I've been wondering what's wrong with me.
Two days ago I met someone who I really really liked.
She was fun, cute, and almost too good to be true.
> If you've never loved at all, you don't know what you're missing.
>>If you've never loved at all, you don't know what you're missing.
>You mean the human experience?
You get hurt very badly when you love and then lose. However, you know what love really is and you can actively seek out further lovers - so it's not all bad.
If you don't love then you yeah you don't feel so hurt because you don't know what losing love is like, but you also don't get the highs of love which you can chase.
>>I mean, if she didn't care about you and is just using you, why the heck would she make such an effort to keep in contact?
Just on the whole "better to have loved than lost" thing...
My take is that the one who has had love knows that they are capable of being loved, and they can believe "if it has happened once, it can happen again." Even if they had the perfect relationship and then lost it and are sent into crushing despair or whatever, they still have this small hope.
>>The one who has never loved does not have this reassurance, and is left to believe that they are ugly/mean/completely useless.
porcupine's dilemma ITT