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Yoshie777
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02 Dec 2007, 2:43 pm

I know that I've probably created this discussion a few months ago, but I would like to hear from you guys about how you would define love. If you can't think of anything, then you can try to create synonyms for love.


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02 Dec 2007, 4:26 pm

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self‑seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails.


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02 Dec 2007, 4:39 pm

TheZach wrote:
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self‑seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails.


Ah, 1 Corintians... I always liked that definition...



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02 Dec 2007, 4:42 pm

I think its a great defintion.


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02 Dec 2007, 4:46 pm

Love is a chemical reaction with more power than the A-bomb



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02 Dec 2007, 4:50 pm

Love is more then a chemical reaction - its a way of treating people as well.


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02 Dec 2007, 4:51 pm

TheZach wrote:
Love is more then a chemical reaction - its a way of treating people as well.

I wasn't being a pessimist.
I was being awed.
Love does fail, by the way



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02 Dec 2007, 5:47 pm

Love is a decision you make every day, no matter how you "feel" at the moment. It is CHOOSING to do what is best for your beloved no matter how you feel at the moment or what it costs you (financially, emotionally, etc.)


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02 Dec 2007, 6:45 pm

Love can be a feeling. Love can be an action.


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02 Dec 2007, 8:54 pm

<cynic> Fictional. </cynic>



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02 Dec 2007, 11:00 pm

AzureFlame wrote:
<cynic> Fictional. </cynic>


The definition DOES exist. It may exist as a null set, but it exists...



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02 Dec 2007, 11:28 pm

Now this doesn't mean I'm totally in sync with this definition -- but I love it. It is currently my ruling definition (only for lack of personally researching the topic more):

Love is when you've been with someone for so long that you hate everything about them -- but you couldn't imagine hating anybody else.



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03 Dec 2007, 1:44 am

I define love as more of a dicision/action. Often when I see definitions of love based on emotion it falls rather short, and falls into other categories of emotions; most commonly lust.

My definition - The decision/action of putting another's needs before one's own. Doing what is best for another before doing what is best for oneself.



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06 Dec 2007, 8:55 pm

Your own well being is tied to that of another.



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06 Dec 2007, 9:03 pm

bullshit