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Concerning LoveWhat is the meaning of love? Answer if you want, i guess.

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chikazu | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Honors

Posted November 23, 2009 at 12:52 PM via web

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Concerning Love

What is the meaning of love? Answer if you want, i guess.

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spazzer16 | Student, College Freshman | (Level 1) Honors

Posted November 23, 2009 at 1:09 PM (Answer #2)

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Love is a very broad subject. What area are you referring to?

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deadlyshot | Student, College Freshman | (Level 1) Honors

Posted November 23, 2009 at 1:50 PM (Answer #3)

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i agree. what area of love are u talking about?

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miss-kish | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 2) eNoter

Posted November 23, 2009 at 2:46 PM (Answer #4)

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when you can share you're deepest, darkest secrets with someone and they still accept you 100%... when you are with that person and you feel happy.. truly happy, no doubts and no regrets. honestly?? i don't think you can study love.. just feel it.

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Ashley Kannan | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted November 23, 2009 at 3:13 PM (Answer #5)

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I think that a definition of true love cannot stray from the idea that individuals have to feel completely at one with another and yet feel themselves.  One of the most challenging elements in any relationship is the ability to be oneself, yet be close to another.  How one navigates the challenges of being independent, yet immersed in another is of critical importance in any relationship.  I would submit that being in love, a true love, finds a way to bridge this chasm so that individuals do not have to be dismayed about being trapped between equally desirable, yet incompatible courses of the good.  Rather, true love allows one to be "independently dependent" on and with another.

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ask996 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

Posted November 24, 2009 at 10:07 AM (Answer #6)

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Accepting others for whom they are, warts and all, necessitates that we first accept ourselves. Love does not seek validation from others but it is perhaps unconditional. Someone doesn't have to earn love--s/he is simply loved. Nor do all love relationships operate at 50%/50%. Sometimes (and that means sometimes)one partner might only be able to give 20%. Love picks up the slack and waits patiently until equilibrium is restored. If a relationship is consistently out of equilibrium then perhaps it's not love. 

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chikazu | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Honors

Posted November 24, 2009 at 1:36 PM (Answer #7)

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I believe that love cannot be defined. It cannot be shared, spread, or even indulged in unless you truly feel it. Only when one has experienced true love can they begin to understand what it is.

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chikazu | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Honors

Posted November 24, 2009 at 1:49 PM (Answer #8)

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Also, the area of love that I'm talking about is the part where one feels deeply for someone. Where one would die ( figuratively ) if the other died.

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spazzer16 | Student, College Freshman | (Level 1) Honors

Posted December 1, 2009 at 12:11 PM (Answer #9)

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Umm sorry i posted my answer in the other disscusion

 

Okay Okay.... I feel Love is when you are separated from thy love, you feel empty and are missing something. When you are with them you can do anything, say anything and not be judged by your love.

Its one thing to say I love you.. (by the way i love you mom :P ) But to show it, means that you be about it and are about it.

What i mean is that you will jump in front of a bullet for them. you want them to be happy no matter what, even if what makes them happy is someone else.

Love is not selfish, it is kind. It does not take, it only gives.

This is how i feel about love and loving some one.

 

Is this more enthusiastic Kish? jkjk

(LOVE YOU MOM!!!!!! ;D)

 

 

SORRY

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miss-kish | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 2) eNoter

Posted December 2, 2009 at 12:23 AM (Answer #10)

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Umm sorry i posted my answer in the other disscusion

 

Okay Okay.... I feel Love is when you are separated from thy love, you feel empty and are missing something. When you are with them you can do anything, say anything and not be judged by your love.

Its one thing to say I love you.. (by the way i love you mom :P ) But to show it, means that you be about it and are about it.

What i mean is that you will jump in front of a bullet for them. you want them to be happy no matter what, even if what makes them happy is someone else.

Love is not selfish, it is kind. It does not take, it only gives.

This is how i feel about love and loving some one.

 

Is this more enthusiastic Kish? jkjk

(LOVE YOU MOM!!!!!! ;D)

 

 

SORRY

lol remember!! that silly word ''sorry'' makes the ears bleed... i am now deaf thanks to you :P and yes, that's more of an attitude soldier!! keep it up!!

LOVE YOU TOO SPAZZ!!! :) looooooooooool

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skymelancholicdreams | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 3) eNoter

Posted December 2, 2009 at 2:10 AM (Answer #11)

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I believe that love (true love) only comes rarely and you will definietly know if you are in love. Love is when you will do anything to be with the person you love. If you love someone then you will want to be with them for as long as you live and if that someone doesnt love you then you will leave them because you want the better for them. XP

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steph3459 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 2, 2009 at 2:51 AM (Answer #12)

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Theres a way of catagorising love. You've got crush, then obcession, infatuation, and then true love, I believe. And this can depend on how you feel; crush being a 'oh, i like the look of that guy/girl', obcession when you think of them all the time and imagine strange scenearios, infatuation is when you talk about them endlessly to your friends to the point where they an't take anymore and true love is when you can feel like everything is completely natural around them and you can talk about anything to them without worrying.

