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Old April 12th, 2014, 01:05 AM   #1
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What is love?

To you, what does it mean? Do you have it have you lost it. How did it happen? Elaborate.
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Old April 12th, 2014, 01:24 AM   #2
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Love is the understanding someone else has become a requirement for happiness.
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Old April 12th, 2014, 05:05 AM   #3
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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.
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Old April 12th, 2014, 05:09 AM   #4
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It is like to the extreme.

Just as hate is dislike to the extreme.

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Old April 13th, 2014, 10:29 AM   #5
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I think Van Halen hit the nail on the head with "When Its Love".

But I am quite certain they are talking about regular/normal love, not the queer stuff.

"When It's Love"

Everybody's lookin' for somethin'
Somethin' to fill in the holes
We think a lot but don't talk much about it
'Til things get out of control
How do I know when it's love
I can't tell you but it lasts forever
How does it feel when it's love
It's just something you feel together
When it's love
You look at every face in a crowd
Some shine and some keep you guessin'
Waiting for someone to come into focus
Teach you your final love lesson
How do I know when it's love
I can't tell you but it lasts forever
How does it feel when it's love
It's just something you feel together
Oh oh oh oh
Oh when it's love
Oh oh oh oh
You can feel it yeah
Oh oh oh oh
Nothing's missing
Yeah
Oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh
Nothing's missing
How do I know when it's love,
I can't tell you but it lasts forever
How does it feel when it's love
I can't tell you but it lasts forever
When it's love
When it's love
It'll last forever
When it's love
You and I
We're gonna feel this thing together
When it's love
When it's love
You can feel it
We'll make it last forever
When it's love

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Old April 13th, 2014, 01:17 PM   #6
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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.
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Old April 13th, 2014, 01:19 PM   #7
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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".

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Old April 13th, 2014, 01:36 PM   #8
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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

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Old April 13th, 2014, 01:53 PM   #9
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I take issue with people who speak of "loving" someone without actions to back it up.
Well, you SHOULD NOT, because it is a "feeling" within one's head (i.e. not actually based on actions) - hello?!
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Old April 13th, 2014, 02:32 PM   #10
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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.
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Old April 13th, 2014, 06:53 PM   #11
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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.
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Old April 14th, 2014, 04:07 AM   #12
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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.
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Old April 14th, 2014, 04:54 AM   #13
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I don't agree that it's an emotion. I think it's the combination of loyalty honor and friendship.
LOL!!! You say it is not emotion, yet you list three emotions!

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Old April 14th, 2014, 05:58 AM   #14
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LOL!!! You say ot is not emotion, yet you list three emotions!
I am not so sure that friendship and loyalty are emotions.
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Old April 14th, 2014, 07:06 AM   #15
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I am not so sure that friendship and loyalty are emotions.
A friend is someone you have an emotional attachment to; you would do things for them that you wouldn't normally do for strangers.
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Old April 14th, 2014, 07:41 AM   #16
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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.
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Old April 14th, 2014, 09:19 AM   #17
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In normal adult human terms, it is a bond between a man & a woman.
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Old April 14th, 2014, 10:50 AM   #18
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so you dont love your sons?
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Old April 14th, 2014, 11:27 AM   #19
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so you dont love your sons?
A ridiculable question!
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Old April 14th, 2014, 07:42 PM   #20
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so you dont love your sons?
Unless his son is a woman I don't think he can in a normal world.
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