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Well? Come on, debate.
I say yes, for sure. Absolutely definately.
I'm just interested in who might say no?! JDT?!
that you confuse love, or any emotion or feeling, with grinning inanely.
That siclky ace feeling of being in love like someone's secretly given you an anaphylatic shock means that it does.
Love by John Lennon is the only song you need to hear when discussing this rather contentious issue
i'm cute as.
as in 'I'd love to be playing frisbee with this record'?
Why will it?
you confuse me so much sometimes.
I decide that it doesn't.
Then I fall i love.
Familial love I always believe in.
Romantic love I sometimes lose faith in.
One of mate's argued with me for ages about how love is just an extension of knowing someone well. And I was saying, NO, it's totally different. Genuinely a completely unique emotionn. But he was having none of it. I remember really annoying him by saying "you'll see, you just haven't been in love yet" and he went mental (understandably). Anyway, now's he's been with his girlfriend for about 4 years and fully admits he's in love. HAHAHA IN YOUR FACE MY MATE
does that make any sense?
So define your love, Moker - which kind are you referring to? Family? Romantic? Old friendships?
which is what makes it an all powerful emotion. MAAAAAAAN
family, and girlfriends, all different but all kinda similar. I dunno really. Can you define it? You can't break it down and describe it.
Maybe it's that you don't want anyone else and you're drawn to the other person. Actually, scrap that, that's a crap description.
I love your poetic shit. :o)
Love cant be rationalised easily. I can tell you exactly what it is from an evolutionary, biochemical perspective, but that takes some of the magic away.
All we need to know is that it's the best thing in the world!
Sheeps cheese is also cool.
that makes me laugh for some reason
it's just an emotion in your mind, like everything else.
Still exists thankyouverymuch.
love just stems from desire. Desire for companionship, desire for security, routine, sex etc.
love for a product also stems from desire, such as the love for a fine cuban cigar or fat joint, or the love for playing the drums, or driving fast.
makes something 'exist' is the fact that enough people think it does.
There doesn't seem to be anything harmful about believing in love. So I don't see any reason not to believe in it.
Question is, when different people talk about being in love, are they experiencing the same thing? Aaaaaaahhhhh
That's all you're getting. I don't do essays anymore.
i dont know, probably. is love an emotion?
I like answering questions with other questions.
Can you be in love 'at' someone, or only in love 'with' them?
"When I asked him: 'What are you doing there?', he fell off the back of the goat, so I captured and tied him up".
but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition
it's also a crappy cartoon strip I remember from the 80's
It's completely subjective though and is used a a catchall term for any particularly strong attachment, affection, friendship, sexual relationship, co-dependancy, infatuation... it's surely a massively overused word. It's probably just a side effect of our evolutionary programming. Most of the main things we do are.
This is not a denial that love exists. There is a specific feeling that the word represents that most people can relate to. Talking about the nature of love leaves a pretty clear trail back to neccesity and evolutionary factors though. Neccesary bonds between people across the hundreds and thousands of years leading up to civilisation.
Different people I know seem to use the word to describe what look like completely different things. It's amazing how different people can be inside when you get past the superficially similar surface factors.
I think if you try to take a step back and look at people objectively, they are pretty awful beings a lot of the time. Things that seem everyday and normal can actually be quite monstrous when you remove the comfort blanket of familiarity and societal context. I think if more people were creative in their thinking in this way, the world might be a much better place, and the word 'love' might actually come to mean much more than it does at present.
and we wouldn't be any closer to defining love
It's one word. But it means a million different things to a million different people
Even YourMom agrees with me. And we all know that mums are always right