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When I was younger I used to believe love was the moving force of everything, now I find the word and its meaning naive and stupid.
Does anyone think love is more than an idealized instinct?
 

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absurdinista
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I think it can, if you're lucky. I don't think I'm lucky like that :/
 

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Beasting
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I'd say it exists.

In the few relationships that I've been in, no it hasn't existed.

But have you ever really really liked someone who never liked you back....and you'd have done anything to be with them? What if they liked you in the same way. I think that could lead to the idealized love that you're talking about.
 

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What kind of love are you talking about, and idealized by whom? The Greeks recognized several kinds of love: ‘eros’ was used for sexual love or passion. ‘storge’ indicated the love between family members. ‘Philia’ expressed the love between close friends. And finally, ‘agape’ was the highest form of spiritual love.

But assuming you're talking about romantic love, the overestimation of that sort of love usually leads to disillusionment, either because it never really happens in the way that you wanted or it starts to decline after the honeymoon.
 
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