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Selfish Love

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Genuine love
Is selfishness:
Love doesn't mean
To sacrifice yourself
For others.
It is the exact opposite.
It is truly the most selfish
Experience possible:
It benefits your life in a way
That involves no sacrifice

Of others to yourself or
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trisha evensen 01 May 2006

wow that's some powerful stuff, well said. love is selfish for certain, because we do want it back.........I don't personally believe that means it is not unconditional though. I think you can love someone unconditionally even if you don't receive that love in return, yet you can still love yourself, because in the act of loving you receive a reflection of your own love. I would not necessarily say you should love everyone especially Hitler, however to find forgiveness for human error and love others as you love yourself. I find the last stanza the most profound. As you can tell from my lengthy comment I truly enjoyed this piece. Thanks This is just one woman's opinion and not intended to offend in any way.

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