On 'love' and being an authentic self
- Love within the structure of Da-sein, it a mitda-sein (being-with).
Although, love is 'my possibility', may be expressed as self-love. I
love being myself. I love being alive. If I am going to choose
between living and dying, the fact that I have not committed
suicide indicates that I have in reality already chosen life. However
reluctantly and dismally we live, most people choose life.
Angst has produced no death-wish in me and no action of
Inspirations on Love (private reflection) accept it or not as you
LOVE ...'loves' being.
I love Being Alive!
I love Being here in this world.
LOVES...'loves' being with someone (mitda-sein)
I love being with my wife (sorry, that's the way it is)
I love being with my friends (can't help myself)
I love this 'dynamic state' of being with others.
I do not hate it, dread it or have anything negative to say about it.
Notes: Love is behavioral. Love is affective behavior. I like ice
cream. I like Strawberry ice cream, Vanilla and Chocolate. I prefer
Chocolate. I like choclate better than Vanilla. Love-itself 'loves'
many different things, but may in it's dynamic state, love one thing
more than the others. Love is a 'feeling'; it can be a passionate
feeling, a deep feeling. Preferential love favors loving something
better than another. I love chocolate most of all.
But it's all human behavior.
It gets a little more complicated when it comes to people. But the
principle is the same. And then the love is nuanced and shaded by
variation; sexual love, friendship, family, etc. No political
ideaology can eliminate or properly serve this private personal
dimensions of being. Authenticity is not a group effort.
When I am authentic, I do not bear witness to politics or crowds of
'the they'. I cannot attest to it, or certify to it's validity. It
matters not what it is; capitalist or communist or socialist or
anarchist; I do not bear witness to it. Not matter how practical and
inevitable it is, it's all feels false.
I would just a soon run bare footed with Richard, lie on the beach,
eat sand or follow John the baptist; eat locus and spout prophetic
doom to the world. <<<Jesus is Coming>>>
:-) Just kidding - Joe