Then again, it's almost stereotyped into the whole 'butterflies in the stomach, blushing as they walk past etc. etc' kind of thing. I think it depends on the whole situation 'cos I was a believer of the cliched 'love at first sight' thing. And I think the person that you are influences when and whom you fall in love with. I have a pretty good outline for the perfect boyfriend, but ended up with a guy I'd least expect to like. I was all for the tall, dark and handsome ideals, but it's not about that. It's all to do with the personality, not the looks. That's what truly attracts me to a person. Because fancying someone becaomes for me and understatement and seems quite childish, and considering I'm only 17 I'm ready for a long lasting relationship with somebody, maybe to settle down and hopefully in the future marry and possibly start a family. We can only hope. :)

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spazzer16 | Student, College Freshman | (Level 1) Honors

Posted December 2, 2009 at 8:05 AM (Answer #13)

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LOL MOM.... How is everyone by the way 

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chicagorilke23 | (Level 1) Assistant Educator

Posted December 2, 2009 at 2:21 PM (Answer #14)

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I think the meaning of love depends on the person. I do not think there is a clear definition of love. There are many thinkers such as Plato, C.S. Lewis, and Shakespeare that offer ideas of how love is experienced and how it can perhaps be broken down. However, I think we can study love all we want but it must be felt. It's an emotion and something one feels for whatever reason for their childhood home, their family, a piece of artwork, or another person. I do tend to agree that real love is experienced in the absence of the object (for lack of a better word) being loved. I imagine that if one is serious about the love of the object, then the love grows even with its absence. Love grows because an appreciation and acknowledgement of the object forms. Over time I think this process gives way to a deeper connection to the object and more value is given to the object in terms of how essential or special it is in the life of the one in love.

Though I have attempted to show love as something pure and positive; I can not help but notice that I used words such as: object, value, and process. I also noted that love should be felt and should grow because... My words have already put terms to and restriction on love. Is that why love matters so much to some people, because it really is something rare and something perhaps we use selfishly to satisfy our own means?

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readerofbooks | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted December 2, 2009 at 9:06 PM (Answer #15)

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Love is when it is not about you, but the other person. Love is not about how a person makes you feel. It is much less self-centered. In fact, it is self forgetful.

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spazzer16 | Student, College Freshman | (Level 1) Honors

Posted December 4, 2009 at 12:44 PM (Answer #16)

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It is also forgiveful to all actions.

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chikazu | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Honors

Posted December 4, 2009 at 12:56 PM (Answer #17)

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Love, in my point of view, is rather trusting. To love somebody, you have to trust them, fully. There is no love without trust.

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deadlyshot | Student, College Freshman | (Level 1) Honors

Posted December 4, 2009 at 12:59 PM (Answer #18)

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love is uncondishional. it is were no mater what u will be thier and will do anything at all for the other persone.

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steph3459 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 5, 2009 at 6:36 AM (Answer #19)

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LOL MOM.... How is everyone by the way 

Fine thanks and you?

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steph3459 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 5, 2009 at 6:38 AM (Answer #20)

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Love is where you can feel safe and secure around the people you care about the most. Everything you feel is positive and pleasant around them. There should be no negativity.

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Michelle Ossa | College Teacher | (Level 3) Educator Emeritus

Posted December 14, 2009 at 2:02 PM (Answer #21)

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Your question asked what it means, not what it feels like. I can tell you that, without a common bond of any form, be it as a marriage, as a team, as a family, or as a friendship a lot of things would have not gotten done in this world. Hence, the meaning of love is to have a feeling that would for once unite people for a common goal, all based on their wishes to see the best come out of each other.

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mkcapen1 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

Posted December 15, 2009 at 11:24 AM (Answer #22)

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Concerning Love

What is the meaning of love? Answer if you want, i guess.

The meaning of love has many different choices, for example:

There is love as infatuation, in which a person is obsessed by the qualities of another being.

There is love that is lust, which is a strong animal animal mating drive for another.

There is unconditional love, which means no matter what a person does they are still accepted.

There is maternal love, which is the bond between mother and child.

There is paternal love, which is the bond between father and child.

There is love as a slang, used to mean liking something a lot.  an object like ice cream.

There is love of God or Allah, which is a spiritual love based on blind faith.

There is love that comes with knowing someone for many years, which is comfort and acceptance.

There is unhealthy love, which is being driven by the need to keep someone in one's life who is not healthy for the person.

There is also young love, which when ended causes the most intense feelings a person will ever know.

There is the love of an abstract concept, which is like the teacher who wants to share her love of learning with her students.

There is also love of humanity, which is based on the moral decision to treat people with kindness and respect.

 

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