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The reason that the question of "Is it better to have loved and lost,… - Speak Friend and Enter
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The reason that the question of "Is it better to have loved and lost, or never loved at all" is impossible to answer is because anyone who loves and loses cannot objectively answer to the second part, and anyone who has never loved cannot objectively answer to the first part.
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suffocated From: suffocated Date: May 13th, 2002 03:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: whoa.

*hands you a snorkle*
From: melpomeine Date: May 13th, 2002 07:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
From: ex_consequen376 Date: May 14th, 2002 03:09 am (UTC) (Link)
They can always think of their life BEFORE they loved, and compare that to their feelings towards it AFTER they lost love. That's not exactly the same, but it'd make it easier for them to come up with an answer, if explained to them that way.

I think it'd've been better to have loved and lost.
From: memoriam Date: May 14th, 2002 08:17 am (UTC) (Link)
I think it's more of a question of if the good feelings that come with love are worth the bad feelings of losing it. In other words, "was the trade-off worth it?". Saying that it can't be answered is like saying that nobody can judge whether or not an experience was worth going through because they can't both go through it and not go through it. I don't think it was meant to be an objective question, not because of a person's experiences, but because it isn't possible not to let the emotions influence the answer.

Of the those who have loved and those who haven't, I would say that only the latter couldn't answer the question. While one might be able to grasp the concepts of what it might feel like, actually experiencing it can be quite different.

It's 10 am and I am just now on my way to bed. I probably won't be online today, but I did begin writing your e-mail this morning and I will try to get it finished soon.
From: rest_in_pieces Date: May 14th, 2002 09:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Ah, but even after someone has lost it, the question comes up as to whether or not they were actually in love, or in love with the idea of being in love.
5 pity screws or Do me