We can’t live without love. We don’t even want to try. But the question is, what does it cost? Love is the most generous of human emotions. It makes us do things that are not in our best interest but are for the benefit of others. Love compels us to give what we have or even sacrifice what we have in order to help someone else.
Love requires generosity from both parties in order to thrive; if you’re feeling stingy with your affections then think about how much they might be costing you! There are people who maintain that love costs nothing, but I’m not convinced of this romantic notion. Love is a gift-giver and a receiver in one person, and when we give away our time, resources, or money for the sake of another’s happiness — this isn’t free.
Why? The answer may be selfishness because love satisfies a need within ourselves and it also brings about an ultimate sense of fulfillment by connecting with others who share our feelings.
“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey
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Love is generous because it wants to give
Love is not stingy and self-centered. Love gives freely and generously because it wants to give, without holding back anything.
Love does not hold others in contempt; love has no room for judgmental thoughts or actions toward other people. It doesn’t require that you get something out of giving your affection or attention to someone else — in fact, the more genuine love there is between two people, the less selfishness exists with either party.
When we are generous with our time, energy, knowledge, talents, money, etc., this generosity comes from a position of strength rather than weakness. We don’t have to make ourselves feel better by taking advantage of another person who may be weak enough to allow us to do so — and we don’t have to be selfish and take advantage of other people in order for us to feel better about ourselves.
We can genuinely love others without taking anything from them at all because we want the best for them — even if it means sacrificing our own desires or wants so that they can achieve their goals and dreams.
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Loving someone means giving them your time, attention, and energy
Loving someone means giving them your time, attention, and energy — regardless of whether or not we feel like it at the moment.
Sometimes love requires making sacrifices for others simply because these people are meaningful to us and we want what is best for them even if they may not be good for us in return.
Love isn’t only about receiving; it’s also about giving.
If you really love another person then you should never feel as though their presence somehow robs from your own life just as much as yours enriches theirs! Just imagine how lonely a relationship would be if one partner felt that they were doing all of the “giving” while the other was getting all of the benefits without lifting a single finger!
Love is meant to be enjoyed by both parties; it must not become one-sided or you will end up feeling resentful and dejected.
One of the most beautiful aspects about love is that even when we are genuinely trying our best, sometimes relationships can still feel like they’re unbalanced — this isn’t necessarily because there is anything wrong with either party but simply because life itself does not always work out perfectly (e.g., if someone has more time available than another person).
But this doesn’t mean that any relationship should ever get too far off track where genuine generosity becomes scarce — because, at its core, love requires an act of giving on every level in order to survive.
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Giving freely is the best way to show love
You may not always feel like giving but you should never let your own selfishness stop you from doing what needs to be done for the sake of another person — and don’t think that just because someone else loves you then they are obligated or entitled to receive something in return!
Love means giving without any expectation of receiving anything back, especially if this act does not bring mutual satisfaction and joy into both lives equally.
Love Isn’t a business transaction
Love isn’t a business transaction where one party tries to get as much out of it as possible while sacrificing everything so that the other partner can benefit. This might seem selfishly expedient at first glance but, psychologically speaking, it’s actually the opposite of what love is truly meant to be.
What you get out of a relationship has nothing at all to do with how much time, energy, effort, or attention you put into loving another person — and this needs to be understood for both parties if they ever hope to find happiness in their lives together!
No matter what type of relationship we are talking about (e.g., friendship, romantic partnership), generosity is always important because giving freely can only bring good things back around — not just on an individual level but also within the context of your own life as well as that person’s life which you have given yourself over too.
Love requires that you give without expecting anything in return; however, there are some different ways that people have found to show the love that really does come back around and bring joy into one’s life.
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The world needs more people who are willing to share their gifts with others
The world needs more people who are willing to share their gifts with others without expecting anything in return.
Love is such a wonderful thing and it should never become an expensive luxury that only the privileged few can enjoy — this notion of love being so exclusive really runs contrary to what we all know about how life works!
Every human being on this planet has something valuable to offer another person (e.g., talents, skills, knowledge) and each one of us deserves respect as well as an appreciation for our existence even if we don’t always get this from those around us.
Just remember: there’s no reason why you shouldn’t want someone else’s happiness just as much as your own; after, isn’t that what love is really all about?
What are some of the most generous things you have done for someone else in your life before? How did this make them feel and how does it contribute to a happy existence in general?
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The truth is that no matter where we come from or who we want to be, generosity will always benefit us on both an individual level as well as within the context of our lives together with other people.
This doesn’t mean that there won’t ever be any problems but simply that everyone should try their best to bring happiness into one another’s lives because, at its core, this is ultimately what matters most when it comes down to it! Thanks for reading!
“To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.” – Mark Twain
This post was previously published on Hello, Love.
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