I don't believe in love


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The Granite State.
Topic Author's Original Post - Jan 9, 2014 - 03:17pm PT
It fails way too often, who in their right mind would prescribe to this ridiculous notion?


Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jan 9, 2014 - 03:19pm PT

If you think about TRUE LOVE as that of a parent, child, sister, brother, etc...

not infatuation...

it fails much less...


Jan 9, 2014 - 03:19pm PT
first world problems... i like to think of it as a sine wave ~ recycle

Gym climber
Great White North
Jan 9, 2014 - 03:23pm PT
because when it does work out, it can be spectacular


Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 9, 2014 - 03:24pm PT
Brandon, I knew you were hiding something from us.
You used to be in the J Geils Band, didn't you?

The Granite State.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 9, 2014 - 03:25pm PT
My post was a jest regarding another thread.

There is so much to life.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Jan 9, 2014 - 03:27pm PT
Love is purchased. Dont believe me,, just come out and ill take you round the corner to the "store"..

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Mohave County Arizona
Jan 9, 2014 - 03:31pm PT
I don't believe in phlogiston. Never have.
Lynne Leichtfuss

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moving thru
Jan 9, 2014 - 03:32pm PT
Brandon, how do you define the word love?

Jan 9, 2014 - 03:34pm PT
Hope all is good Brandon!

If not.......go grab a cheeseburger :-)

Edit-with bacon
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
U.N. Ambassador, Crackistan
Jan 9, 2014 - 03:43pm PT
As with the lord and the big bang, 'belief' in love is irrelevant.


The Granite State.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 9, 2014 - 03:45pm PT
LOL, just messing around. Maybe I'll pull this OT thread.

Lynne, good question.

To me, love is when you discover that a friendship would harm you deeply and truly on an emotional level were it to end.

It's wanting and hoping to be able to help someone in a time of need, even if it means going WAY out of your way to help and being stoked about it. (Not only mileage wise, but getting out of your comfort zone to help)

It's when you see someone who is close to you, of either sex, and you're truly stoked to hang with them again.

To me that's love.

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jan 9, 2014 - 04:02pm PT

I always liked this take on it

Boulder, CO
Jan 9, 2014 - 04:25pm PT
maybe you are just looking in all the wrong places...

The Granite State.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 9, 2014 - 04:29pm PT
I've spent a week in the ICU in Salt Lake City with a friend who I love, just chilling with him as he convalesced enough to make the ride back to Tahoe. My dog lived in my truck in the valet parking of the SLC Hilton the entire time. Weird times, but my friend needed me to be there with him. He hit his head and lost all sense of taste or smell. I love him as a friend, so was there the entire time.

I sacrificed, and that's love.

My ex was diagnosed with cancer. We were still good friends. I quit my job and moved back to NH. We went to appointments at the Dana Farber Cancer Center together, though we were not a couple. She is cancer free for seven years now. I didn't cure her cancer, but I appreciate being there with her through that.

I love her, so that's what I did.

Love is a broad term, and shouldn't be used only for romantic connotations.


Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jan 9, 2014 - 04:40pm PT
Brandon, there is a nice fallback called lust.

Jan 9, 2014 - 04:41pm PT
You're a good man Brandon.

Love can mean many things.

One of my favorite pieces of art is but a spray painted quote on a blasted rock on the hwy between whistler & pemberton. In messy letters it just says:

"Love heals all"

The fact that someone felt compelled to stop & get out of their car in the middle of nowhere & paint a selfless statement like that for all to see is inspiring for some reason. No ego, no so & so was here, no bill loves Jane, just a message that all humans could benefit from if they actually thought about for a minute. Some would call it a stupid tag but I'd call it true art, the real deal & believe it or not that little reminder probably changed my life. Wish I had a pic.

On a more serious note-

I always liked this take on I love as well.


Trad climber
Oaksterdam, CA
Jan 9, 2014 - 04:47pm PT
The yogi tea quotes are often trite or nonsensical but sometimes they hit the truth

"Where there is love, there is no question"

The Granite State.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 9, 2014 - 04:48pm PT
There's a similar graffiti piece on a rock near my home.

It reads 'Chicken Farmer I Still Love You.'

It's been there since the seventies, and every time the DOT removes it, someone replaces it.

It's a local testament to love.

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the Wastelands
Jan 9, 2014 - 04:49pm PT
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