Think It Over ~ Do you Agree or Disagree?

To love is to learn. No matter how much suffering comes from loving another, you always learn something. Furthermore, and perhaps, more importantly, without suffering there would be no compassion. 

XOXO, Eleanor

38 comments

  1. Well said, life is a school and we’re learning the lessons in ebbs and flows, you’ve elucidated this so well.. I believe everything in this universe serves its purpose and place; pain can awaken compassion within the individual and the wheels of time spin once more.. Intelligent design of consciousness. ♥️

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  2. This is an interesting question and problem. If you continue to love someone no matter how much you have suffered at the hands of that someone, is your love determined? Do you have no choice but to love that someone? Does that someone have no choice but to make you suffer? If it’s all determined can anything be learned other than you are not free to choose not to love that someone and simply walk away? If you are bound by love but not by choice, can one agree or disagree?

    I would say to love is to learn about all aspects of love: the good, the bad, and the ugly, and learn how to make the best of those elements work.

    I agree that there could be no compassion without suffering. I believe compassion means “to suffer together” as passion is to suffer.

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      1. It gets really frustrating to struggle with little things. You’ve had so much to struggle with. I can image wanting and doing can be at serious odds with each other. If it helps to lay it out, rambling or coarse, hit us with your best shot.

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      2. I feel sorry for that bag. I’ll bet you kick the crap out of it? I did karate and kickboxing for years. I used to get my but kicked by tough women. Builds character.

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      3. BTW Tom Petty summed it up pretty well:

        “Well, it was kind of cold that night
        She stood alone on her balcony (Ooh)
        Yeah, she could hear the cars roll by
        Out on 441 like waves crashin’ on the beach
        And for one desperate moment there
        He crept back in her memory
        God, it’s so painful when something that is so close
        Is still so far out of reach

        Oh yeah, all right
        Take it easy, baby
        Make it last all night (Make it last all night)
        She was an American girl (Ooh)”

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  3. I agree!! And I think the older you get, the easier (and more doable) it is to leave hurtful relationships. It’s sad when kids can’t leave abusive parents. 😦 But later there are more choices that would hopefully pan out better!!

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  4. Old country song said it better. Sometime we don’t get what we want. Because it is the wrong thing and one day. We will find what we truly need. Like Donne said. We don’t find love. Love find us dear Eleanor.

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