posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 11:47 PM
Originally posted by kj6754
No one automatically loves someone just because they are human and exist.
I do. I love everyone on the planet, regardless of their actions, how much they have hurt me, hurt others, or what harm they have inflicted upon
others. I love total strangers. I love the people most perceive as the most wicked, sick, and depraved human beings on the planet.
I experience the emotion of love for them as easily and readily as I do for you or anyone else. I feel closer
to those whom I know closely and
live with on a daily basis. But that does not preclude my feelings or love for the whole of humanity.
I would never argue that this feeling can change the world overnight, magically make violent people stop fighting, etc. Nor would I argue that people
should be able to somehow feel or experience the love I feel for them (though I would hope that by expressing it verbally they would acknowledge and
be glad of it, but that's up to them.) But I can and do feel it nonetheless, and wish more people did.
You don't love me. I know that for a fact. If you saw me on the street you wouldn't give me a second thought. You probably even wouldn't see me.
I know this wasn't addressed to me, but I must disagree nonetheless. I love total strangers I pass by on the street every day. Love is an emotion.
You may choose to regard it as merely that and nothing more - a chemical in my brain - and you are free to do so. You cannot however assert for a fact
what I do and do not feel, or what anyone else does or does not feel, without conclusive proof. Whereas the person experiencing the emotion, and with
emotions being highly subjective, we can - and I do - assert we experience that emotion toward you, and toward others.
[edit on 6/11/2010 by AceWombat04]