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What if love isn't all you need?

Asked by Captain_Fantasy (11439points) May 5th, 2010 from iPhone

Hugs don’t cure malaria.

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tinyfaery's avatar

Who said it was?

skfinkel's avatar

Maybe he should have said, love and good health is all you need.

tinyfaery's avatar

And we know how he turned out. Ooh. Is that wrong?

Trillian's avatar

What the hell does he know?

Plone3000's avatar

@Captain_Fantasy You have a very good point, but if I could only pick one “thing” in this life it would be love.

Cruiser's avatar

Love doesn’t pay the mortgage. I think you would get pretty hungry too on just love.

SeventhSense's avatar

A quest for healing is often motivated by the compassion of those personally affected. So love does seek cures for all types of maladies.

Buddhist Prayer of Peace

May all beings everywhere plagued with sufferings of body and mind quickly be freed from their illnesses. May those frightened cease to be afraid, and may those bound be free. May the powerless find power, and may people think of befriending one another. May those who find themselves in trackless, fearful wilderness – the children, the age, the unprotected – be guarded by beneficial celestials, and may they swiftly attain Buddhahood.

Zaku's avatar

Depends on what you say your needs are. Maybe you don’t need to cure malaria. BTW, I was under the impression that nothing cures malaria. And, that health, such as generally comes from love as opposed to suffering, tends to avoid disease. Ultimately, though, you can define your own needs.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

Love is grand but it doesn’t automatically come with independence, stability, security, health, ambition, respect, generosity, stamina, aptitude, etc.

What I need is every tool in my box in order to not wear out love.

janbb's avatar

Maybe love and unviersal health care is all you need would be more accurate?

ZEPHYRA's avatar

Yes, it may be as based on that, other aspects of life will run smoothly and harmoniously.

wundayatta's avatar

If love isn’t all you need, then I’m a wall-eyed platypus!

SeventhSense's avatar

And yes you too shall go the way of all flesh.
you wee sprite with the huge chip on your shoulder

Bluefreedom's avatar

John Lennon was wrong. You need food, water, and air too. We’re only human, after all.

YARNLADY's avatar

Love is all you need——for what? There isn’t enough information to make sense. Even if you need more in the physical realm, the rest of the sentence could read——- to see you through.

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

Human needs include love but are certainly not limited to it as @Bluefreedom pointed out. I doubt John Lennon seriously meant to be taken literally in that case.

susanc's avatar

He was an artist. It was artistic license.

Sophief's avatar

It’s all I need. Without it I am dead.

SeventhSense's avatar

@no one in particular
Some people need to expand their definition of love. It’s far more than romantic.

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