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PostPosted: 09/16/03 - 11:03    Post subject: "Life is a pain and love is an anesthetic"
Do you agree with this quote?

Is this quote is optimistic or pessimistic?
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PostPosted: 09/16/03 - 11:20    Post subject:
Disagree; the quote implies that without love life would be unbearable. It would be harder, no doubt, but not unlivable. Life is what you make of it, and love is gravy - the icing on the cake.
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PostPosted: 09/16/03 - 11:23    Post subject:
elkid wrote:
and love is gravy - the icing on the cake.


somebody is hungry.
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PostPosted: 09/16/03 - 11:55    Post subject:
I think it's more of an idealistic view than either optimistic or pessimistic. I agree with elkid--the implication that love can solve all problems is a bit naive, although I do admit it makes life much more pleasant. I would say love is a necessary luxury, if that makes sense, but that you can survive without it, you just might not grow as much as someone who had it.

I personally would rather have it than not. Wink
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PostPosted: 09/16/03 - 12:16    Post subject:
Didn't Roxy Music sing Love is the drug
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PostPosted: 09/16/03 - 12:18    Post subject:
And Robert Palmer was Addicted to Love
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PostPosted: 09/16/03 - 12:19    Post subject:
All you need is love, love

Love is all you need.

'nuff said.
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PostPosted: 09/16/03 - 12:21    Post subject:
MY truths:

I don't think one can live without love. I think everyone loves something. We love ourselves, our spouse, our children, our profession, our ideals, our beliefs, our car, running... etc. Most people have a fondness for something, a deep affection or love if you will for an aspect of their life, and while they might not say "I love abc," it doesn't mean that whatever strong or deep feeling they have for abc cannot be equated to love.

If you look at it from the Christian aspect (I'm working on Theology, forgive me here) then it's true to say that we all ARE loved, and therefore it is not possible to live without love since it IS a reality, whether one realizes it or not, accepts it or not. We all are affected by God's grace, or his love. Whether it's the kind act of a stranger, a loved one, a beautiful sunset... whatever. We're all exposed to it on a constant basis if you think about it. Again, whether it's realized or accepted.

I don't think that I would say that life is a pain, but I would say it is a struggle.
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PostPosted: 09/16/03 - 12:22    Post subject:
another analogy might be


love is to life as Preparation H is to

i think it's pretty realistic myself.
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PostPosted: 09/16/03 - 12:24    Post subject:
coachmarkos wrote:
All you need is love, love

Love is all you need.

'nuff said.


don't forget:

love is the answer, and you know that for sure.
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PostPosted: 09/16/03 - 12:29    Post subject:
brie k wrote:
the kind act of a stranger

Common courtesy is not love.
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PostPosted: 09/16/03 - 12:31    Post subject:
elkid wrote:
brie k wrote:
the kind act of a stranger

Common courtesy is not love.


It is in the Christian sense, I think......
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PostPosted: 09/16/03 - 12:32    Post subject:
I agree with the quote and I think it is optimistic.
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PostPosted: 09/16/03 - 12:38    Post subject:
genie wrote:
elkid wrote:
brie k wrote:
the kind act of a stranger

Common courtesy is not love.

It is in the Christian sense, I think......

I wasn't talking in the religious sense. That said, why do a lot of questions here of an intellectual or philosophical nature end up discussing religion?
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PostPosted: 09/16/03 - 12:45    Post subject:
elkid wrote:
genie wrote:
elkid wrote:
brie k wrote:
the kind act of a stranger

Common courtesy is not love.

It is in the Christian sense, I think......

I wasn't talking in the religious sense. That said, why do a lot of questions here of an intellectual or philosophical nature end up discussing religion?


Because I think that's how a lot of people (not me necessarily) relate to philosophical issues. People who have a strong faith-based belief system tend to incorporate that into discussions that some of us only see on an intellectual level.

Edited to add: I am not by nature a religious person but I can admire the strength of faith in those who are.
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