Why do people choose love?


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Nov 4, 2018 - 11:54am PT
Bushman, sympathies, and thanks for that.
I always enjoy your offerings but will see them in a new light now.


Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Nov 4, 2018 - 01:53pm PT
Give some love and you’re likely to receive some in return, same with hate...your choice.

Trad climber
Little Rock and Loving It
Nov 4, 2018 - 02:55pm PT
Give some love and you’re likely to receive some in return, same with hate...your choice.

Pretty much my thinking. Call it karma or what one wants. One reaps what one sows.

Mountain climber
The Ocean
Nov 4, 2018 - 04:34pm PT
Why choose love? Is there here a better choice?

Do you know what love is?
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 4, 2018 - 05:17pm PT
Can you give us your definition of what love is, climbski2? That would be cool and it would be great for anyone else to jump in with their own interpretation. Thanks to those that have already given your thoughts here.

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Nov 4, 2018 - 05:32pm PT
as far as romantic love goes that is not a choice... It just happens....

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Nov 4, 2018 - 05:36pm PT
As far as the rest of life, love is a choice. we choose to either help people, ignore them or punish them. I prefer the help option but often life gets in the way so the ignore option gets used more than it should......

Ice climber
Nov 4, 2018 - 06:40pm PT

I've been struggling with it for a while

What I'm settling in on is that

love is giving equal or more recognition to the importance of the other person's life

Why choose it?

It feels good

Social climber
Nov 4, 2018 - 07:08pm PT
hey there say, lynne.. say, just saw this... i will go take a peek and
see all that you are sharing, here... :)

but, say, as to why do people CHOOSE love...

well, it made me think...

to 'choose' something, well, folks usually need to know about it,
in the first place...

(or, if it is something that they do not 'know about--and thus, can't 'seek' what they don't know of, well:
if there is something similar, (that they ARE seeking) that nearly 'match' this, they have that chance of 'runnning into love' (and loving it enough, to choose it)...


i'm just guessing here, but, i'd say,
people chose love, because they either:

1-- already know what it... and want to...

2-- have only heard about it and want to slowly embrace it...

3-- have been looking for something similar, but, so far,
have not found anything... until they see it in action... and
thus, want to...

4-- have only known too many other hateful things in life,
and, while seeking escapes-or-alternatives, have 'stumbled upon it'
accidentally, reach out for it, and want to...

does this help?

teach children to love, from birth-time...
it can and will, become a life-long anchor, in their live,
in so many various ways...

for themselves, and the world around them...
Fossil climber

Trad climber
Atlin, B. C.
Nov 4, 2018 - 08:56pm PT
Thanks, Lynne. Thanks, Tim.
Tripod? Swellguy? Halfwit? Smegma?

Trad climber
Wanker Stately Mansion, Placerville
Nov 4, 2018 - 09:02pm PT
because they're bored with the alternative

the east
Nov 4, 2018 - 11:25pm PT
Because evolution is fueled by diversity and love helps with that.

Social climber
Cat Box
Nov 5, 2018 - 05:01am PT
Here's why love is THE choice....

13 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned,[a] but have not love, I gain nothing.
4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. 7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
8 Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. 11 When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. 12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.
13 So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

Nov 5, 2018 - 07:28am PT
You can't choose Love because we are part parcel of it to begin with.

You either have it or you've covered your own soul with so much materialism that you've lost sight of your own true self .......
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 8, 2018 - 06:52pm PT
So Tim Sorenson, I am reading your post for the "manyith" time. And the tears are again running down my face. I'm sorry it has taken me so long to respond to your from the heart words.

You are so right on. As you say, "Love is the most powerful gift, and the value of it has been the most difficult lesson to learn for me than any other."

Actually, I think your words are life changing. Love is powerful and it can be the most difficult thing to grasp because we have to put aside bitterness, hate, envy a lot of ugly stuff in order for love to fill us and change us.

Thanks for being you, Tim.

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