Thursday, September 18, 2008

Love as weirdly defined by Wikipedia


For other uses, see Love (disambiguation).
A drawn heart is an international icon of love

Love represents a range of emotions and experiences related to the senses of affection and sexual attraction.[1] The word love can refer to a variety of different feelings, states, and attitudes, ranging from generic pleasure to intense interpersonal attraction. This diversity of meanings, combined with the complexity of the feelings involved, makes love unusually difficult to consistently define, even compared to other emotional states.

As an abstract concept love usually refers to a strong, ineffable feeling towards another person. Even this limited conception of love, however, encompasses a wealth of different feelings, from the passionate desire and intimacy of romantic love to the nonsexual. Love in its various forms acts as a major facilitator of interpersonal relationships and, owing to its central psychological importance, is one of the most common themes in the creative arts.

Spiritual love, or longing for God, is highly valued and sought after by many religions of both Eastern and Western origin.

1 comment:

Alkom said...

http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/helen_fisher_studies_the_brain_in_love.html

Fisher describes love as a universal human drive (stronger than the sex drive; stronger than thirst or hunger; stronger perhaps than the will to live) Fisher explores the science of love without losing a sense of romance.
Addicted to coca anyone?