“Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
Love drives out every other feeling. This is the reason people put themselves in danger for others. It’s not necessarily an act of courage, because you don’t think about the danger to yourself. You only think about the other person.
Worldviews based on love are dangerous. They’re dangerous to people who want to harm others, they’re dangerous to a system that expects to take precedence over people, but most of all they’re dangerous to the people who hold them.
` Love is painful. Your first crush leaves you numb and dizzy. Your grandparents die and your heart aches. When someone you love betrays you, it’s rationalized away and you stay with that relationship, only to have them betray you again.
We can’t help but love. Love is based on empathy, and empathy is a trait of social creatures. But what happens when you end up in toxic relationships and you lose your love for someone? Even more, what if it’s a family member, who you’re supposed to love unconditionally?
Love is not an obligation. You don’t have to love your friends, your family, or anyone else. It’s not exactly a choice, either, though. You feel obligated even if you aren’t. And even if you manage to escape love for one person, the only way to keep your heart completely guarded is a psychological condition called sociopathic tendencies.
Love doesn’t last. Ever. Sometimes you still have loving feelings to some people long after they’re out of your life, but they fade with time. Like any other emotion, love is fleeting, no matter how intense it may be at the time.
Love and lust aren’t the same, but they’re like two sides of a coin. Lust isn’t the downside of love, it’s only the face we talk about less.
Death doesn’t end love. When someone dies, that feeling intensifies for a while before fading.
It’s possible to hurt someone because you love them. In fact, it’s almost impossible not to.
We love objects because objects are safer than people. They don’t hurt us in response. Hollow love is more appealing than painful love only because our hearts are cowards.