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What is love anymore in today's society?
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In my opinion, the meaning of love is a priceless feeling toward people that you care and should not be used as an object for one's pleasure. In our society, a lot of people live by materials such as food, clothes, books, etc. Obviously, they'll enjoy them for a short period of time. For example, you wanted to buy a game that you really want and later on you bought it. After you finished the game, what would you do with that game you completed? Most of them would forget about it and let if cover in dusts. (I'm not saying it's bad to buy it. Just using it as an example )
I think that's how many people feel like it.


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What's your opinion on love?
Love like anything else has is it's good and bad parts. It can push us to do wonderful things for people, or do horrible things in the name of others. It can save someone, or destroy if it becomes a obsession. In the end it's a powerful thing.

What age do you think love can be felt at?
Any and all ages, just in different ways. Most people know family love from the time they're born, and every experiences "puppy love" eventually, etc. There's different kinds of "love", but I think the "true love" that we're talking about can be felt only when the person is mature enough to really understand what it means. I think the understanding only comes with time and experience, so it could be any age.

What an appropriate time to which love can be said at?
If you really truly feel like you're in love you should say it, but just don't say it because you feel like that's what you're suppose to do. Saying "I love you." doesn't mean "I'll love you forever." It just means that at that moment, with that person, you love them =).

What moments can the word love be used for?
Like in the previous question, whenever you really feel that, that's how you feel. Obviously you'd only be sure about it, if you thought about it first though. There are some inappropriate moments though. Like when someone is going a rough time in their life and are stressed out, pulling out a "I love you!" confession isn't a good idea. Even if they like you back, they aren't in the right state of mind to be starting a new relationship.

Is the word love truly being degraded or has it a new meaning to many?
"Degraded" I think is a little harsh, but I do think the original meaning has been lost. I think you'll feel the difference though when someone who really loves you says so, and when someone who is just throwing the word out there says it.

Is it truly the media's fault or is the cause elsewhere?
A combination of media and a general decline in the strict standard of morals in society are responsible. In the past most people would never even THINK of having sex with someone they weren't married to, but as we all know today that's a regular occurrence. I think the same thing has happened to the word "love". In the past it was a rarely used word and only used when you were very serious, but as people become more laid back about various things, "love" is used more freely.

Is love really being degraded or do you think the meaning for love does involve the term sex and such?
This is kind of a confusing question... but I think "true love" does involve sex. "True love" encompasses all parts of a loving relationship including physical and emotional actions. Unfortunately I think sex is applied to all the different stages of love now including puppy love, infatuation, etc. when it shouldn't because it blurs the line between "true love" and infatuation.

What is your definition of love?
To me love is always thinking of what's best for the other person regardless of your first instinct. Meaning, sometimes you can't give who you love what they want because it's not what's best for them, or sometimes you shouldn't sacrifice yourself for them because it would make them feel worse in the end. I think people think of "love" as always putting their partner first and doing whatever makes them happy, but it can't always be that way, because even though you're giving them what they want, that doesn't mean you're giving them what they NEED.
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n_n303 wrote:

eh, like i first posted you're just one of those freaks who analyze love too much. Love is simple. I dont understand why people think its so complicated


Don't need to call me a freak just because I think I'm interested to know WHY we are the way we are : (
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Gabcom wrote:
Don't need to call me a freak just because I think I'm interested to know WHY we are the way we are : (


wtf? when the hell did i ever call you a frea--errrrrr......shit. *gives you a cookie* i ment freaks in general...*tries to butter you up* (^_____^);


Needs more butter
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n_n303 wrote:

*gives you a foot massage and a piece of chocolate cake* ahem... you do know you're making me spam
* walks away*


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LOVE IS GOOD
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hate to sound like stupid or what ever but love has just become a word to some people like if ur going out with someone for like a day and u tell them u love them do u really or not my guess is not but what ever but if ur with someone u really care for and truely love then yeah ur in love... wow i not normaly like that bu;t what ever
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I think in today's society, the love of money has become much more important than the love of people. Sex makes more money than love.
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bluxberry wrote:

I think in today's society, the love of money has become much more important than the love of people. Sex makes more money than love.


sadly yes that sounds true
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To me love is:
- Whenever you get a warm fuzzy feeling inside just hearing their name.
- When the hairs on the back of your neck stand up, with just one touch from them.
- When you get butterflies because of their presence.
- When you hang up the phone, then you call right back.
- When you don't need money or cars, because they're your all.

Pretty much any cliched line from a song =P
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Love is the expression of one's values, the greatest reward you can earn for the moral qualities you have achieved in your character and person, the emotional price paid by one man for the joy he receives from the virtues of another.
Ayn Rand


i didnt manage to quote the cruncher that posted this T___T sry... but i acknowledge u :]
really great! xD i love my family cats and friends and dogs and watever. :] love makes the world goes round the media jus paints it the colourful colours and makes it into some other thing associatd with "it" all the time. they paint it so ugly.. :[ yuks
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Whats your opinion on love? I understand thier can be many differant types of love but to me the only love I belive matters is that which remains eternal. The love that once you've tasted you cannot live without. That one person who give you purpose. Makes your excistance worth something. The person whom you would risk every single thing for just to see her / him smile. ( A little vague and I am sorry for that ^^;;; )

What age do you think love can be felt at? I belive love isnt limited to age. As long as your mind is mature enough to understand what love is and what it means to love. If you are refering to physical age however then things can get complicated of course I like to think of love more as an emotional and mental state of being rather than a physical one.

