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The meaning of Love
« on: May 22, 2009, 01:43:07 AM »
What is the true meaning of the word Love?

I am often told that true love means to give. To give up everything for that person and to let them be happy.

The word love is thrown around the world so much that it has lost its passionate meaning. "I love chocolate." The word of passion, and affection. I would give anything for chocolate then?

When finally a pioneer comes along to try and enlighten the people around her that the meaning of "Love" is such a strong word. It shouldn't be used in such casual conversation. Sadly the world rejects, and continues using any vocabulary they wish to express their emotions.

This view of course would be over dramatic. The true meaning of this is when is it right to tell another person, "I love you." When is it so true? Those three words are the words that change so many lives. For the better, or even the worse. This phrase is one that should not be uttered so casually.

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Re: The meaning of Love
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2009, 02:15:51 AM »
Love comes with a wide range of meanings, I have friends that I love, but it isn't the same as the love I have for my brothers, my dad, my grandparents, and that love is different that I feel for my daughter which is different than I feel for my wife.  I guess you can't quantify love, just say that its different person to person for whom you feel the emotion.

How many guys have lost friends because, same sex or opposite, because they said they loved them and the meaning was taken to the physical rather than the comradely, and there is a difference between comradely love and familial love.  There's many I can say I love, but only one that receives comradely, familial and physical love.

How can one definition be enacted when we can't easily sift through the meaning of the word in our own minds, let alone explain to others the differences in the love we have for those in our life.

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Re: The meaning of Love
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2009, 12:12:23 PM »
Love is a word composed of four symbols and the only meaning associated with this combination of symbols is the meaning that we give or accept. I believe that the word should be accompanied by body language, emotions, and possibly other words. Going along with LP's definitions, it could be that the word love can not be defined on its own but in conjunction with other words.

In order for the pioneer to help people understand what love means, the pioneer needs to understand people. People do not adhere to ideas unless there is a tragedy or trend associated with that idea. If the pioneer wants to get her message across, she needs to create a tragedy the world will not forget or start a trend. Better the latter than the former; however, those with the power to start a trend are often not the best of role models. I wonder if that's a catch-22?

 

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