Like or Love?

@JAG2009 (268)
India
August 25, 2009 11:00pm CST
It was Bill Cosby, the famous comedian, who drew a distinction between "like" and "love". He said that everyone "loved" their family; even those who said they hated their family actually loved their family; it's a natural feeling. You don't decide, you just do - naturally, automatically. But "like"? That's another story. That is a choice you make. To say you "like" someone is to say that you enjoy being with them, you like their company, and you want to spend time with them, share precious moments with them. Do you agree with this distinction? Is there a difference? Is it a matter of choice? Do you have a totally different point of view? Talk to me, mylotters. I'd love to know what you think.
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• Philippines
10 Oct 09
that's right jag. there's a huge difference between like and love. probably you like the person because he's funny,cute and cool to be with but love is a whole different story. it takes you to another level but in a more serious way. to others they don't see the difference now a days and it' sad.
@daliaj (5689)
• India
26 Aug 09
This is a good topic. I haven't seriously thought about this until seeing your discussion. I had in mind that liking is the first stage and love is the second stage. But, after thinking seriously about the topic. I agree with Cosby. I always have clashes in opnions with my sister and I don't like many of her ideas, but I love her because she is my sibling. On the other hand, I like a few friends of mine, but I don't love them. I like them because they are nice to me, but I don't go to the extent of saying I love them. The topic is really confusing.
@MrsV163 (16)
• United States
26 Aug 09
I completely agree with Cosby. I don't ever want to be in my brother's company. I dislike him immensely. But he is still family..*sigh*