Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Cultural differences of Love

Cultural differences make any worldwide definition of love hard to establish. Expressions of love may incorporate the love for a soul or mind, the love of laws and organizations, love for a body, love for natural world, love of food, love of money, love for learning, love of power, love of fame, love for the respect of others, etc. Different people place varying degrees of importance on the types of love they be given. Love is basically an abstract concept, easier to know-how than to make clear. Because of the difficult and non figurative nature of love, discourse on love is commonly reduced to a thought-terminating cliché, and there are a number of general proverbs concerning love, from Virgil's "Love conquers all" to The Beatles' "All you need is love".

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