posted on Jan, 10 2009 @ 11:55 AM
The definition of the word love should be considered far more abstract or encompassing than it has been traditionally. While most everyone is
apparently under the impression they understand love, no one can seem to give a concise and all encompassing definition of it. Its scope is simply
too broad to create full vision of while in conversation, a truly daunting effort that would turn into a monologue if followed through. If you are
charged with defining a word, you must not omit a single detail. Indeed, definition does imply an effort to relay understanding, meaning and full
While most dictionaries differ on everything from how many amendments to place under the word love, to what parts of speech it encompasses, they all
seem to stick with defining it with itself. That’s how difficult it is to fully define; also indicating that it has eluded even the most
accomplished scholars for centuries. Some attest that it doesn’t exist. In fact, there isn’t even a direct translation for the word love in
Japanese – a language developed by a people who have always taken education far more serious than any other race on the planet. Is it perhaps, a
task too daunting?
Nay, I assure you love is real. One must simply disregard our self-professed masters' teachings that we are all separate from one another and
everything else around us to understand it.
Most people attribute false meanings to it on a regular basis for simply the lack of clear or concise thought process (Lust, Greed, Jealousy), yet
the word love can be defined as a feeling of most unrealized joy - in all variance - derived from the rewards of connectedness we associate with
all people, places, things and ideas we can safely take for granted
(this is why we often don't notice it until we lose it). It is the one
all-encompassing emotion (feeling) that keeps us connected to everything around us. Love is to right, as hate is to wrong. Hate keeps you separate,
whereas love keeps you connected. Obviously hate is real, but if it wasn't, we'd have no understanding of love at all, for love is hate's opposite
in equal proportions. For every negativity hate assumes, love has an equal positivity to balance it. Am I sounding Buddhist (hmm)?
Anyone wish to delve further into philosophy? Great Thread! I love this subject.
EDIT: I believe you've found my distraction. But be warned - every pursuit into the understanding of the word love is pursuit in the right
[edit on 10-1-2009 by lagnar]