Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Would you rather be liked or loved?
Happy Birthday Teddy - whose light went out of his life when his wife died - ah - how romantic.
"Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground."– Theodore Roosevelt
Now one other fact I got when I went to Alaska was this - if I am correct. Roosevelt re-named Mount Denali (the Alaskans call it) and said that the mountain was a big as McKinley (something like that) and the name stuck to the mountain out there as Mount McKinley. Now the map makers and every one call it that - however the Alaskans want things fixed and named Mt. Denali. Something like that. Roosevelt was McKinley's successor.
Okay since we're speaking of love today (yes - we were - lol) - I always have to check in once in awhile on that topic.
"Love For a Lifetime...
I add my breath to your breath
that our days be long on the Earth
that the days of our people may be long,
that we shall be as one person,
that we may finish our road together."
I do always think about love. There are so many types - I remember studying in my Disciple Class:
There are four kinds of love: agape, philia, storge, and eros.
Agape -- unconditional love, God for mankind
Philia -- Philiadepia, the city of brotherly love, or love that exists between close friends.
Storge -- Love that grows between family members.
Eros -- sexual, exotic love'
Now here is the definition of the word like:
Definitions of like on the Web:
wish: prefer or wish to do something; Would you like to come along to the movies?"
find enjoyable or agreeable; "She likes to read Russian novels"
resembling or similar; having the same or some of the same characteristics; often used in combination; "suits of like design";
be fond of; "I like my nephews"
equal in amount or value; "like amounts"; "equivalent amounts"; "the same amount"; "gave one six blows and the other a like number";
feel about or towards; consider, evaluate, or regard; "How did you like the President's speech last night?"
a similar kind; "we don't want the likes of you around here"
alike(p): having the same or similar characteristics; "friends are generally alike in background and taste"
want to have; "I'd like a beer now!"
a kind of person; "We'll not see his like again"; "I can't tolerate people of his ilk"
comparable: conforming in every respect; "boxes with corresponding dimensions";
So the question or thought of the day - would you rather be liked or loved? And do you have to be open to either? "When one teaches, two learn". ~ Robert Half