QUOTE (Galahad @ Apr 26 2007, 03:53 PM)
okay i'm putting in my 2 cents worth okay. I have three forms of 'Love' there is Love, as in close freinds. I love my really close freinds. theres Love, as in family. You have to love ur Family. And finaly theres In Love. This is the strongest. i dont say this often. When i'm in love with somebody i love them with all my heart. I've only been inlove with 2 people. Thats the way i see it. Anyway...
As for lust. That is the physical desire. People who want people for the there looks.
ok this may be pedantic, maybe even facetious but there are a few little things u said i had to pick at.
First of all... you said being "In love" is the strongest love. That is an outright lie, nothing can alter unconditional love. Your parents could hit you and neglect you to hell, you can send them to prison or shoot them dead - you still love them, however twisted and warped this love might be, it's an untouchable love. As for love for your friends, if you don't follow the 'bros before hoes' rule, personally I don't think you're worth knowing. No matter how much you are in love with someone, they should not intentionally or unintentionally take over your life and take precedent over your friends. Once the love is gone, who do you have then? Not your friends because you destroyed that love by neglecting it.
It's possibly quite rude of me to make the following assumptions, and it is of course hugely presumptious so I'll say it in a delicate way. if i remember reading your introduction I figure you're not that old, and more than likely still in your teen years. Yet, you have been in love with two people? Is it possible that it wasn't love, just the strongest you've felt yet? Because love twice in one lifetime is rare enough as it is, let alone as a teenager.
And finally to be consistent with my picky and pessimistic mood... lust being a physical desire, those who want people for there looks. Buddy, that's not lust, thats superficiality. Lust is more than just being attracted to someones outward looks, it's being drawn to their personality, their charisma... it's also a more sexual orientated term. It's more than wanting someone for their looks, but its not wanting someone for them at the same time. You want to get in the sack with them, for whatever reasons it is, lust is a sexual desire that has more push power than just looks.
For those of you who think I'm being a skeptical asshole, well I am. But I do believe in love, I believe love in the form of intimate relationships is rare and does not happen for everyone, and will not happen for everyone. However, many people will continue to their lives behind a facade of so-called love when their love fosters hate and repulsion. Love is glorified by books, movies, - everything. Everyone thinks they will fall in love, the sad reality is - many of us won't because it is that rare. I also believe that love grows, it isn't there. You can't be in a relationship for a month and go bang, wow I love you. I believe there are stages before love actually happens, and I believe is long-term effort that requires committment, effort and determination...hence why love is rare, too many people are quick to accept what they have rather than to take it another step.
One more thing, I believe there are more than three types of love - there are about 100! I don't even believe the three listed are the main types