared one in my entire life.

Disgust and fear are completely different things.

lies we tell ourselves.

Nice cover. But it's transparent.

You are homophobic.

Polydectes April 15th, 2014 06:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Aufgeblassen (Post 49893)
Look up synonyms for each word, and I have no doubt you will find there is no connection between the two.

What ever you use to deny your himophobia likely isn't a synonym, that wouldn't be denying it.

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You are as bad as the race baiters throwing the around the "R" word & playing the "race card". Totally ridiculous. One can "cry wolf" only so many times.
Except what I am saying isn't crying wolf it's called stating what is evident.

You are as bad as the westboro Baptist church, pathetically trying to cover your homophobia with false disgust.

It's just sad.


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