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Posted 8/12/15
Were you high when you wrote this? Seriously...18 and asking what is love? Not trying to bust your chops..but...18? really? Live...just live...and you will know. (btw..keep off the hard stuff).
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what is love? baby don't hurt me, don't hurt me, no more.
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What is love? Nah don't hurt me...


Love has always been painful for me.
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Posted 8/12/15
Furry and Ibra,
It seems like we are unpacking love at varying degrees of success across 3 levels.

1. Formal -> The abstract idea or concept of love.

2. Functional -> Love defined by an embodied doing or being.

3. Construction -> A broadly held social convention which defines love as a word and practice.

Watts is apt here because he offers a way of reprioritizing the personal and individual aspect of an experience like love, over the external, semantic and shared social meaning words like "love" tend to convey.

Said differently, we experience life (in large part) on the scale of our own encounters with the outside world. We can enjoy an inner world populated by first hand experiences, memories and corresponding evaluations. Thus how we individually mediate a real external world frames the ways we come to know and interpret (even internally) the world around us.

So there is no elegant universal way of communicating with "love" (the word) , Love (the idea); precisely because the plurality and ambiguity of language supports so many relational meanings for the word. Love is an abstract noun describing simultaneously a wide range of possible objects, states and relationships. Isn't it wonderful that for someone Love can be twink and for others twinky.

"love",

Robert
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Posted 8/13/15
A concept of perceived affection and care. Lol idk, it's complex and ridiculous to truly and realistically define.
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Posted 8/14/15
love is complicated waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too complicated
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Posted 8/15/15
Love. An over glorified way of saying "to rely on others financially and emotionally."
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Posted 8/15/15
What is free love? Free love is too tame for him. UNDERSTAND UNDERSTAND... UNDERSTAND UNDERSTAND the concept of love! UH!

But seriously, I have no idea.
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Posted 8/15/15
Love is different for each individual; thus can not be defined. It's far too abstract.

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Posted 8/15/15
According to my Druidic bloodline, I know nothing!!

But I say it's when a boy sperm falls 'in love" with a girl-egg and will move a mountain,
invade the sweet helpless egg...then,

Uh, all Hell breaks loose..
Cry Havoc!! Release the hounds of war, hell, love....!!
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Posted 8/15/15
Love is when he decides to hug you so hard that a little baby will come out of you after a while. Its beauty is hard to describe with mere words. Let's just say it's the perfect organism.



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Posted 8/15/15

ibrahim2712 wrote:

It's 4 am and I feel like going into something deep but I have no one to talk to about it xD

My question to you all is, what is love? From a young age, we are told by our parents, "You must love us, you must love your siblings, and you must love God. And you must do it voluntarily and not because I told you so." Or when a couple gets married, they are expected to love each other unconditionally.

But is this a fallacy? In my opinion, love that doesn't flow freely, and is forced, is not authentic, therefore is no longer love. Every single one of us knows this yet mysteriously we choose to ignore it, because it goes against the "rules" of life, as if their were any rules to begin with. Somehow, society has come to the conclusion that human nature can't be trusted because it might disappoint us.

Because if you put your trust in someone and love them, you come to the risk of having your heart broken or them not fulfilling your expectations. Or in the earlier example, you fear that if you don't force yourself to love your parents, there runs the risk that you won't love them. But I feel like this risk has to be taken. Consider the alternative, you force yourself to display unauthentic love, which is nothing more than an act, and you spend your whole life full of resentment and unhappiness to force something that isn't there.

In the exact same way, you can go to a school to learn how to draw manga and art perfectly, but if you don't have something to express, you can never make a good story. Or if someone goes to school to learn the techniques to make music. You can learn all the techniques, but you can never teach someone how to be creative, because creativity is love and it can only flow out freely.

That's why the arts are really important, yet schools minimize the arts and have less and less classes about them.
As Alan Watts said, "Love that is not expressed, will come out in the form of self destruction."


Love....what is it?.......Being able to kill, die, cry, sacrifice, and give your all for someone else without a second thought. Its that easy. Been doing it for 25 years.
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Posted 8/15/15

pirththee wrote: 95% biological 5% madness.
"Its pure madness!?!"

dotsforlife wrote: Love is a fools game.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMk1wBPiUIo

1. Formal -> The abstract idea or concept of love.
2. Functional -> Love defined by an embodied doing or being.
3. Construction -> A broadly held social convention which defines love as a word and practice.
then I would say love could be either having a liking to someone, something about another and more.

one is building up to a liking that is more stable, but could be beaten by chemical reaction from another (either be smell or something else that makes the heart pump).
another is that on first sight where your body feels and thinks this is the right one, where it could have been done by the smell (like dogs can find out if they like that dog or not etc)
and much more?


Sogno- 
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Posted 8/15/15

Ryuouka wrote:


ibrahim2712 wrote:


furytime wrote:

See here I posted something serious and people come destroy the thread with funny gifs. I'm loling


The sad part is they're all over 20.


No, that's the key point you clearly haven't come to age to understand yet.




son, when life gets harder you have to be siller otherwise..
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Posted 8/15/15
And nobody has yet to bring this quote up...:
"Definition: 'Love' is making a shot to the knees of a target 120 kilometers away using an Aratech sniper rifle with a tri-light scope... Love is knowing your target, putting them in your targeting reticule, and together, achieving a singular purpose against statistically long odds."
-HK-47
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