What Is Love?

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  1. Jess Santorio

    Jess Santorio Well-Known Member
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    Someone here started a thread on "Emotional Feelings For Others."

    Let me just invite him and everyone here for us all to work together as to come to concurrence on what is love.

    From my own thinking, love is an emotion by which a human feels the need to be united with another human.

    An example of love: mom loves her baby, and baby loves his mom.
     
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    Love to me is caring 'so much' for another, whether animal or human - their welfare is paramount
     
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    If it fills my heart with joy, it is love.
     
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    Love to me is both an emotion and a choice. Love is that warm and fuzzy feeling that you get for people along with the knowledge that your life just wouldn't be the same without them in it. Love is also a commitment to people in your life...it's knowing that through both good and bad times you are going to choose to still love these people and not walk away from them. Love is giving even when you just feel like getting and it's going the extra mile when you just want to sit down and not go one more step. Love is the joy you feel in your heart when your loved ones smile at you or hug you. Love is feeling a oneness with people that lasts through all times. And love is the most beautiful gift God created for us. Love can bring joy as well as sorrow but love is priceless just the same.
     
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    True, genuine, love is selfless. It cares about the other person. Not about the self.
    A man comes into a convenience store. It is late, the place will be closing soon. It is bitterly cold outside. He needs to get gas to get his family home. But, he has no money. All he has, is a broken blender to sell. You tell him to keep the blender and pay for a tank of gas and all he can do is say thank you. You know you'll never get that money back. There's nothing he can do for you in return for that kindness and yet you give it. That's love. Love doesn't need to know someone or be able to get anything in return for help. Love is simply that...it's love.
     
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    There are many forms of love. Love your Children or other Family. Love your Pets. Love your Best Friend. These are a totally different form of emotion than..say to Love your Spouse as this entails physical love too.
     
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