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What is love?

Discussion in 'Sexual Orientation' started by TrevinMichael, Mar 1, 2017.

  1. TrevinMichael

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    Love is what I seek. Not sure what I will find on my journey.

    I expect it to be love in many shapes and forms.

    Simple ways it shows up. Like my friend giving me several hugs he is like a son to me.

    My grandson playing with trains with me.

    My other grandson shooting me with a squirt gun and laughing.

    Being held by someone close.
     
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    Playing trains with my dad was my favorite thing to do as a toddler and now I have a full train room with two scales of trains! That play time is love itself and it makes a lasting impression! :slight_smile:

    Patrick
     
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    Thanks Patrick
     
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    Love is the warmth you experience when someone understands you, on a deep, personal, and emotional level. When they truly get who you are, and enjoy your company because of that, flaws and all. This can be love from a mother, a father, a sibling, a friend, or a life partner. Even dogs can show love in this way, because they can often pick up on the emotional state of their owners.
     
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    Baby dont hurt me
     
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    God damit someone got to it faster than me...

    But in all seriousness, I would say love is something that is so broad, it cant be summed up in a single word. You can love eating chips, which is a different feeling to the love you receive from doing something that you love like listening to music, which is again a different type of love to spending time with someone that you love, which is different depending on how you know the person.

    I mean, in Greek there are 4 different words for love that look at differing aspects of it, it becomes hard for me to talk about it sometimes, but all in all, its such a wonderful thing in any of its forms.
     
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    thanks like the answers
     
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    Friendship is close to love too! I love most of my friends and would drop a lot to help them.
     
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    A deep friendship, caring parents, a stranger doing something kind for you. These all stem from love. Love is motivated by the desire to be with others and to contribute to their happiness without ulterior motives. There are different degrees of love (asexual and romantic for example.) But all are based on respect of others, and the good times spent with them.

    I hope this all makes sense.

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    thanks for the wonderful answers

    love means many things

    And I love people in my life in many ways.

    I show love to most that I meet.
     
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    Love is something that makes you want to be around and protect people. Love in a romantic sense makes you bond with your lover and stay by them so you can raise your young, and spend your life with them. Love makes you want to protect. Your friends, your lover, your children. Because people need each other.
     
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    Came here to say this. Way too late.
     
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    You Haddaway of beating all of us to it....


    It seems like love has something to do with keeping someone in your heart for however long and being willing to act that way.
     
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    Love is many things to many people

    even animals show love
     
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    Don't hurt me. No mooore~
     
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    :grin:

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    ON-TOPIC: True love is unconditional. .....no give and take, no tic for tat, on strings attached. ..just pure acts of kindness
     
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    What is Love: The title of one of my favorite songs by Exo
     
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    It is a great song.

    Love is not having to have the last word, or be right, or think you are better than someone.

    Love is accepting someone, loving them despite what you may think is a fault or a weakness. We are all just human and no one is better than any one else.
     
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    I think love is also unconditional acceptance. It's accepting someone (or something) with no expectation of something in return. One way I describe it is "accepting someone (something) just the way it is, and just the way it isn't."

    I also bring up love for things other than people, because sometimes I think we can love our lives by choice. You can choose to say "I love this moment of my life, warts and all." Just saying that can be very powerful because it's an active choice towards what is rather than what you wish were so.
     
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    I've always loved these lyrics from Bette Midler's The Rose:

    Some say love, it is a river, that drowns the tender reed
    Some say love, it is a razor, that leaves your soul to bleed
    Some say love, it is a hunger, an endless aching need
    I say love, it is a flower, and you, its only seed

    Its the heart afraid of breaking, that never learns to dance
    Its the dream afraid of waking, that never takes the chance
    Its the one who won't be taking, who cannot seem to give
    And the soul afraid of dying, that never learns to live

    When the night has been too lonely and the road has been too long
    And you think that love is only for the lucky and the strong
    Just remember in the winter, far beneath the bitter snows
    Lies the seed, that with the sun's love in the spring becomes the rose