do you think you can still feel happy without love?

China
June 7, 2007 9:40pm CST
to me,love is so important that I am afraid that I can not live without love.yes,we have friends,parents,brothers and sisters,carrers and so on,but without love,I think happiness will be lack of something although love is only one part of our life.what is your opinion,my friends?
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15 responses
@rojane (500)
• Philippines
8 Jun 07
No one can't live without love. Love is everywhere and falls into a variety of categories. There's the love for our parents, love for our family, love for our work, for our country, for our pets, for the nature, for our hobbies, so on and so forth. But if you are pertaining to romantic love, well, that is another question. But personally, I can live without it and still be happy. But I would be a hypocrite if I tell you that I am complete even without it. Yes, I can live without it and still be happy but there will always be that nagging feeling of incompleteness. Yes, I can live without it but I still would prefer to have someone I could love and would love me forever. :)
• China
8 Jun 07
yes,especially when you see some sweet lovers,you will feel lonely.so it is better to have romantic love.
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@Divzs18 (442)
• India
8 Jun 07
I can't see my life without love .I think love is one such thing which is very essential in everyone's life . It gives us a reason to live, a reason to smile. So life without love is like sky without stars or flower without smell.
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@steney (1418)
• Philippines
8 Jun 07
It really depends on what you prioritize most in life. Personally, as a single parent, I'm happy with my family and my daughter around. I have a good job and I live a good and comfortable life. I am content and happy. But I know I'll be happier if I will also have a partner in life. But even if this person doesn't come, I know I'd still be happy. It's something that I can live without (at least, for now :).
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• United States
8 Jun 07
I guess you mean romantic love? I was without a boyfriend for a long, long time and I was still very content.. I don't think I need a guy in my life to make me feel complete or happy. But I was raised very family-oriented.. if that ever lacked, I would feel horribly lonely even with a significant other. But I do understand what you're saying, it's very hard to adjust to not having that special someone there, after you've had them for a long time. We get used to that feeling so quickly. But yes, I can definitely live pretty happily (maybe not forever though! Lol) without a boyfriend/husband.
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@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
8 Jun 07
hey i agree with you that even without a partner you can still be contented... sometimes if you have a partner and didnt understand you it makes life more complicated.
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• China
8 Jun 07
yes,you are right,I mean romantic love.love has many meanings,such as from parents,friends and so on.but without a lover,I still think my life will be regretful.
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• United States
8 Jun 07
If you mean w/o romantic love than absolutely I can be happy w/o my bf. Of course I love him dearly. However, at the end of the day, my level of happiness would never be tied to whether or not someone is in my life. I am happy, my life has meaning w/o him, I have accomplished a great many things w/o him, etc. etc. etc., so of course I can be happy w/o him or anyone on a romantic level. I would never let myself, nor my level of happiness, sense of self worth, etc. become so dependent on another person.
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• Hong Kong
8 Jun 07
I think everyone has different fate lies in front of them. Some are very lucky that they find love and that love would accompany through their life time, but not everyone is that lucky, they may find love but that love might not accompany them throughout their lives. I think love is part of love, it used to be my major part of life. But as I get older, I fansy it a lot less. It's too hard to keep that love flame going and it's very hard to find "the one". I am prepared to have love or without love in my life and I have promise myself to be happy no matter what. I thiknk I can still be happy without life, I just have to use another angle to see the world.
• China
8 Jun 07
we do not know how love will last,the person we love or love us wiil die,so we should love ourselves.
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• Hong Kong
8 Jun 07
Yes besides that, treasuring the time spent with our loved ones is really important too! Life is too short to fight or let accidents happen. Make sure you treat him the best you can everyday so that you won't regret when you guys cannot spend time together.
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@jazgottt (1181)
• Poland
10 Jun 07
I know I can feel happy without love:) I'm in relationship now, and yes, I'm happy, it's most important thing now in my life. But for last few years I haven't been in love, just dating someone from time to time, but rarely. And I also felt happy as well:) I'm happy since I was born, hehe. When I'm not in love, I know it means that I haven't met right person. That's all, no searching for someone, no feeling unhappy. I'd be unhappy only in one case - I mean when I'd be in relationship, but not with the right man. But it's impossible in my case, fortunately:) I've always prefered to stay alone more than to be with somebody untill I met my present boyfriend. He's wonderful, warm-hearted and simply good man:) The man I can be happy with:)
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• China
11 Jun 07
yes,love is more important to me actually.
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• China
8 Jun 07
Yes,the love from the lover takes an important place in our life, The feeling from him or her is very special.But it is not the only.In our life ,we have the relatives and friends around us,they make our life courlorful. May be you are used to living with your bf or gf,And as an adult we will leave friends and parents sooner or later,the love being the only person who can go with us to the end.So you feel that you can;t live without money. I think that I can also live an happy life without a bf or husband(maybe it is not very long).And living with others is also makes me happy. But we still stuggle to persue our happiness,making us happy and the others who loves us happy. heheh
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• China
8 Jun 07
you are right.I remember that I ever read some passages,which says that everyone is a fox that is waiting for love,it finds and finds until its true love come.haha,your lover will come in the near future,and you are a very kind girl,I think you will be very happy.your lover,relatives and friends that is enough.
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@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
8 Jun 07
what a wonderful world this is because of love. after a hectic and a busy day you come home to a house that is full of love... when you are in a bad mood or you have a problem there are friends who will be beside you because they love you. ahh.... what a wonderful world.
• China
8 Jun 07
yes,with love,our life and the world will be wonderful.
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@aprilsong (1886)
• China
8 Jun 07
Yes,i agree with you,my friend.People in love can be very happy and in good mood.Without love,we like floweres lack of water. So good luck to all those who have found their true loves.Cuz to have a person really love you is really not easy.
• China
8 Jun 07
love or be loved are both pleasures.
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@heartsick (832)
• Philippines
8 Jun 07
love is not just shared by two different people with different gender.. love is for everything, everyone that gives you pleasure and happiness in life.love is the reason why you want to live.. ofcourse we need love in our life, god not just made that word but he also shows that to us..
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• China
8 Jun 07
your words let me think about a sing,it sings that if only every one denotes a little love,then our world will be more beautiful.
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• Philippines
8 Jun 07
i think no, coz people have feelings, in love we will feel happiness, sadness and a lot different emotions. If we do not have love, our lives will be lifeless. And we only wanted is to die.
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• India
8 Jun 07
angela i would say that its an interesting question but i dont think one can be happy without love. atleast i cant be happy without it .
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@beauty_ph (2752)
• Philippines
9 Jun 07
Definitely NO. God is the reason for my existence. He is the source of life. And God is of LOVE. Can you my friends agree with me?
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@jb_vete (323)
• Philippines
10 Jun 07
You're right. I definitely agree with you friend!
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@beauty_ph (2752)
• Philippines
11 Jun 07
Thanks jb_vete! God bless!
@tamskie (388)
• Philippines
8 Jun 07
I will never be happy without love.
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@jb_vete (323)
• Philippines
10 Jun 07
Definitely not. Everything is nothing without love.
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