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 prolibertate
Joined: 9/11/2005
Msg: 51
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OP, the opposite of love is indifference.
 Targus169
Joined: 9/10/2006
Msg: 52
what is the opposite to love?
Posted: 11/23/2006 6:46:29 PM
Ditto to above.
 lil.miss.vixen
Joined: 9/26/2006
Msg: 53
what is the opposite to love?
Posted: 11/23/2006 6:54:38 PM
hee hee...robert got owned by cnote....

the opposite of love is hate. period.

heres one for ya, whats the opposite of life?
 SimplyPeachy
Joined: 2/26/2006
Msg: 54
what is the opposite to love?
Posted: 11/23/2006 6:57:29 PM
I am completely going with responder #51. And that's my final answer.

 prolibertate
Joined: 9/11/2005
Msg: 55
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what is the opposite to love?
Posted: 11/23/2006 6:58:11 PM
Msg 53...if one cares enough to hate, then there's still some other feelings involved, otherwise they simply wouldn't care anymore about the person...so I can't see it as being the opposite of love. I'm curious, why do you believe it is?
 badbabe69
Joined: 11/9/2006
Msg: 56
what is the opposite to love?
Posted: 11/23/2006 7:00:27 PM
the opposite of life is death.
the opposite of love is hate.
indifference is no emotion, and love and hate are both full of emotion.
therefore indifference is lack of both love and hate.
 Nicky2Tone
Joined: 11/17/2006
Msg: 57
what is the opposite to love?
Posted: 11/23/2006 7:07:55 PM
The word "opposite" is an antonym, in other words, a polar end of the spectrum. The absence of love does not imply hate. It implies indifference or apathy. Shades of love could be hate, the emotions are still present. The total opposite, by technical default, simply cannot be hate. If you don't love something? It doesn't automatically mean you hate it. That is an opposite.
 Pink Rose Lady
Joined: 10/1/2006
Msg: 58
what is the opposite to love?
Posted: 11/23/2006 7:12:26 PM
Indifference wins! The opposite of love is when you've lost that lovin' feeling. Hate happens when love has gone wrong, and someone's really pissed off about it. It happens.
 Midwestrebel
Joined: 8/30/2006
Msg: 59
what is the opposite to love?
Posted: 11/23/2006 7:22:12 PM
I am afraid I am very indifferent about message 58. But I do love this topic, anyone care to give me a real debate?
 huckfinnsr
Joined: 6/26/2006
Msg: 60
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what is the opposite to love?
Posted: 11/23/2006 7:32:12 PM
Ok, try another angle. What's the opposite of indifference?
 SimplyPeachy
Joined: 2/26/2006
Msg: 61
what is the opposite to love?
Posted: 11/23/2006 7:34:31 PM
Passion is the polar of indifference.
 Midwestrebel
Joined: 8/30/2006
Msg: 62
what is the opposite to love?
Posted: 11/23/2006 7:35:50 PM
Thats easy, "Difference" as in; "I made a difference in someones life today" A positive, "Indifferance" is a negative.
 huckfinnsr
Joined: 6/26/2006
Msg: 63
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what is the opposite to love?
Posted: 11/23/2006 7:40:00 PM

Passion is the polar of indifference.


Exactly. And passion equates to both love and hate. The same force applied differently. A person can swing from one to the other like flipping a switch, in the right circumstances. When that happens the intensity of emotion is identical. Same thing applied differently.
 SimplyPeachy
Joined: 2/26/2006
Msg: 64
what is the opposite to love?
Posted: 11/23/2006 7:47:28 PM
Disagree. But if you're hell bent on feeling passionate about hating someone, so be it. Passion and hate are not the same. Passion and Love are not the same. But lack of emotion and passion seems (in my estimation) to be contenders for opposites. Feeling passionate in what you are describing is 'loving to hate someone'.

