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    Inability to understand love

    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 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
    No offense, Mega.

    But -- huh??
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    Re: Inability to understand love

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    No offense, Mega.

    But -- huh??
    Its a reason to the objectivists or the sympathizers of objectivists who believe that any human emotion, including love, is inherently selfish. I simply do not understand why they could some to such a conclusion and I am looking for answers.

    When I first started on this forum, it was a quest to understand conservative thinking. I think I understand it pretty well now, so now I am trying to understand another group of people.

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    Re: Inability to understand love

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Its a reason to the objectivists or the sympathizers of objectivists who believe that any human emotion, including love, is inherently selfish. I simply do not understand why they could some to such a conclusion and I am looking for answers.

    When I first started on this forum, it was a quest to understand conservative thinking. I think I understand it pretty well now, so now I am trying to understand another group of people.
    Oh, I'm thinking this is a little above my pay grade.

    I remember a poster who said that every good deed we do, every kindness we extend, is, in reality, selfish. I'm sorta' thinking that's what you're talking about. I never agreed with that. But if that's there definition of "selfish," then we need more of that.

    Thanks for taking the time to explain, 'Preciate it.

    Oh!! I voted "Other" because I think these people look at it in a sort-of right way (the selfish angle), because we are all programmed to do things that make us feel good. So, if doing kind things make us feel good, then these people's belief is that it's selfish. They just need to find a word that works better than "selfish." Maybe "self-serving" would be better.
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    Re: Inability to understand love

    not everybody is so lucky mega ,it can be a reason to be unable to see what the love is

    yes some can never understand this emotion but the rest is just ill fated
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    Re: Inability to understand love

    Having a hard time understanding where you're going with this Mega.

    I'm getting one male flashbacks.

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    Re: Inability to understand love

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Its a reason to the objectivists or the sympathizers of objectivists who believe that any human emotion, including love, is inherently selfish. I simply do not understand why they could some to such a conclusion and I am looking for answers.

    When I first started on this forum, it was a quest to understand conservative thinking. I think I understand it pretty well now, so now I am trying to understand another group of people.
    I don't get it either mega. I've been shocked, frustrated and gobsmacked at how love, compassion, even just considering another human being's feelings can go over their heads. It just doesn't compute for them. Hours and pages of text have done nothing to penetrate their thinking or reasoning. It's a blind spot for them, even as they protest that they love their spouses and children (while in sentence or two they will call their adult children blood sucking moochers) and nothing is wrong with them. Or in one case, they hate their parents for accepting Social Security, nothing more.

    I think, fwiw, that they call love selfishness in order to attribute their own foible to the opposition, but that is neither here nor there. I'm just as befuddled, Mega.

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    Re: Inability to understand love

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Having a hard time understanding where you're going with this Mega.

    I'm getting one male flashbacks.
    Basically, I am talking about the followers of Ayn Rand's philosophy.



    Basically, the idea that every actions is selfish and altruism is impossible is what I am trying to understand.

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    Re: Inability to understand love

    I for one believe that love is the most selfish emotion there is. Almost every type of love is either mostly or completely self-gratifying.

    Humans are, by nature, hedonistic. Even altruistic actions are not truly altruistic. If you do something good for someone else, you reap the reward of "feeling good about yourself". This does not negate the good done by the action. It just means that you get something out of it too.

    Do you know how rare it is to love someone and "want the best for them" when what is best for them is antithetical to what you want for yourself? I assure you, it's rare.

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    Re: Inability to understand love

    What does politics have to do with love?

    That being said. In order to understand something completely you must first begin with motivation: I want to know what love is!


    After you found motivation, you need to ask the right question: What is love?


    Then... you get to find multiple answers. This is one of them.




    This may have nothing to do with thread but I do not understand what the thread is about.

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