Has the meaning of the word love been dumbed down?

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  1. Ken R. Abell profile image82
    Ken R. Abellposted 8 years ago

    Has the meaning of the word love been dumbed down?

  2. Milt2011 profile image54
    Milt2011posted 8 years ago

    What is Love ya'll? I've had to question this so much in my life because of the fact of the pain that has come behind the word. The older I've gotten God showed me the pain His Son went through because He loves us. I said wow, could I do that out of pure love? I said no because of the fact that I have selfishness in my heart, but that makes me question. Am I truly loving? Well of course to answer questions in life we need to turn to the One in life who has All Answers. The word says this:

    1Corinthians 13:4-7
    Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

    Man, what a joy to know what true love is. Take heed to this because of the fact there are so many of us who just throw this word around like a football with our friends in the back yard. Think about it, when someone says they love you, why do they say it? Do they exemplify all these qualities in their love? If it's a no in there, then guess what? They don't Truly love you. I didn't say they don't love you, but do they truly love you? Do you truly love? Measure your love up to this passage and see what you come up with. Then realize that love of yourself comes with loving others too. Love thyself as thy neighbor. So many Christians today are so busy being in a box of "being a good Christian," that they forget that Christ loves EVERYBODY. Shouldn't we if we are to live this lifestyle? The word love has been dumbed down because people have forgotten to follow these rules of love to possess the trueness.

  3. pippap profile image84
    pippapposted 8 years ago

    I believe it has.  Back in the day, the word love was used sparingly; and, used only when you truly loved someone.  If someone said "I love you", it meant something.

    Today we love anything and everything.  We love our cars; our clothes; spareribs; french fries; going to (insert your thought here) for summer vacation; walking barefoot in the sand; scented candles; and, the list goes on and on and on.

    The word "love" is thrown around so casually these days, most of the true meaning has been lost.

  4. Glimmer515 profile image69
    Glimmer515posted 8 years ago

    Of course! in a day in age where we have , luv ya, heart you, and other stupid things like that, people wonder why its hard to find true love anymore

  5. USMCwifey09 profile image69
    USMCwifey09posted 8 years ago

    absolutely. the word is tossed around far too much, with little meaning behind it. In Greece, they have four different 'love' words to give appropriate meaning to whatever it is they're describing: agape (spiritual), eros (passionate), philia (friendship), and storge (affectionate, as in between family members).

  6. JonesChicago profile image54
    JonesChicagoposted 8 years ago

    Unfortunately yes. There is really a select few nowadays that truly understand the word and the context in which it should be used. Now, everyone says that they love each other as a form of simple goodbye. It has been lost for over 20 years or more I would suggest, maybe even longer. All we can do is say it only when it is called for and continue to spread through others the real way in which to use the word and when it is appropriate. Of course everyone's version of appropriate varies. So, in the end we probably will never be able to bring the word back to use in the manner in which it is intended.


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