Get it? Passion = love. loving to hate = passionate about hating. now, negate passion? what ya got?
 Greanjade
Joined: 8/5/2006
Msg: 65
what is the opposite to love?
Posted: 11/23/2006 7:51:01 PM
I believe the opposite words would be "LOVELESS & LOVELORN" Love means to have, (with) Loveless & Lovelorn mean not to have (without)
 Nicky2Tone
Joined: 11/17/2006
Msg: 66
what is the opposite to love?
Posted: 11/23/2006 7:51:38 PM
Passion does not equal love. That's not the meaning. Passion is a drive, a desire, a strong feeling towards something. That something is not necessarily love. You can have a passionate hatred of something.
 lil.miss.vixen
Joined: 9/26/2006
Msg: 67
what is the opposite to love?
Posted: 11/23/2006 7:54:23 PM
badbabe - life doesn't have an opposite...the opposite of death is birth.
 SimplyPeachy
Joined: 2/26/2006
Msg: 68
what is the opposite to love?
Posted: 11/23/2006 7:57:40 PM
what drive the desire of passion? enjoyment? to feel passionate, one must have a high desire for intensity, no? having a high desire to passionately pursue something definitely yielding enjoyment. high intensity of enjoyment and desire and feelings? love? falls within positive desire and influence. passionately and with conviction = purposeful. it is a love...of whatever is being felt passionately.

no two ways about it.
 Midwestrebel
Joined: 8/30/2006
Msg: 69
what is the opposite to love?
Posted: 11/23/2006 7:58:04 PM
That’s beautiful Huck and exactly the point I have been trying to make. Indifference as it is being applied by most here, as in lack of emotion, I do not believe is possible. Like a light switch we either are on the side of love or hate, like or dislike, there is no middle ground. There are areas near the center that seems as if it is indifference, but in reality it is either because it is unknown or it is not in our conscious thought. Confront and learn about what it is and we feel for it on one direction or the other. Sometimes subtle and very weak, but its there.
 huckfinnsr
Joined: 6/26/2006
Msg: 70
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what is the opposite to love?
Posted: 11/23/2006 8:02:34 PM
Passion does not equal love. That's not the meaning. Passion is a drive, a desire, a strong feeling towards something. That something is not necessarily love. You can have a passionate hatred of something.


Love. Hate. Both equal passion.

And for the record I was not earlier saying that I love to hate (msg 64). I hate no one. I mourn for many and mourn for mankind because of some but I hate no one. Love and hate do not have to go hand in hand. That's up to the individual. Nothing consumes and destroys a person like the hate that person harbors within.
 Nicky2Tone
Joined: 11/17/2006
Msg: 71
what is the opposite to love?
Posted: 11/23/2006 8:03:03 PM
Some people have a high passion for purusing destructive paths in life. (How many "P" words can we use? Is there a limit? lol) Passion is just the drive towards something, it doesn't have to be something you enjoy. It can be, but it's not a given. Extreme hatred or anger can drive someone's passion just as much as extreme love and joy can.
 Midwestrebel
Joined: 8/30/2006
Msg: 72
what is the opposite to love?
Posted: 11/23/2006 8:08:53 PM
I agree Nicky, in fact any emotion in and of itself does not have to be exactly negative or positive. Sometimes hatred can be constructive and love can be destructive, it’s all in how you apply the emotion.
 SimplyPeachy
Joined: 2/26/2006
Msg: 73
what is the opposite to love?
Posted: 11/23/2006 8:16:05 PM
one does not have a high passion, one feels passionately. now, explain how one FEELS passionately?? and the loss of feeling passionately?? = loss of desire. loss of desire is loss of pursuing with intent. to feel passionately one MUST desire. desire = enjoyment in pursuit.
 Nicky2Tone
Joined: 11/17/2006
Msg: 74
what is the opposite to love?
Posted: 11/23/2006 8:23:40 PM
lol

Desire = long for. The word "enjoyment" does not come into play and is not expressly implied. Take a look at destructive people? They do not do the things they do out of love. They do them out of hatred and YET they are passionate about the things they do.
 SimplyPeachy
Joined: 2/26/2006
Msg: 75
what is the opposite to love?
Posted: 11/23/2006 8:30:47 PM
You're talking in circles. Does anyone feel passionately about doing 'negative things'? Name one....one instance whereby passion was accompanied by destructive and negativity. Just one example. I challenge you.

And should you be able to come up with a single example (which is highly doubtful), I will bet the bank the person is psychotic and is a complete contradiction unto themselves and the norm.

Defining passion is defining love of something. Plain and simple. Defining indifference is the lack of anything....about somthing.
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