Post-Valentine'­s discussion of "Love"

Valentine's Day has come and gone. But what does “love” mean? From a recent Washington Post article (“Let’s fall in love like the ancients”, Feb.8): “For most ancient Greeks, … friendship was every bit as passionate and valuable as romantic-sexual love. Aristotle regarded friendship as a lifetime commitment to mutual welfare, in which two people become ‘second selves’ to each other.” But Aristotle also said that “love between two people should end if they are no longer alike in their virtues” – which suggests that he didn’t support the concept of “unconditional” love. What *is* our concept of "love"? What does it mean for someone to love us -- what are our expectations? What does it mean when we love someone -- what does it require of us? Is the concept of love same or different in different cultures, subcultures, societies, epochs? What is "healthy" love, what is "unhealthy" love, and how can we tell the difference (before someone gets hurt)? How does love manifest in different "pairings" (mother/child, friend/friend, spouse/spouse, dater/datee, etc)? Does the nature of love between two persons change over time & if so how?

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  • Lydia

    A special THANKS to Leslie who drove me around aimlessly until we found my car!!!!

    February 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Meet up members! Please note that tonight's discussion has changed location! (Rams Head is booked completely tonight). WEST is the restaurant attached the Loews Hotel, it's about a block away from Rams Head heading west on West Street. Reservation is under my name "Sam Britell", and you can reach me on my cell at[masked]

    February 26, 2013

  • Juliet

    Not feeling well

    February 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Aw no!!! Get better!!

      February 26, 2013

  • Craig Y.

    Love is blind: So it has all the following extremes, selfishness, selfless, caring, hurting. Above all all the ethics, rationality going out of the window and we are crazy. The ancients did not want to talk about it because it cannot be reasoned. Good luck.

    February 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Let's save the discussion for the meet-up!

      February 26, 2013

    • Craig Y.

      Lydia: I am talking about romantic love. Can that be non-egotistic or not possessive? If so, we can all be happy? Location too far from me so I would not be there and just raise the questions.

      February 26, 2013

  • Lydia

    I'm going to be about 30 min late. Save me a seat next to Leslie!!

    February 26, 2013

  • Ilana K.

    Wish I could be there. This sounds amazing.

    February 18, 2013

  • Ilana K.

    I'm going to be out of town, too. I wish this were on Wednesday, so I could come. I LOVE talking about love. I did my grad school thesis about romantic comedies.

    February 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Aww I'll be out of town! I'm sorry I'm going to miss!

    February 18, 2013

  • A former member

    A former member changed the time from 7:00 PM to 6:30 PM

    February 15, 2013

  • Lydia

    So we are meeting at 7 this time instead of 6:30? Just making sure.

    February 15, 2013

  • Lydia

    I *love* talking about love.

    February 15, 2013

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