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Thread: Inability to understand love

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    Re: Inability to understand love

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Do you think those people who seem to think that every human motivation are somehow damaged and unable to understand what love actually is? No amount of logic and examples are getting through to these people and I am running out of any other conclusions that make any sense.

    Any alternative explanations out there as to why these people can't understand basic human emotion?

    The whole thing amazes and saddens me

    what makes you believe that they do not understand basic human emotion?

    Ayn has written quite a bit about love ( the highest of emotions, as she calls it)...and she has written about it as it pertains to the selfish and selfless man.

    nothing she has written on it is particularly earth shattering... or original for that matter

    as for thinking "every human motivation is somehow damaged", i'm not sure what you mean....got examples?

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    Re: Inability to understand love

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    what makes you believe that they do not understand basic human emotion?

    Ayn has written quite a bit about love ( the highest of emotions, as she calls it)...and she has written about it as it pertains to the selfish and selfless man.

    nothing she has written on it is particularly earth shattering... or original for that matter

    as for thinking "every human motivation is somehow damaged", i'm not sure what you mean....got examples?
    Love is a selfless emotion and some people only seem to be able to understand it in the context of what it provides for the person giving the love. Its a baffling stance.

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    Re: Inability to understand love

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Do you think those people who seem to think that every human motivation are somehow damaged and unable to understand what love actually is? No amount of logic and examples are getting through to these people and I am running out of any other conclusions that make any sense.

    Any alternative explanations out there as to why these people can't understand basic human emotion?

    The whole thing amazes and saddens me
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    Re: Inability to understand love

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooble View Post
    I think the problem is that most people who think like you failed to distinguish between 'love' and 'lust'. To remedy this, you simply abrogated the latter, made the former all encompassing, and started pointing fingers at 'insensitive' Conservatives.
    "people like him". I am people like him too. It is not a matter of not being able to distinguish those two particular issues. its a matter of how our brains are wired in general. Regardless, what he is talking about can be seen clearly in the thread about the young girl who committed suicide due to bullying. There are people there who have a truer inability to understand emotional reactions or responses than either Meg or me.
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    Re: Inability to understand love

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfman24 View Post
    "people like him". I am people like him too. It is not a matter of not being able to distinguish those two particular issues. its a matter of how our brains are wired in general. Regardless, what he is talking about can be seen clearly in the thread about the young girl who committed suicide due to bullying. There are people there who have a truer inability to understand emotional reactions or responses than either Meg or me.
    I was referring to his comment about how he felt he had Conservatives pegged.

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    Re: Inability to understand love

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    what makes you believe that they do not understand basic human emotion?

    Ayn has written quite a bit about love ( the highest of emotions, as she calls it)...and she has written about it as it pertains to the selfish and selfless man.

    nothing she has written on it is particularly earth shattering... or original for that matter

    as for thinking "every human motivation is somehow damaged", i'm not sure what you mean....got examples?
    He has Aspergers Syndrome like me and it is our constant struggle to understand how you NT"s (neurologically typicals) function. Within our own minds our universe is very small. It takes some of us years to understand basic of social functioning. Some never get it. For us it is like trying to solve the question "which came first the chicken or the egg" or the eternal question of "whose on first?)
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    Re: Inability to understand love

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooble View Post
    I was referring to his comment about how he felt he had Conservatives pegged.
    I am sorry but I do not agree

    I think the problem is that most people who think like you failed to distinguish between 'love' and 'lust'. To remedy this, you simply abrogated the latter, made the former all encompassing, and started pointing fingers at 'insensitive' Conservatives.

    this is what you said. People like you fail to distinguish. or am I missing somethng.
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    Re: Inability to understand love

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfman24 View Post
    I am sorry but I do not agree

    I think the problem is that most people who think like you failed to distinguish between 'love' and 'lust'. To remedy this, you simply abrogated the latter, made the former all encompassing, and started pointing fingers at 'insensitive' Conservatives.

    this is what you said. People like you fail to distinguish. or am I missing somethng.
    People who THINK like you, fail to distinguish. If you're going to analyze every fragment of my posts, be sure you cover all of it, and not just what you want to understand.

    He said he had Conservatives pegged. It's obvious he was referring to Conservatives and their purported insensitivity toward gay & lesbian love. My stance is that people who think like him have confused love with lust where gay marriage is concerned.

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    Re: Inability to understand love

    I think that a lot of the time love is inherently selfish. When you love someone you always want to do right by them and make them happy, but why do you do that? Because it makes YOU happy. So, even when you genuinely love someone, it's still a little selfish.

    On a side not, this is something I've always thought about when I think about love. If love is really forever, then how many people really know what love is?

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    Re: Inability to understand love

    in my opinion ,unless you feel it by heart you may not understand it..
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