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Is love a good thing?

Asked by Luiveton (4024 points ) December 27th, 2010

Many people view love from an entirely different perspective. I was just wondering, what do you think of love? Has it ruined your life – Has it made you feel good? It’s definitely not making me feel good, it’s making me exceedingly confused. But I still thing the world would be empty without love. Is adolescence the age in which you doubt love? The whole thing is making me crazy especially that I’m starting to feel what love is.

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lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Love is a good thing.
Being unable to differentiate between those who love you back and those who don’t is a bad thing. ;)

Austinlad's avatar

May be the only thing.,

ucme's avatar

Reciprocated love? You better believe it is! :¬)

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

Pretty much one of the only things worth living for – I’ve risked it all for love and won.

Cruiser's avatar

Love is a great thing….when you feel it nothing else matters. I wish I could bottle it for those “rainy days”! ;)

CaptainHarley's avatar

Love… real, deep, lasting, mutual, non-Hollywood-style love… is at one and the same time, the most powerful force in the universe, and the peak experience of human existence.

Coloma's avatar

‘Love’ IS what it’s all about…BUT…‘Love’ is huge, it knows no boundaries, you can love life itself, the earth, animals, nature, your pets…it is boundless.

‘Romantic’ love is nice, but…most people attach way too much importance on it being the ONLY viable form of love.

As we mature as humans we recognize that ‘true’ love is so vastly limitless and we are the ones that impose those limits.

‘Love’ is so much more than the limited X&Y chromesone connection. lol

wundayatta's avatar

Good? Bad? There is no right or wrong answer here. It’s up to each individual.

Love can be euphoric and it can be desperate and it can be calm and safe and any number of other feelings. Perhaps all of them, over time.

It can be addicting and it can be satisfying and it can be annoying and even dreadful. It all depends on the circumstances.

From a biological view point it is very important because it is what keeps the species reproducing. Without those crazy feelings driving us, we might never find the time to reproduce. As it is, it seems like love is the most important thing there is for people who are just falling into it. It’s a good way to get babies. Then other things kick in, like parental love and other such feelings.

Anyway, it’s what you make of it. I can’t tell you what to feel. I know I’ve enjoyed it, and at times it has seemed like the only thing that could keep me alive. I’ve been driven so hard, I feel like a steed being ridden by the devil. Some people think that isn’t healthy. I am trying not to judge it, because that gets me into more trouble than the love got me into in the first place.

starsofeight's avatar

Love is life –
But relationships . . . that is where people without people skills run aground.
You have to navigate that sea with your mind – else you simply float, and the currents take you where they will.

If you have frustrations in your relations, it is because you have expectations.

The relationship called love may be compared to the one called friendship.

When Christ used the parable of the good Samaritan, he immediately followed it with a question.

He asked which of three men that had anything to do with the man in need was the most like a friend. When it dawned on the listeners that the Samaritan was the friend because he gave rather than took (or took for granted), Jesus told them to go and do likewise.

I make mention of this parable because from it we learn that it is not about us; there are people who take precedence over us. It is not who loves us, or who is our friend that is the issue in a relationship, but that we love . . . that we are the friend, and can stop seeking our own long enough to see the need in others.

stardust's avatar

Love is wonderful. All kinds of love make the world go around. “He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals” Benjamin Franklin

bolwerk's avatar

Yes, but not when it’s mixed with sex.

Anemone's avatar

Love can ruin your life, but only in the short term. Otherwise, it’s one of the best things around. :)

CoolBunch's avatar

Love is all you need

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leopardgecko123's avatar

Love is when you are willing to give your life for someone else. It’s when you put them above you always. It’s when you go to their 16th birthday party even when your sick and it will probably make your sickness even worse, just to make them happy. It’s when you do whatever it takes to make them happy, better if their sick, or just to make their day or mend their broken heart.

This is what love is to me and I have done all of them, and am willing to keep doing it for the rest of my life.

Love is an amazing thing, but it can hurt. Love requires sacrifice, and that might be a reason so many people run away from love. Don’t run away from love. Sure, it will hurt you, but it will be worth it.
And I have learned that the hard way.

Coloma's avatar

@leopardgecko123

Your idea of love sounds rather painful and co-dependent.

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