posted on Oct, 22 2009 @ 03:22 AM
Mods, please move if this is in the wrong place!
Hello ATS, I hope you are having a wonderful day. I come to you to ask what you have to share on the topic of love. My conception of love, TRUE love,
is that it is unconditional, and once given, the recipient will always have it. I feel that I am capable of giving unconditional love, and I wish I
could give it to everyone. Even so, even if I am capable of such a thing, what about other people? It seems so rare, that maybe I am deluding myself,
and that nothing is reliable or eternal in this world.
People are fickle, I have learned this. People whom I have given myself to fully will move to another state, come back in a few years, and are
completely different afterward. I still love them all the same, but they can no longer return it. They are different from before, I am different from
before, and so they no longer feel attached. This is why I sometimes question whether love exists. If you truly love someone, should it not last for
the rest of your life? Otherwise, it seems as though your love is actually circumstantial and superficial.
I will give an example. I had a friend for 8 years of my life. We often spoke of a spiritual bond that we shared, and that we would always love each
other. He then moved off to college, and a few years later, he holds very different views on life and now sees me as an acquaintance. I love him the
same as I did a few years ago, and I do not grudge him for changing, because I expect nothing in return. This, among many other examples, makes me
So ATS, let me know your thoughts on what love is, and if it is really as permanent and meaningful as we think it is.