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The Autobiography of Russell
Life from a different perspective
Life's questions
I'd like to know what everyone who reads this thinks. Maybe even spread a link to this entry so your friends can answer as well.

If there's anything I expect in life, it's answers and knowledge. Expectations will always be my downfall.

What does love mean to you?
Is it purely a physical or psychological attraction, something inbetween, or something else altogether? Does love really exist, or is it something we make up to comfort ourselves?

What are secrets?
Is it an illusion, or the belief in power that we know something someone else doesn't? Are there really any secrets, or is it something we cling to? Should some things be kept secret, or should everything be knowable? If some things should be kept secert, what? Should secrets be kept from boyfriends, lovers, and/or partners (husbands/wives)?

This question needs rephrased, and rethought. It's not asking the question I wanted to ask, or going where I wanted it to go.
Are all things relative, subjective, or a mix of the two?
If they're subjective, does anything really have meaning, or only the meaning we give to them? If we give meaning to something, can we also take meaning away or do we just add a null meaning as well?
If they're relative, where did it all start, with the connection of several points to eachother or just a single point? If one point had meaning because of another, does it still have meaning if it is taken away, or is it only in our mind that it still has meaning?

There was more, but I got lost in thought and forgot them. Maybe in another post.

Current Mood: contemplative contemplative
Current Music: "UnPretty" by TLC

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ellixis From: ellixis Date: February 26th, 2005 10:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Love: At its most basic, it is wanting someone else to be happy and well, and being happy when that is true. There's a lot of things that can be added into it - physical attraction, other kinds of caring, nurturing and helping. But I feel that that's the most central part of love.

Secrets: It's about respect for the wishes of others, and about trust. I think that some degree of privacy is essential to a sense of self. Maybe that's not true for everyone, but it's where I am, spiritually.

Subjective/relative: Not sure, and since it's not the question you wanted to really ask, I'll not poke at it too much right now.
damnitnicole From: damnitnicole Date: February 27th, 2005 08:57 am (UTC) (Link)
My best definition of love is someone else's:

"Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own."
-- Robert A. Heinlein

I think a secret is something you know that someone else probably should but doesn't. A good way to judge the difference between a secret and a surprise is to ask yourself if the unknowing party would be benefitted or harmed by finding out, in the long run.
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