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Define Love, Food for fools, or powerful passion?
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post May 20 2006, 02:49 PM
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*Sighs*

Love is a complicated thing. Even falling in it, one would still not know what it means. Let's put all the brain together, my friends, and let do the unthinkable to mankind. Today, we're gonna define love.

Since I started this, I'll go first. It's just like someone told me, "Love is like a ghost, everyone speaks of it, but no one sees it". unsure.gif
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post May 20 2006, 03:02 PM
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love

It's also a chemical imbalance in the brain.
I'm such a romantic rolleyes.gif


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post May 20 2006, 03:16 PM
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If you're under 21, and you think you're in love.....you're not in love.

Most people will mature and change (personality-wise) when they are in college.
They leave their little shells and protective bubbles to a sampling of the real world.




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post May 20 2006, 04:13 PM
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Love is a universal, ultimate power; the greatest ambition to strive to is to love other living beings and share that feeling of compassion in order to elevate ourselves into a greater realm of existence.


Romance is an imitation of that emotion, which incorporates some love, but mostly is a biproduct of lust and the naturally occuring tendency of the id to wish to reproduce and therefore impairs judgement in order to make mating possible. In ideal cases, that frenzy may die down into a more agreeable companionship built on mutual emotional understanding and caring for one anothers' welfare regardless of whether or not your own carnal needs are fulfilled. That is a much closer demonstration of honest love.


And Asu- 21? Wow, that's a nice little measurement of maturity; chronological years! Yeah! It's almost as brilliant of an idea as declaring all individuals as responsible adults at the age of eighteen, regardless of whether they really can do anything for themselves or not.

And you can't tell me that I don't love my mom at my age, because I sure as heck do.


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post May 20 2006, 05:00 PM
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QUOTE(Toby-Chan @ May 20 2006, 04:13 PM) [snapback]398383[/snapback]

Love is a universal, ultimate power; the greatest ambition to strive to is to love other living beings and share that feeling of compassion in order to elevate ourselves into a greater realm of existence.


Romance is an imitation of that emotion, which incorporates some love, but mostly is a biproduct of lust and the naturally occuring tendency of the id to wish to reproduce and therefore impairs judgement in order to make mating possible. In ideal cases, that frenzy may die down into a more agreeable companionship built on mutual emotional understanding and caring for one anothers' welfare regardless of whether or not your own carnal needs are fulfilled. That is a much closer demonstration of honest love.


And Asu- 21? Wow, that's a nice little measurement of maturity; chronological years! Yeah! It's almost as brilliant of an idea as declaring all individuals as responsible adults at the age of eighteen, regardless of whether they really can do anything for themselves or not.

And you can't tell me that I don't love my mom at my age, because I sure as heck do.



perhaps i should rephrase it then since i didn't mean to imply a lot of what you directed your response to:
I was really focusing on love of a boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse/SO. The age 21 was just something that defined a typical college age. Some people still aren't emotionally mature enough for love/a relationship by the end of college either.


If you're in high school and in a relationship. You're not in love.



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post May 20 2006, 05:38 PM
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I was really focusing on love of a boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse/SO


Thats what I thought this was all about...


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QUOTE(popogeejo @ May 20 2006, 05:38 PM) [snapback]398434[/snapback]

Thats what I thought this was all about...

you do the hokey-pokey and you turn yourself around...that's what it's all about.


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post May 20 2006, 06:57 PM
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QUOTE(asu @ May 20 2006, 06:00 PM) [snapback]398420[/snapback]

If you're in high school and in a relationship. You're not in love.


I have a buddy of mine right now that thinks he is in love dry.gif Tisk Tisk Tisk...the 'kid' is going to ruin his whole life if is he is going to do, what he says he is going to do...STUPID MARTY! mad.gif in retro-spective he is fu*ked...

Love is just there to piss you off.


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post May 20 2006, 07:48 PM
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People really need to stop saying 'love' when applying it to crap like that.

Wouldn't 'infatuation' and 'lust' work a little bit better?

Maybe 'Twitterpation', to make a classic Disney reference to ridiculous hormonal giggityness.


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QUOTE(Toby-Chan @ May 20 2006, 08:48 PM) [snapback]398523[/snapback]

People really need to stop saying 'love' when applying it to crap like that.

Wouldn't 'infatuation' and 'lust' work a little bit better?



Love is what ever you define it to be. Each to their own on this disease that we call love


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post May 20 2006, 08:02 PM
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I'm pretty sure that real love originates above the belt.


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post May 20 2006, 08:04 PM
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QUOTE(Void @ May 20 2006, 09:02 PM) [snapback]398549[/snapback]

I'm pretty sure that real love originates above the belt.


To what belt on whom do you tell of? *wink* Both have a different meaning when applied


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Across the board.


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post May 20 2006, 08:19 PM
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QUOTE(Void @ May 20 2006, 08:02 PM) [snapback]398549[/snapback]

I'm pretty sure that real love originates above the belt.


dry.gif That's what I'm saying.

The problem is that it has come to encompass such a broad spectrum of definitions, many of them shallow and undesirably dysfunctional relationships that it's become overused and almost tainted as a word and a concept.

Because "Oh baby, you're so beautiful" is what we hear in what we all call love songs, and loss of ability to get laid causes people to emo and lament over how much "love sucks", it's become cheapened. Love is a good thing that all of us strive for to have a more fulfilling existence; not the subject of a dime store romance novel.

But then, I guess human emotion is something that even our ridiculously complex language can't really define, can it. There are so many levels of love and affection that creatures can feel towards one another; Lust and infatuation can be present at some levels, but they aren't all that love encompasses. They're often blinding to reality and cause difficulties in working relationships. During courtship, passion is what causes us to believe we are 'meant for' the person we are with, and we try to hide all our flaws and impress, and believe we can do no wrong, nor can the other person. Then that fades, and in the aftermath, you have reality; you can love that person, and probably always will, but you might not always like that person enough to keep up a functioning partnership. That's when people start to think love sucks, when it's a relationship malfunction caused by simple need for acceptance and maintenence.

I love everyone. (Even if I do get angry and use the H word once in a while) I certainly don't like everyone. There are lots of people I can't put up with. (Like half the population) Which is why I think a lifelong 'love' partnership should be based on more than just the love aspect; but of the like and compatability aspect. If it comes to it in the future, I don't want candlelight and champagne and constant giggles and nuzzling and public makeout sessions for the rest of my life; I'd prefer to have someone I'm comfortable sitting in the same room with, just coexisting. Probably too demanding and idealistic of me, though.

But hey, I'm half awake and this probably won't make any sense to me tomorrow morning.


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post May 20 2006, 08:56 PM
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QUOTE(Toby-Chan @ May 20 2006, 09:19 PM) [snapback]398563[/snapback]

But hey, I'm half awake and this probably won't make any sense to me tomorrow morning.

Actually Toby i think you hit it right on mellow.gif I had to stop and think after i read it...damm i can't say anything against that.

But i do feel a bit (as they say) sorry for you, and at that i don't know why. do you need a hug? you wierd idealistic person that you are


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