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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

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



ClassyChassy said...

Both are a good thing! When I worked with Alzheimer patients, they needed to learn to "like" me, in order to "trust" me. Later on in our friendships, often times they would automatically say "I love you!" to me, as they would a loved family member. No prompting on my part - just out of the blue! I don't doubt that they DID love me - but their love grew from their 'liking'.

Chatty Crone said...

Friends first, love second . . .?

jeanmac said...

I think you have to like someone before you love the person.

Sallie(FullTime-Life) said...

Hi Chatty. Here's a link to our visit to the Teddy R National Park in North Dakota/ I didn't know much about him until our visit. Sure hope we get to go see that Mountain in Alaska one day.

Chatty Crone said...

Sallie - if anyone can - I think you can!

I think so too Jean and CC.

Joyce said...

Like the others you need to be a friend first and then most of the time love comes. As I told my girls I will always love them, but some day I do not like them.

Love and Hugs,