A rather whimsical (imho) post, spurred by a question from a couple of close friends while waiting to take a ride on a ferry (which itself was whimsical to do).
Is it when you find that you enjoy the person’s company? When there is much in common be it activities or things in life in general? When you genuinely admire parts of a person’s character? Does liking someone possibly bring forth the possibility… of something more?
Like VS Love
If like can be realized, then when does it become love? Or proclaimed as such? How does one describe the feeling. Or is it really a verb that one just decides upon? In those veins of thought, can you categorize love? Differentiate love?
Love & Beyond
Would seem to be looking beyond the everyday things which once appeared cute that get annoying really fast. That moves beyond boredom & jealousy into… something more. Comfortable but yet not boring. Moving at different speeds. Yet requiring time, attention & frequent deposits (and withdrawals). A matter of heart & yet very much the mind as well – often at the same time.
How would you differentiate like VS love? And is love a matter of mind or of the heart?
Rant in response to an irresponsible commentator: Posts are not necessarily my viewpoints. Please read.
Both can be said to be without morals. One meaning that one is the anti of morality. While the other implies the “without-ness” of morality & can include innocence. And what one told you that being amoral was actually not wrong? That we actually should be amoral? That we must make decisions with our heads & hearts without being constrained.
Constrained by what others think of us. Constrained by what we have been taught by our elders & teachers is correct. Constrained of being laughed at by others or being taken as a fool. Constrained by being misunderstood. Constrained to avoid appearing impolite or even rude – especially so in a public or business setting.
Yet if being amoral allows us to do what we should without caring what the world thinks. And if our intentions & objectives are good, doesn’t that also mean that being amoral is the best way to pierce through & accomplish things without being shackled by prejudice, culture or other human beings?
Offering the Other Cheek
Have we all grown up believing that those who offer the other cheek are either virtuous or completely stupid? Two ends of the extremes? One side believing that we are pious & just then when slapped we offer the other. And the other side believing that it’s all an eye for an eye & only idiots would do that?
What if that it’s rather the reason or result that matters most? That sometimes offering the other cheek is the right to do to make a statement that of compliance & love. While sometimes we should beat the crap out of the person violently to ensure the person never ever strikes another person again.
The End Result
Is it worth being consciously amoral to achieve the desired end results? How do you control between being detachedly amoral compared to knowing when you are being wickedly evil? Will amorality be the pitch black shining gleaming light that scythes at the shroud of foolish nonsense clearing the way for many great things? Or will amorality be but a tool of evil immorality that deceives & eats away at us?
Have you ever though how does your inner self really looks like?