24 Jul 08
Having had my heart broken by people who were not actually worth the trouble, I once tried to convince myself that life would be so much easier without love. It would be cheaper for sure if one didn't have to buy things at Valentines Day or to do things like take people out to fancy restaurants for moonlight dinners. However, I've come to realise that while life without something to love may be easier and save you in the tears, life without love would be really empty. I have a girlfriend's daughter from a previous relationship to thank for showing me this simple fact. I don't know what it was but hanging out with the little seven-year old and doing things like taking her to school and sitting with her while she did her home work made me feel that I had more to live for than just myself. Love is definitely not easy. I mean, its a time and money investment with no obvious tangible returns, other than a smile or an expression of job from the other party's face. But that sense of joy you get from the other person is like a feeling that nothing else in the world. It's something that money, power and fame cannot buy. Yes, love is messy. It can be exceedingly painful and sometimes it will leave you wondering whether you were doing the right thing or not. But then, you start to feel the joy that love can bring. I think, for me, I've realised that you cannot have the joy of love without the hurt. Yes, the hurt can be painful, but the feeling of joy is the most amazing thing. While a life without love might be easy, it would be a very poor life indeed.
24 Jul 08
Oh i'm so happy that you've came to realize that love is not about money or material things..but a greatest feeling one could bring and give to others..that no money can buy...maybe the kid is the instrument for you to realize it. I also agree that you cannot appreciate the real meaning of love unless you get hurt..because hurt and pain let us to love more.. Thanx for sharing it to me..you inspired me in some ways..Have a nice day!
24 Jul 08
i can imagine it to be very very sad. almost lifeless. i mean, this world can't survive at all. if life is without love, then this world can be very chaotic. people have no respect for other people. no sense of giving. only selfishness and hatred exist. no peace and harmony. cant quite imagine how i will turn out to be if that's the case.