Love

Love is like oxygen. Love is a many splendored thing. Love lifts us up where we belong. All you need is love.  Well here, let me fetch Christian from Moulin Rouge to tell you Watch Video

Sometimes love is like that. It makes us stretch out and sell ourselves against all odds in order to catch the object of our desire. It has been one of the main ingredients in some of our favorite stories, especially most Hollywood movies ever produced – love the great common denominator.

I think there is a reason love is such a huge motivator in a ‘free’ society. If you watch a film like “Fiddler on the Roof” one thing that stands out as the world is changing so quickly in this little Jewish village in turn of the century (19th to 20th) Russia, is the role of love as a motivator. When our protagonist, Tevye, is facing the marriage of his oldest daughter, he is forced to confront this concept. The idea that free people are going to base their future on love and not honor or family obligation. It was a big turn for mankind; really, it was a theme of many stories told at that time.

Are we better for it? Is a world based on love as a prime motivator superior to one based on honor or other motivations? I think that a world based on love is more chaotic, there’s definitely a good argument for that. In fact that theme has been around for ages – Shakespeare with his star-crossed lovers in “Romeo and Juliet” which has inspired many a modern story, especially “West Side Story”. Love was definitely shown to be an agent of chaos there and in many other places.

So, why do we trudge onward in this fool’s errand with Cupid? I have a theory. Call it a bonding theory. Kinda like atoms sharing valence electrons (if you donno Google it haha) in order to make compound molecules. If they couldn’t do that, where would we be – OK, if you never got very far in chemistry – we wouldn’t have water – yeah, not good.

OK, so atoms share valence electrons in order to make molecules, because that’s how they bond to make more complex structures. They could stay themselves and stay safe – or they could take a chance, reach out and form more complex structures by losing a part of themselves in joining with others. … I donno, maybe it’s just me, but it does remind me a lot of love.

Maybe the poets and the Beatles and the hippies were right – maybe love really is important. Maybe it is the chemical component that bonds people together. Maybe it is the only thing that is capable of doing that.

Maybe – it is the only valid reason for people coming together and possibly recognizing and working on establishing and keeping real love – as the only valid reason for bonding with other people – maybe that is as important as they tell us it is. Just don’t let em use it to sell you crap you don’t need, deal?

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