Dr. Seuss says you know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams. Like the Malays like to say can also cannot also.
Before I go there interestingly there is no reference to its origin and debut date.
Well if Love were a strong affection for another arising out kinship or personal ties, then I love my daughters more than I love anyone else in the world I guess the stance is self explanatory.
If love was attraction based on sexual desire” tenderness felt by lovers, well there are more interesting attractions to worry about.
If love is affection based on admiration or common interests then I love theatre,
Are we talking warm attachment, object of attachment, devotion or admiration. Unselfish loyalty and benevolent concern for the good of another also fall under the same umbrella,
The god of love is also Lovely.
One thing for sure Elie Wiesel got this right, the opposite of love is not hate, it is indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness it’s indifference, the opposite of faith is not heresy, its indifference, and the opposite of life is not death it’s indifference.
By the way have you been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means someone can get inside you and mess you up.
With all this interpretation how does the new age theory of self-love fit in?