I don't know if there has ever been a thread like this before. If so, I apologize for making it. I'm genuinely curious about the general opinion of Volconvo users on this fundamental concept that exists in our society today. I have a feeling that for the more rational people, this is going to depend greatly on how you define words, so by all means, define them for me! For some of you it's just a feeling, the meaning is self-evident and doesn't need to be defined. Yet you must still justify its existence. Use religion if you must, but I'd prefer some genuine philosophizing on what true love means, how it can exist.
Oh, and it's worth pointing out that even if you've never experienced true love yourself, that doesn't mean it doesn't exist The question is, can it exist for anyone? Or is all love to some degree "not true," i.e. artificial and perhaps conditional and based on self-interest? Would you prefer to use a biological argument? Is it nothing more than basic instincts for the preservation of the species? I tend to think the latter, but that doesn't necessarily deny the value of true love. Do you think true love should take precedence over any other social concerns, or do you think there are social concerns that should always take precedence even over love (and if so, which ones?)