What an appropriate time to which love can be said at? I belive love should be said when its first felt and after you are absolutely certain that it is love that you felt. Say it without knowing then your in trouble. Say it to late then your in trouble.

What moments can the word love be used for? I honestly the word love should only be used to express your eternal love towards teh person you will love ( is being hypocritical by saying love three times lol, I think you get my point)

Is the word love truly being degraded or has it a new meaning to many? I belive love cant be degraded. I belive people's interpetations and the way the express have gotten worse though.

Is it truly the medias fault or is the cause elsewhere? The people have a mind of thier own and if they are stupid enough to base their lives on SOMEONE ELSE'S expierances, then its thier problem. The media just gave people another excuse to be idiots ( *is not trying to offend anyone* )

Is love really being degraded or do you think the meaning for love does involve the term sex and such? Sex is an act of intamacy, I belive it should only be done with one's lover as it is far more than mating. I wont post my full views here as there are to much but if anyone is interested then I do have my MSN and AIM addresses on my profile.

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In today's society, when you speak of love, many people tend to refer it to male-female relationship. Fewer people speak love as in agape, parental, or divine, etc.

When someone says 'Will someone ever love me?' he/she is worried as if nobody from the opposite sex is attracted to him/her. At that moment that person fails to think the love from friends, parents, and from God.
Posted 2/4/08

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Whats your opinion on love?

Love is something that can be different for different people. I love my mother, i love my daughter, i love my best friend, would i have sex with any of them? no.. But does that make my love any less strong for them? no..
If you are meaning the term "In love" then that's a whole different story.. Being IN love is a very difficult thing. and i thought i'd felt it many times before. But i was a dumb kid and didn't know what love truly was. Being IN love is a very deep thing, and no matter what happens you still love that person. They can beat you, they can ignore you, they can cheat on you, and you still love them, and harber little to no anger towards them.
Love is a difficult concept for many people, as it's a feeling, an abstract.
When i was younger, i equated love with sex. As i was taught by the media and my peers.
Sex is NOT love... Sex is Sex.. but that's another topic.


What age do you think love can be felt at?

I don't think that anyone can be in love until they know who they are. I hear kids on here say that they "love" some person they've known for like a week and it just makes me laugh. I remember those days when i had a crush on a person and swore up and down it was LOVE... but, i grew out of those little crushes, and the idea of love, is quite idealistic.. at least to me. Which is probably why i'm trying to teach my daughter to know who she is.. and discover the things that SHE really likes, and not just following the crowd and doing things because she "should"


What an appropriate time to which love can be said at?

Love doesn't have a time limit. If you feel it.. .HONESTLY feel it.. then say it.


What moments can the word love be used for?

Various different things, however a qualifier needs to be added to change it's general meaning to a specific one.
IE.
IN love - meaning passionate partner for life love
unconditional love - the love of a parent or child.
Etc etc.

Is the word love truly being degraded or has it a new meaning to many?

Yes it's being used WAY too flippantly.

Is it truly the medias fault or is the cause elsewhere?

The media is the real rulers of the world. They can influence the entire country to vote a certain way, they can influence the economy (Trust me the economy was JUST FINE before the media started talking about the signs of a recession - i know i work in the financial industry)

This quote makes a lot of sense to me, regarding love.

Love is the expression of one's values, the greatest reward you can earn for the moral qualities you have achieved in your character and person, the emotional price paid by one man for the joy he receives from the virtues of another.
Ayn Rand




your right sex is sex but you can make love during sex
instead of it being a more physical thing its a more emotinal sexualy experince

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Well, love is the chemistry between two persons, regardless of their relationship (parental, friends, lovers etc).

Someone you place in your heart, to hold close to, to protect or protect you

Someone capable of making you smile or tear, even the smallest things they do.

Love is a beautiful thing
yet, good things don't last. It can only be sweet memories.

For whats left after love, is nothing but commitment because you have to. Otherwise, it will all fall apart.


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I Don't Know What Love Is...So I'm Not Gona Pretend That I Do Know
All I Can Say Is Love Is Locked Away In The Deepest Part, Of Your Heart

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Is love truly degraded to terms of sex in this generation. As a teen 15 years of age I have seen many around my age if not a bit older taking the word "love" lightly. The word love in the media is being masked as sex as far as I have seen, rap artists, hip hop, and many genres of the sort see love as having intercourse with the most attractive woman in eyesight. Has the media changed our outlook on the word love, or have the coming generation just have raging hormones to which they cannot control? Here are some questions for some to think upon.

Whats your opinion on love?

What age do you think love can be felt at?

What an appropriate time to which love can be said at?

What moments can the word love be used for?

Is the word love truly being degraded or has it a new meaning to many?

Is it truly the medias fault or is the cause elsewhere?

Is love really being degraded or do you think the meaning for love does involve the term sex and such?

What is your definition of love?

In my opinion the youth of today (yea yea I know im a kid myself but hear me out i guess lol) believe love to be a relationship no matter how long. The term love is being used so much that it seems it went from, "love cannot express about how I feel" to a simple "if we love each other you'd do this for me or you should have sex with me." A case in point males of today cannot simply wait for a girl to go out with them, in effect they just try to find someone else. A reason I also mention the media is for the use of words like, player or gold digger. Why can money buy love to a woman in todays society? Well I'd like to hear your outlook on things also.


ur right......i think u should listen to wats going on in my english class, we have to write and try to answer love questions, and weve been having huge debates on everything......its insane, but ya, ' i love you ' is not as ez as its used today, i dont really think age matters as much as maturity and how you personally view it, if ur just in it for like, sex or reputation its ridiculous........
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