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JHuber

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A Bit About Love
« on: January 26, 2012, 11:00:47 PM »
The world has something to learn about love. In Subjects and Relations theory,

"Love is extreme empathy."

Here is the proof:
Given that,
1. Apathy is lack of emotion.
2. Empathy and antipathy are antonyms.
3. Love and hate are antonyms.

If an emotional situation exists, one is either empathetic, apathetic or antipathetic. There are no other possibilities. Being that different degrees of empathy and antipathy must exist, extreme amounts of empathy and antipathy must exist as well. It is easy to display that extreme antipathy must be hate as hate occurs from an opponent in a competition. Opponents are antipathetic adversaries. If hate is extreme antipathy and love is the opposite of hate then love must be extreme empathy.

The world doesn't seem to know this. I have never seen it written. In the Wikipedia it says, "This diversity of uses and meanings, combined with the complexity of the feelings involved, makes love unusually difficult to consistently define, even compared to other emotional states."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love

Colorful ideas about love can be seen here in this Wisdom Commons page:
http://www.wisdomcommons.org/virtues/84-love

Both references, and in the dictionaries I have looked at, never say, "Love is extreme empathy."
This is certainly not unusually difficult to consistently define.