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Love: Is it a behavior or an ability?

 
 
JLNobody
 
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Reply Sat 7 Sep, 2013 12:58 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
I think love is both an ability and a behavior insofar as unexpressed love is meaningless for the loved one.
David I agree that love is on the same continuum as affection, but also caring.
To have a ready capacity for caring for others is compassion--but not pity.
How is that for word games, C.I..
JLNobody
 
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Reply Sat 7 Sep, 2013 01:08 pm
I see that Fbaezer wrote a decade ago that "mankind is unseparable from culture. We are not only organic biochemical beings, a product of natural evolution; we are cultural beings, a product of societal evolution. "
That's still right, and is necessarily taken into account when determining the nature of our general (cultural) and universal (species) traits.
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sat 7 Sep, 2013 01:22 pm
@JLNobody,
Pretty good, JLN. Compassion for others pretty much covers the idea about advocating for people whose human rights have been marginalized.
JLNobody
 
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Reply Sat 7 Sep, 2013 07:39 pm
@cicerone imposter,
This is turning out to be such a nice day. Smile
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sat 7 Sep, 2013 08:01 pm
@JLNobody,
JLNobody wrote:
I think love is both an ability and a behavior insofar as
unexpressed love is meaningless for the loved one.
It IS.



JLNobody wrote:
David I agree that love is on the same continuum as affection, . . .
I have known that to be DISPUTED.
Some deem liking and loving to be of a different nature; I disagree.





David
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Olivier5
 
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Reply Thu 12 Sep, 2013 11:05 am
Hi. This is an amazing thread. Makes me happy to hang around A2K.

My own experience is that the feeling of love is innate and uncontrolable, but what we do with that feeling evidently involves learnt skills. My parents were nice enough but they never ever hugged us or any display of affection like that... As a result, my siblings and I are all pretty shy, able to feel love but hardly able to express it. Though we've learned to express it somewhat, eg with our children, by being exposed to other 'love cultures' by sweethearts and spouses.

Romantic love exists in other cultures so it's not a western thing. What is western is perhaps the emphasis on it as an all-important life goal. Finding your soulmate, etc. Maybe we westerners make a bit too much of it...?
Olivier5
 
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Reply Thu 12 Sep, 2013 11:12 am
@Olivier5,
Oh I realize only now that this is a 10-yr-old thread... It's probably why it's so good...
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Fri 13 Sep, 2013 06:11 am
@Olivier5,
Like fine wine, it improves with age.
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CodeBorg
 
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Reply Tue 4 Jan, 2022 03:17 am
.


      By nature we sing.

And shape, craft, mould, and feel

      all about everything.

Towards the sorrow and joy

      of heart-break and recognition.





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Albuquerque
 
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Reply Tue 4 Jan, 2022 05:35 pm
@boomerang,
All these questions popping up all around the forums everyday...why oh why ALWAYS an either or ???
BillW
 
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Reply Wed 5 Jan, 2022 06:28 am
@Albuquerque,
Albuquerque, you are Portuguese, love is an art for you. We Americans must, for the most part, decide if it is a folly we can allow to interfere with day to day mechanics of life๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜Ž
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Leadfoot
 
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Reply Wed 5 Jan, 2022 06:37 pm
More like an involuntary reflex to the perception of reality.

Albuquerque
 
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Reply Wed 5 Jan, 2022 06:43 pm
@Leadfoot,
The most wonderful delusional state that we ought to ever experience. and the most necessary to. Without it nothing makes sense and everything is alien.
It is funny that to want to know Reality we have to start from a pure delusional state without which we couldn't care less about anything else.

There is something "artistic" about that trick Nature pulled on us for sure...
Leadfoot
 
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Reply Thu 6 Jan, 2022 05:43 am
@Albuquerque,
Iโ€™ll give you that, although I think more treat than trick.
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htam9876
 
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Reply Mon 10 Jan, 2022 02:22 am
Essence vs appearance, touchy and feely:

When a cat encounters a rat, it would love in it very much and immediately bounce towards it, because the cat is โ€œsure enoughโ€ it is able to (has the ability to) catch the rat and tear the rat in pieces.
Piggy fears rat very much and just wants to disengange, because piggy has no such ability as the cat. Haha
Ability is the essence while behavior is appearance.Behavior bases on essence.
Have a lovely day, guys.

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