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what is love?what i want to know is that what the meaning of the abstract idea "love"...

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auli | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Honors

Posted July 3, 2010 at 4:34 AM via web

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what is love?

what i want to know is that what the meaning of the abstract idea "love" is. what exactly do we mean by the term "love"?

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clairewait | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted July 3, 2010 at 9:37 AM (Answer #2)

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I think the best way to define abstract terms is through personal experience.  That said, everyone's answer could be different.

My favorite definition of love (from teaching "definition" essays to 10th graders) is "putting others first by demonstrating a sacrifice."

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krishna-agrawala | College Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

Posted July 3, 2010 at 8:33 PM (Answer #3)

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Love may not appear to be all that abstract idea when you consider that the word love represents, not just a noun but, a verb also. We can develop a great deal of clarity about nature of love by considering the kind of deeds that are involved in the action or verb of loving.

I believe, the act of loving is also the act of serving the object of love. The presence of object of love definitely brings joy and satisfaction to an individual. But this does not mean that just the desire to experience or possess the something is love for that thing. Rather love is concern for preservation and well being for the object of love. It is not just that a person in love is ready to serve and make sacrifices the loved one. A person in love actually derives pleasure and satisfaction in serving the loved one.

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teeya1777 | High School Teacher | (Level 2) eNoter

Posted July 13, 2010 at 7:12 AM (Answer #4)

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I believe the emotion we have termed love has been conjured up by some meretricious sadistic individual probably the agglutinative cavemen. sadly in the world of today with all corruption, love is nothing but lust. I don’t think it’s natural or innate. personally thinking it’s an emotion that with the brainwashing of the media, we are beguiled into believing it’s genuine. just an apple polished constructution of the mythical Cupid, excluding the love for family, friends and for the sportsmen u have. i guess love for the following mentioned is geniune and more approbative.

Wake up and smell the lust

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted August 29, 2011 at 2:31 PM (Answer #5)

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Love is definitely hard to define. There are different kinds. Familial love, love for family, is usually the first one we experience. Deep friendship is basically a kind of familiar love as well. Then there is romantic love, which involves passion at first, then becomes familial.

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