There is a natural connection to a parent or child because we are genetically connected. They hold puzzles to our own existence. It's a natural bond which is why we are extremely wounded as people when these natural relationships don't function as they should. It's not about selfish or unselfish. It's about what is versus what isn't.<quoted text>
London-"There are really only two groups who should get our unconditional love (no conditions or terms in which we act on their behalf) and that is parents and our own children."
Because you feel obligated to both,your parents for bringing you /caring for you,and you out of your own selfish/self based reason brought the child into the world..so youre obligated to take care and nurture it.
Love is an action. Love is also reciprocal. Therefore, man and woman can't have unconditional love (however lots of people disagree).<quoted text>
London"--I do not believe love between man and a woman should ever be unconditional."
That means youre only giving love as long as you're recieving it.
No because love is reciprocal anyway. It's an action. Love itself is tied closely to emotions, such as passion. But love itself is an action.<quoted text>
That means youre only seeking that euphoric feeling and pleasure that "love"(those actions) is giving you.Isnt that called giving with strings attatched?
You should only give when you aren't expecting anything in return. However, if you are the type of person who has to say this to yourself, you probably have a lot of problems anyway. However, the saying wasn't meant for emotions nor the act of giving love (which is reciprocal). You can't command emotions. You can only command an action.<quoted text>
Arent we supposed to give without expecting anything in return?(if its done from a pure heart)