Unconditional Love

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    Unconditional Love

    I was at school today, during my spare at the cafeteria, and me a a few friends were talking, and the discussion got brought up about love.
    One of my friends had a very strong argument about how there is no such thing as unconditional love, and in other words, all love is based on a certain condition.

    Do you agree with this or disagree?

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    Unconditional love exists. Conditional love exists.

    love != love.

    We as humans have a language too limiting for the seperate but VERY SIMILAR concepts that surround unconditional 'love' and conditional 'love'.

    Read Siddhartha sometime for a good idea of what I mean.

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    I have never seen anything that could qualify as unconditional love. There are always qualifications.

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    I unconditionally love this topic.

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    I unconditionally hate this topic.

    edit: post 399!!
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    I love my wife a whole lot... but I swear if she ever....

    Get my point?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ober
    I love my wife a whole lot... but I swear if she ever....
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    There was a big post about this a long time ago, not sure what to look for.

    edit: not really a logn time ago, just a few months. I havent slept, my class is being very annoying - the teacher want us to work in a group and participate.

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    I think when someone says they unconditionally love someone romantically, what they're saying is for better or worse and in sickness and in health, that sort of thing. Not strictly unconditional, but good enough for most committed couples.
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    Unconditional is a pretty extreme qualifier, though. Like ober says, he loves his wife, but it's possible for that to stop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Govtcheez
    Unconditional is a pretty extreme qualifier, though. Like ober says, he loves his wife, but it's possible for that to stop.
    Well, the English language is being degraded constantly through the misuse of absolute words like unconditional and unique. Does it bother anyone else when someone says something's "very unique"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by joshdick
    Does it bother anyone else when someone says something's "very unique"?
    I don't think I've ever heard anyone say that. If someone did, I fully believe the "grammar & usage" police should punch him in the face.
    If I did your homework for you, then you might pass your class without learning how to write a program like this. Then you might graduate and get your degree without learning how to write a program like this. You might become a professional programmer without knowing how to write a program like this. Someday you might work on a project with me without knowing how to write a program like this. Then I would have to do you serious bodily harm. - Jack Klein

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    I loved my favourite shirt unconditionally but it's dead now.
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    So, Ken, now that it's dead you've stopped loving it?
    Code:
    if (shirtFavourite->IsDead())
    	kenFitlike->Loves = NULL;
    else
    	kenFitlike->Loves = shirtFavourite;

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    Certainly not - it's just that my relationship with it is no longer physical.
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