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"You know that you have truly loved someone when you have glimpsed in them that which is too beautiful to die".
I think he is right.
Does anyone disagree?
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I agree with the quoted statement given but I also have my point of view on this. As a rational thinker, I also spent some time to think when this topic really 'poked' my mind.
In my way, I also agree that Beauty is indeed related to Love, but the relationship between them needs to be explained or expressed in different and detailed way. This is my way of thinking and I will present it in sequence and in simple ways.
- 1. By word itself (literal meaning)
i. Beauty & Love - both are 'literally' nouns and can be expressed
ii. Love - can also be a verb, but in this case it is a noun with capital 'L'
iii. Beautiful & Lovely - now they become adjectives
iv. Beauty (beautiful) - [no matter how I think, I can only tell that the word indicates an element of appearance (adjective) *based on what I know so far*
v. Love - it is something we can feel (feeling)
vi. Noun - Beauty = Love
vii. Adjective - Beauty (beautiful) = Love (lovely)
viii. Verb - Beauty ≠ Love (love is a verb)
ix. Feeling/Emotion - Beauty ≠ Love or Beauty < Love (if any future arguments are included)
x. Appearance - Beauty (beautiful) > Love (lovely) (if any future arguments are included)
- 2. Theories or Philosophy
i. Philosophy of Beauty (and explanation)
In my point of view, after I read some opinions from other professionals, I can see that Beauty is the way particle by particle, cell by cell, and substance by substance which then made a thing (or being) are arranged in a certain way. This makes me think that Beauty is a part of 'perfection' and created by logical processes and does not require an emotion (at first) but a system whether it is naturally formed or created by human action.
ii. Philosophy of Love (and explanation)
"Love is an excitement towards something". This sentence means that Love needs a thing to be loved, which that thing must be constructed by systems, and contains Beauty in its way.
Love and Beauty are also related to power, if this type of philosophy is included in this thread, I will say that now they are having a same type of title and degree. This argument cannot be included based on my opinion since each of them is now a 'mighty title' which cannot be related. Beauty is now having its own 'business' and the same thing happens to Love.
I am a 21 years old Malaysian named Sam, I am a bachelor student in business major. I am interested in philosophy since I think I need to see the world broader, and develop advanced critical thinking skill. I am not old enough to boast myself on my achievements or anything since I have no experiences as much as what others have. I am humbly being here to learn and share (not teach) my own thoughts too, so for those who read this, please give chances to this wandering young man with benevolence."Beauty is not important for Love, if any, maybe insignificant enough, but a sense of Love can be established from a spark of Beauty."
I am also a writer and working for my first ever poetry book, which hopefully will finished this year. However, I write poems mainly in my mother tongue, Malay and some of them are in English. If anyone out there is interested to read my artwork, please send me a message so I can share my website link. Thank you.