Is Loving Someone an Investment?

Philippines
March 29, 2007 3:49am CST
why do you love someone? is it with the thought that they'll love you back? or as others would say, to love unconditionally and not wait to get anything back in return, though hurtful it can be at times...? what if, let's say, your child tells you, at his very tender years that he doesn't love you? will you take it against him or consider it a failure on your part of not teaching him to love you the way you wish? it didn't happen to me, ok.. but it made me just wanna know how others feel about it. my take on it is that let a child be like a child, besides whether he loves me back or not, i'll still love him.. if he told me at his age of 3 that he doesn't love me because i didn't want to stay when i'm supposed to go to work already, i'll just be amused and wait til we play again when i get home. by then, i;m quite sure he would've forgotten what he said already..
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
29 Mar 07
I love someone for who they are. I really do want them to love me back but that rarely ever happens. I just try to treat and teach others the good ways that I know of. I hope they will adapt to them and do the same for me, but that doesn't happen very often either. I think we all should show love to one another regardless if the person feels the same way back. they say what goes around comes around and eventually it will happen. Children will understand and love if they are taight that way. It just may take a while for some of them to do and say it.
@simran1430 (1793)
• India
29 Mar 07
We actually lover others for how we perceive them, and then we try to mold them into that picture we have. We are possessive because we are selfish.Not necessary to become possessive in love, just respect the other person as a free human being who sticks with you because they love you and want to be with you, not because you become their property.
@anya11111 (169)
• India
29 Mar 07
love is a word which cannot be expressed in words! it is only actions and reactions which are loud enough to express love! love is always unconditional-does not want back anything! first you should know how much you love yourself! only if you love yourself you have the self esteem to express love! if you do not have self esteem you tend to insult others in many ways-by action and speaking rudely! the more love you spread the more your self esteem grows-that sounds selfish but yes love is an investment.
@angela2006 (1846)
• China
29 Mar 07
I think maybe it is,but we had better expect to get back too seriously.If you love one,then your pay is your will.