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Trust love?

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posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 05:51 PM
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In these days of perpetual 24 hour negativity/catastrophizing in the news and the increasing concept that we are all just numbers to our employers/society it is possible that some will start to have ideas similar to Bateman in American Psycho:

"...where there was nature and earth, life and water, I saw a desert landscape that was unending, resembling some sort of crater, so devoid of reason and light and spirit that the mind could not grasp it on any sort of conscious level and if you came close the mind would reel backward, unable to take it in. It was a vision so clear and real and vital to me that in its purity it was almost abstract. This was what I could understand, this was how I lived my life, what I constructed my movement around, how I dealt with the tangible. This was the geography around which my reality revolved: it did not occur to me, ever, that people were good or that a man was capable of change or that the world could be a better place through one's taking pleasure in a feeling or a look or a gesture, of receiving another person's love or kindness. Nothing was affirmative, the term "generosity of spirit" applied to nothing, was a cliché, was some kind of bad joke. Sex is mathematics. Individuality no longer an issue. What does intelligence signify? Define reason. Desire -- meaningless. Intellect is not a cure. Justice is dead. Fear, recrimination, innocence, sympathy, guilt, waste, failure, grief, were things, emotions, that no one really felt anymore. Reflection is useless, the world is senseless. Evil is its only permanence. God is not alive. Love cannot be trusted. Surface, surface, surface was all that anyone found meaning in... this was civilization as I saw it, colossal and jagged..."

American Psycho, Brett Eston Ellis, pp.274-275

I think I disagree and feel that love is to be trusted otherwise one ends up thinking like the above.

And so the message is to try to trust loving however many times it burns you. One could love

someone - e.g. partner, family, friends, work colleagues
something - e.g. pet, house, car
somewhere - e.g. beach, forest, museum

to get you through the night. Otherwise it`s surface, surface, surface and evil.





posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 06:39 PM
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I think I get what you are trying to say, that we live too literally if we can't love something, and in order to love you need to trust? It is a great ideology, but almost impossible in today's world.

I love my family, but certain members I simply can not trust. And is it healthy to love someone or something that only hurts you?



posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 06:47 PM
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Originally posted by NessTheGreat
I love my family, but certain members I simply can not trust. And is it healthy to love someone or something that only hurts you?


Everyone loves what loves them in return my friend. What is there to gain in this? Even the most reviled among us love those who love them.

Love those who hurt you for they too are hurting. Love them by healing them, and you will have gained what others would pass by.

With Love,

Your Brother



posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 12:12 AM
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Originally posted by IAMIAM

Originally posted by NessTheGreat
I love my family, but certain members I simply can not trust. And is it healthy to love someone or something that only hurts you?


Everyone loves what loves them in return my friend. What is there to gain in this? Even the most reviled among us love those who love them.

Love those who hurt you for they too are hurting. Love them by healing them, and you will have gained what others would pass by.

With Love,

Your Brother


I wish I could add something to this but you pretty much nailed it, as you normally do with these sorts of matters.



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