We have, for what I know by romantic poetry and storytelling, uplifted love on the highest pedestal of immortality, perfection, absolution, and eternity. Now these are qualities that we saw belong to inertia, if they do at all exist, and in no way are inherent to love, which would be the force of change and transformation in the process towards interaction with the outer world and self-fulfilment. Love’s nature is full of dynamics, of alteration, and thus it is changeable and fluctuating, always varying in presence and expression. If love is anything we can claim with assertion, then, deriving from the qualities of the force it underlyingly embodies, it is temporary, imperfect, incomplete, and final.
The Young Philosophers. On Love
What is closeness, in the first place? It is, simply put, he desire to unite. I would even deem that desire is more essential than the actual state of closeness between things, but that argument I will make in a later point of this conversation, if you allow me. – The girl continued. – Closeness, as you described it, is a type of selective abstraction from what we can observe and formulate for ourselves, assisting the mind to make sense of the unencompassable Universe. That is a closeness the mind sees and calls objective, since it needs only the discovery of an observable similarity to be detected. But, I deem, there are types of closeness that are beyond what we can formulate by observance and in one of these occasions, I see the possibility to explain a specific mechanism of love’s operation.
In the world of things, many alike are just similar but not close because of desire, for they are attracted to things away from their most common counterparts and yet more appealing to their senses. Attraction functions sometimes rather counterintuitively, for it does not look for the best match in relation to objectively observable similarities, but follows the principle of want in search for traits that may not be beneficiary to any involved in the desire-driven relation. I would therefore say that what we think love should be, it is not. If we tend to find sense in it, as we do when we define similarities, we won’t accomplish much.
Be good! Everything you do, comes back to this world in one shape or another.
We are all born good, and then, hurt. No one escapes the road of growing. Purity, suffering, realizaton. In the end, this life is nothing but a journey and a lesson.
He, who harms and destroys, shall live in harm and destruction. He, who loves and protects, shall build a loving and appreciative world.
We may not know everything about this Universe but we might even not have to. Knowing is only one aspect of human perception, and we are gifted with so much more…