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love at first sight

Discussion in 'The Philosopher' started by Black Core, Feb 4, 2006.

  1. Øjeblikket

    Øjeblikket Member

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    I wonder if your intentional baiting is/was not encouraged.

    let me be clear, I'm not sure you're convinced of any consistency beyond argumentative polarititties unless you intend to ultimately support an existential dogmatism as favorable to that of an alleged abandonment of principal, I guess. But I'm not sure you're one for completing that series.
     
  2. derek

    derek Grey Eminence

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    I'll, be honest...I have absolutley zero idea of what you are talking about. I vaguely see what concepts your meaning, but your english is confusing me

    Also, please do not assume things about me, I've never taken kindly to it.
     
  3. steel102

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    so no one's ever had the feeling that it's probably better not even to get involved with this 'love.'
     
  4. Thoth-Amon

    Thoth-Amon Hypochondriac

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    No. It's called lust.
     
  5. The Devil's Steed

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    I was going to state my views on the matter, however, you've already done so, so I'll just quote this post. Thanks.
     
  6. LORD_RED_DRAGON

    LORD_RED_DRAGON New Metal Member

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    pheromeones
     
  7. LORD_RED_DRAGON

    LORD_RED_DRAGON New Metal Member

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    except when your looking at the ugliest person in the room, then you're experiencing the effects of pheromonal attraction
     
  8. Dushan S

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    This is partly semantics... We have just one word "love" but we use it for so many different feelings and acts.

    There is something that could described as deep unexplainable attraction with someone else that has no rational explanation. It is not the same as just sexual attraction, even if hormonal reaction is there too. I have had few such cases during my life, and in 90% there was a relationship after that, and even if it was short, or unhappy one, it was important, emotionally deep and demanding and there was something valuable to get from it.
    This event is ridiculed in popular culture as something romantic and mindless, but it is not, I can more describe it as a simultanous feeling of longing and at the same time resoulution as something so familiar once lost was found again.
    On psychological level, there are parts of our personality we cannot express, or they are simply our Animus-Anima, and some person can have a big part of it as their personality. So it makes as instinctively recognise that on other person. Love as it comes is in fact recognising parts of ourselves in other person and finding resoultion because of it. It can be heaven and hell in some cases because our supressed parts of personality do not have to be pretty or "good" od pleasent from subjective point of view. So those kinds of attraction can sometimes have even disastrous results instead of harmony.
     
  9. LORD_RED_DRAGON

    LORD_RED_DRAGON New Metal Member

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    this specific semantics problem is (as far as i know) unique to the english language
     
  10. Horus

    Horus and his imaginary friend

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    I'm actually suffering from that right now. This kind of Lust is, in my case at least, one of the worst pains a person can feel.
     
  11. LORD_RED_DRAGON

    LORD_RED_DRAGON New Metal Member

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    yes it is
     
  12. The.Donut

    The.Donut Yep.

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    I find the points highlighted here to be rather intriguing. Do you have anything further that you can add to this? Perhaps the source of this information? Or is this purely from your own personal experience?
     
  13. sarahtologist

    sarahtologist jackass

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    you can be physically attracted to someon at first sight, but to love someone you have to really know the person
     
  14. Horus

    Horus and his imaginary friend

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    Anything else is simply lust. Some people have a hard time accepting the fact that they lust for a person, so they justify themselves by calling it love, even though it's really a blind lust for a person whom they know nothing about. But what about when they do know so much about a person, yet don't actually speak to them? That's when Lust becomes confusion.
     
  15. LORD_RED_DRAGON

    LORD_RED_DRAGON New Metal Member

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    it's called being/having a stalker
     
  16. Horus

    Horus and his imaginary friend

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    But I have self control...
     
  17. proglodite

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    So then what does "in love" refer to, in terms of our above discussion?
     
  18. Thoth-Amon

    Thoth-Amon Hypochondriac

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    I on the other hand have no problem in admitting blind lust!
     
  19. Horus

    Horus and his imaginary friend

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    But what about admiting it to the person that you lust for?
     

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