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Do you feel love is real?

  1. Feb 9, 2005 #1
    "Do you feel love is real?"

    I was listening to the Smashing Pumpkins' songs today and one of the lyrics was "Do you feel love is real?"
    I was just wondering what your views on love were because I know people think of love in different ways.
    ...plus its Valentine's Day soon
     
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  3. Feb 9, 2005 #2

    chroot

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    Love is absolutely real. Every time I have entered in a relationship deeper and more successful than my last, I have "rediscovered" love to be more than I had previously suspected.

    What I have so far discerned is that you cannot love two people in the quite the same way -- the word "love" really gets redefined again and again with each new relationship. If anything, that's evidence of love's reality to me.

    - Warren
     
  4. Feb 9, 2005 #3
    Its a matter of definition really. Is love what hallmark would like you to believe? No, thats a load of bull. Is love in the "romantic" sense real? No.

    Its a set of chemical states in the brain. Nothing more. A hormonal reaction to certain stimulus. Thats all.
     
  5. Feb 9, 2005 #4

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    The taste of my favorite ice cream is also just a chemical state in my brain, but that doesn't diminish my appreciation of it.

    Besides, Carly asked if we felt that love is real. If "love" can be identified with a discernable chemical state in the brain, then it's most certainly as real as that discernable chemical state.

    - Warren
     
  6. Feb 9, 2005 #5
    Oh, what a question! Of course it is! Regardless of what is causing it, there is absolutely no question about the overwhelming empirical evidence of its causes, whatever "it" actually is.
     
  7. Feb 9, 2005 #6

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    Real or not, love is great when you take it to the bedroom.

    Note: Keyboards at school suck ass.
     
  8. Feb 9, 2005 #7
    What's wrong with other places? :confused: :wink:
     
  9. Feb 9, 2005 #8

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    What a romantic. :approve:
     
  10. Feb 9, 2005 #9
    I personally dont think love is real. All it does is make people too emotional..
     
  11. Feb 9, 2005 #10
    Am really glad you think that.
    Of course, there's always doubts after break-ups but thats usual.
     
  12. Feb 9, 2005 #11

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    If it isn't real, how does it make people so emotional?

    But it can be a bit like trying to catch a glimpse of an endangered species. Elusive, rare, hiding in unexpected places, but when you finally find it, it's beautiful.
     
  13. Feb 9, 2005 #12

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    OT: You can catch glimpses of endangered species at www.arkive.org. Glimpsing them in the wild, of course, is a horse of another color.
     
  14. Feb 9, 2005 #13

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    love lasts 5 minutes. after that it's time for a cigar.
     
  15. Feb 9, 2005 #14

    Sounds like you've got a problem with being premature.

    As i said, "love" in the romantic sense does not exist. Don't selectively wuote me and argue against that. Sure, there is a chemical state in the brain called "love", but that is not love in the "romantic" sense.
     
  16. Feb 9, 2005 #15

    Ivan Seeking

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    Lust is chemistry.
    Love is giving up your favorite Hooters shirt.
     
  17. Feb 9, 2005 #16

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    One's interpretation of that statement depends on who is wearing the shirt when asked to get rid of it. :wink:
     
  18. Feb 9, 2005 #17

    Ivan Seeking

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    Should we consider this an admission? :rofl:
     
  19. Feb 9, 2005 #18

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    I admit to nothing. o:)
     
  20. Feb 9, 2005 #19
    When you're drunk you sure do.
     
  21. Feb 9, 2005 #20

    Ivan Seeking

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    Does this ultimately explain the Moon part of Moonbear? :eek:
     
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