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Post time 2005-4-1 14:17:43 |Display all floors

might as well trying to define the meaning of life

Both subjects are too nebulous.  Why try to describe/define/catagorize love?  It can't be done.  It's different for everyone, and even different every time.

Love can be good or evil.  It can be just as easily romanticized or commercialized.  Mutual or one sided.  Rousing or fatalistic.  It can take on the qualities of being both passionate and sensible, or irrational and logical.  It expands across multiple dimensions of human senses, emotions and instincts…

Because it involves so many different aspects, and the differences that are inherent in each individual, it's far too complex to be encompassed by a text or turned into a philosophy.  Each person has to experience it before knowing what his or her love feels like.

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Post time 2005-4-1 16:12:42 |Display all floors

your points are excellent

better than mine:)

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Post time 2005-4-5 14:44:25 |Display all floors

let's see what's love in their eyes

What does Love mean? A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds, "What does love mean?" the answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined. See what you think:
   "When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That's love." Rebecca- age 8

  "When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth." ? Billy - age 4

  "Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving  cologne and they go out and smell each other." ? Karl - age 5

  "Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs." ? hrissy - age 6

  "Love is what makes you smile when you're tired." ? Terri - age 4

  "Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK." ? anny - age 7

  "Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired of kissing,you still want to be together and you talk more. My Mommy and Daddy are like that. They look gross when they kiss" Emily - age 8

  "Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen." ? Bobby - age 7 (Wow!)

  "If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate." Nikka - age 6(we need a few million more Nikka's on this planet)

  "Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it
everyday." oelle - age 7

  "Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well." - Tommy - age6

  "During my piano recital, I was on a stage and I was scared. I looked at all the people watching me and saw my daddy waving and smiling. He was the only one doing that. I wasn't scared anymore." - indy - age 8

  "My mommy loves me more than anybody . You don't see anyone else
kissing me to sleep at night." ? lare - age 6

  "Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken." ?
Elaine-age 5

  "Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford." Chris - age 7

  "Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day."  Ann - age 4

  "I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones."  Lauren - age 4

  "When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you." (what an image) ?Karen - age 7

  "Love is when Mommy sees Daddy on the toilet and she doesn't think it's gross." ark - age 6

  "You really shouldn't say 'I love you' unless you mean it. But if you mean it,you should say it a lot. People forget." Jessica - age 8

And the final one -- Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia once talked about a contest he was asked to judge. The purpose of the contest was to find the most caring child. The winner was a four year old child whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife. seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old gentleman's yard,climbed onto his lap, and just sat there. When his Mother asked what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy said, "Nothing, I just helped him cry"

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Post time 2005-4-6 20:42:21 |Display all floors

Xiphoid is right on. Love is so difficult to define because it really depends on

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Post time 2005-4-28 10:03:01 |Display all floors

Three Passions I have Lived for---by Bertrand Russell

Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. These passions, like great winds, have blown me hither and thither, in a wayward course over a deep ocean of anguish, reaching to the very verge of despair.

I have sought love, first, because it brings ecstasy—ecstasy so great that I would often have sacrificed all the rest of my life for a few hours for this joy. I have sought it, next, because it relieves loneliness—that terrible loneliness in which one shivering consciousness looks over the rim of the world into the cold unfathomable lifeless abyss. I have sought it, finally, because in the union of love I have seen, in a mystic miniature, the prefiguring vision of the heaven that saints and poets have imagined. This is what I sought, and though it might seem too good for human life, this is what—at last—I have found.

With equal passion I have sought knowledge. I have wished to understand the hearts of men. I have wished to know why the stars shine…A little of this, but not much, I have achieved.

Love and knowledge, so far as they were possible, led upward toward the heavens. But always pity brought me back to earth. Echoes of cries of pain reverberate in my heart. Children in famine, victims tortured by oppressors, helpless old people a hated burden to their sons, and the whole world of loneliness, poverty, and pain make a mockery of what human life should be. I long to alleviate the evil, but I cannot, and I too suffer.

This has been my life. I have found it worth living, and would gladly live it again if the chance were offered me.

吾之三愿

贝特兰·罗素

吾生三愿,纯朴却激越:一曰渴望爱情,二曰求索知识,三曰悲悯吾类之无尽苦难。此三愿,如疾风,迫吾无助飘零于苦水深海之上,直达绝望之彼岸。

吾求爱,盖因其赐吾狂喜——狂喜之剧足令吾舍此生而享其片刻;吾求爱,亦因其可驱寂寞之感,吾人每生寂寞之情辄兢兢俯视天地之缘,而见绝望之无底深渊;吾求爱还因若得爱,即可窥视圣哲诗人所见之神秘天国。此吾生之所求,虽虑其之至美而恐终不为凡人所得,亦可谓吾之所得也。

吾求知亦怀斯激情。吾愿闻人之所思,亦愿知星之何以闪光……吾仅得此而已,无他。

爱与知并力,几携吾入天国之门,然终为悲悯之心拖拽未果。痛苦之吟常萦绕吾心:受饥饿之婴,遭压迫之民,为儿女遗弃之无助老叟,加之天下之孤寂、贫穷、苦痛,具令吾类之生难以卒睹。吾愿穷毕生之力释之,然终不能遂愿,因亦悲极。

吾生若此而已,然吾颇感未枉此生;若得天允,当乐而重为之。

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Post time 2005-4-28 12:03:51 |Display all floors

humanity is the greatest love

you don't have to be his/her children to be loved
you don't have to be his/her lover to be loved

you don't expect love in return to love

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Post time 2005-5-3 15:39:19 |Display all floors

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