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Does LIKING Very Intensely = Love ? True or False ?

 
 
Reply Wed 15 Aug, 2007 04:00 pm
Does LIKING someone or something = LOVING ?

Is love the same thing, as liking, further along on a continuum of intensity ?

or are liking n loving
like apples n oranges ?

David
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Miller
 
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Reply Wed 15 Aug, 2007 04:03 pm
David, are you talking about loving and liking a human being? Surprised
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Wed 15 Aug, 2007 04:04 pm
Miller wrote:
David, are you talking about loving and liking a human being? Surprised

Yes
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Miller
 
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Reply Wed 15 Aug, 2007 04:08 pm
Why are you asking this question? Growing up, you must have learned the difference between liking and loving someone.

While you may have loved your parents, you probably only liked you classmates. Is that correct?
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Eorl
 
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Reply Wed 15 Aug, 2007 04:15 pm
hmmm, I've noticed David getting soft lately. Maybe this is a clue to the reason. Razz
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 15 Aug, 2007 04:38 pm
Daisies and MP3 players.

Chalk and cheese.

Sometimes you like the people you love. Sometimes you love the people you like. Sometimes there's no correlation.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Wed 15 Aug, 2007 05:50 pm
Miller wrote:



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Why are you asking this question?

To get a consensus on the applicable definitions.



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Growing up, you must have learned the difference between liking
and loving someone.

Yes;
however, I am in some uncertainty as to whether
we have all learned the same thing or not.




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While you may have loved your parents,
you probably only liked you classmates.
Is that correct?

Yes, Doctor.
That is the classic understanding of it,
so far as I am aware;
however, some people ( whose point of vu is represented by Beth,
in this thread ) take an alternative, and dissenting point of vu.


I always understood the concept, and the applicable English words,
to mean that if u LIKE someone with sufficient intensity,
then that means that U LOVE THAT PERSON.

Here, Beth asserts that the 2 concepts are distinct,
and hardly related at all, if I understand her post accurately ( set forth directly above ).

I wonder Y that is ?

David
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Wed 15 Aug, 2007 05:52 pm
Eligible, not too stupid
Intelligiable, and cute as cupid
Knowledgeable, but not always right
Salvageable, and free for the night

Well my heart's runnin' round like a chicken with its head cut off
All around the barn yard falling in and out of love
Poor thing's blind as a bat
Gettin' up, fallin' down, gettin' up
Who'd fall in love with a chicken with its head cut off?

Woah Nelly

My wife doesn't understand me
Many dozens, hope to land me
I'm for free love
And I'm in free fall
This could be love
Or nothing at all

But my heart's runnin' round like a chicken with its head cut off
All around the barn yard falling in and out of love
Poor thing's blind as a bat
Gettin' up, fallin' down, gettin' up
Who'd fall in love with a chicken with its head cut off?

We don't have to be stars exploding in the night
Or electric eels under the covers
We don't have to be
Anything quite so unreal
Lets just be lovers

Well my heart's runnin' round like a chicken with it's head cut off
All around the barn yard falling in and out of love
Poor thing's blind as a bat
Gettin' up, fallin' down, gettin' up
Who'd fall in love with a chicken with its head cut off?

It ain't pretty
(Magnetic Fields)
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Ashers
 
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Reply Wed 15 Aug, 2007 06:41 pm
From my little pedestal it seems like for a few more people than I'd prefer, liking intensely IS loving. It's nice when words really mean something though so opinions/views/ideas don't become watered down and plunged into ambiguity. "Like" is great but "Love" is more connected with compassion, self sacrifice (in a kind of non-self/eastern sense) and giving in my eyes...is that just a matter of intensity? I don't know to be honest.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Thu 16 Aug, 2007 01:20 am
ehBeth wrote:
Daisies and MP3 players.

Chalk and cheese.

Sometimes you like the people you love.
Sometimes you love the people you like.
Sometimes there's no correlation.

OK
We already know about chalk n cheese,
but may we call upon u to elucidate
by defining your terms ( specificly defining: liking and loving ) ?
David
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Thu 16 Aug, 2007 01:29 am
Ashers wrote:


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From my little pedestal it seems like for a few more people than I'd prefer,
liking intensely IS loving.

R thay correct ?

or not ?




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It's nice when words really mean something though
so opinions/views/ideas don't become watered down
and plunged into ambiguity.

Yes; ambiguous words can become the subject matter of threads
to disambiguate them.






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"Like" is great but "Love" is more connected with compassion,
self sacrifice (in a kind of non-self/eastern sense) and giving in my eyes...is that just a matter of intensity?

If Mr. A intensely likes Miss B,
will he deal with her manifesting compassion ?

If he likes a stray animal enuf,
will he practice any degree of self-sacrifice for the animal 's benefit ?




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I don't know to be honest.

Will u find out for us ?
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Eorl
 
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Reply Thu 16 Aug, 2007 07:36 am
I think they are distinct. It's possible to love someone you don't like.
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Thu 16 Aug, 2007 10:26 am
i still think love is like a chicken with it's head cut off.
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Ashers
 
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Reply Thu 16 Aug, 2007 06:04 pm
OmSigDAVID wrote:
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"Like" is great but "Love" is more connected with compassion,
self sacrifice (in a kind of non-self/eastern sense) and giving in my eyes...is that just a matter of intensity?

If Mr. A intensely likes Miss B,
will he deal with her manifesting compassion ?

If he likes a stray animal enuf,
will he practice any degree of self-sacrifice for the animal 's benefit ?


I think like can involve compassion and self sacrifice but I'm not sure if love can as such. Eorl's post makes me think of family which seems to throw a bit of a spanner in the works for any comparison of love and like.

OmSigDAVID wrote:

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I don't know to be honest.

Will u find out for us ?


I'll certainly try my best David but it might take me a few years, be prepared, if this forum is still going and you're still in the dark, for me to risk a r.a.s.k. my informing you. Smile
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Thu 16 Aug, 2007 07:43 pm
Eorl wrote:
I think they are distinct. It's possible to love someone you don't like.

Will u explain ?

Define your terms ??

David
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cyphercat
 
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Reply Fri 17 Aug, 2007 12:36 am
My first instinct is to feel that most often, for me, liking very intensely does = love. But I think there are exceptions, where it's possible, as eorl says, to love someone but not like them.

I'm going to have to consider it more carefully, though, as my first examples of people I would instinctively say I love but don't like might really be people that deep down I don't love OR like. I think the definition of "love" that I'm using in those cases is probably so loose that it applies to pretty much all of creation....
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OGIONIK
 
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Reply Fri 17 Aug, 2007 04:08 am
my 2 cents and personal wisdom tells me love is extremely similar to taking ecstasy.

no joke. i feel the same way on love as i do if i roll. but then maybe i really dont know wtf love really feels like. maybe i was just wanting intensely Razz
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sat 18 Aug, 2007 12:28 am
OGIONIK wrote:


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my 2 cents and personal wisdom tells me love is extremely

similar to taking ecstasy.

I 've never taken non-medicinal drugs.


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no joke.
i feel the same way on love as i do if i roll.
but then maybe i really dont know wtf love really feels like.
maybe i was just wanting intensely Razz

Maybe
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