Saturday, November 24, 2001

Unfair love

You know, I probably have no business pontificating on the subject, but a thought occurred to me that made sense of a lot of things.

I think we may feel love for someone, or for some thing, based on how much effort we have invested. Now, I don't mean the sort of trust, admiration, and respect of a more intellectual love, but am speaking more of the gut wrenching, spine tingling, rip your heart out variety. This would explain why it always seems to be the person who puts in the most effort that falls the hardest; which is very unfair, and doesn't make a lot of logical sense, but often the way it goes.

There is of course the problem that, though there is obviously a strong correlation between love and effort, it would be difficult to establish "effort" as bringing about "love" -- especially since it's commonly thought that the cause and effect relationship is the reverse.

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