definition of love

an original definition by J. E. Brown

  1. Not only does love mean the willingness to do right by someone, love means the willingness to do nothing but right by someone. Love means the ability to curb one’s words and one’s actions. In other words, love means restraint and tact. {You’re reading “definition of Love” by J. E. Brown.}
  2. Love isn’t real love until it has survived a small disappointment. If it survives a killer disappointment, it is probably not love, but need.

Related Concepts: {Read this comp1ete article at .}

Excerpt from my book (in progress)

Myth: Love means never having to say you’re sorry.

Reality: Love means avoiding doing things you’ll be sorry for.

— J. E. Brown


Where love rules, there is no will to power; and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.

— Carl Jung, in The Integration of the Personality, at Wikiquote

1st edition 4 May 2007

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