Why so grumpy? Why is everything rendered meaningless just because we snuff it? You don't know what happens afterwards, even though many are sure they know.Dalek Prime wrote:It may be exciting and all, but its still ridiculous, means nothing, and when the final curtain falls, accomplishes nothing.Lacewing wrote:I love this. Makes wonderful sense to me.Greta wrote:The more we love, the more we learn and understand. The more we learn and understand, the more we love.
Yes, there is so much about the future (and our continual unfolding) that can be extraordinarily exciting and interesting. A brilliant creation!
You assume that we are talking about luuurve in some new age way. Not so. "Love" in this context refers to passion, enthusiasm and interest in "something". Anything.
Love in this context could be anything from family matters to rock collecting, music, sex, entomology or even murder - we are all better of if we're passionate about something in life (even if others don't always benefit from our passions).
That's my point and I did make this clear earlier because I know that Americans are in the midst of an intellectual war (evangelists/Tea Party v the rest) so it's always possible that someone will suspect theistic or new age propaganda when speaking of "love" in the general sense. The fact that theists, hippies and new agers bang on about lurve in no way turns me off the idea. I wouldn't care if Hitler embraced it - a good idea is a good idea.
That's half of the "love and understanding" equation. It helps to aim for understanding rather than judgement, to seriously consider and try to read between the lines rather than rush to snap judgements. I learn more from trying to understand what people are trying to get across than finding ways of putting the most negative possible spin on their words.
I've been there, done that - for decades. My mother was a satirist and I inherited her ability, and I'm capable of being highly nasty and satirical - aiming for people's tender spots and twisting the knife. I had a jolly good laugh at others' expense many times and I found I didn't like myself for doing it.
So now I try harder to understand what people's key points are when they speak and, yes, I think it's important. My life is more peaceful and I'm not stuck in endless BS battles with people over things I ultimately don't care much about caused by wrong assumptions.