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Twilight Sparkle time: The Five Kinds of Love and Sea Changes


So class, what have we learned today about polyamory, the first root of the word meaning "many" and the second root of the word meaning, strictly, "love"?

If you answer that monogamy is a negotiated subset of polyamory, agreed upon in advance, you would be correct. Monogamous couples are a group that belongs within polyamory, not outside of it.

Furthermore have we finally set aside some of our assumptions about boys and girls? I'm not saying that you can change your sexual attraction, you can't. Ask any long-suffering asexual person.*

But you can put yourself in someone else's shoes... be compassionate... taking just a moment before you bite out of what you may feel to be a "moral right" yet completely breaks down in the light of actually examining the experiences and testimonies of people living under different systems of rules.

So let me just take a moment to blow your mind: The people who think long and hard about interactive dating sims** i.e. multiple choice romances often have to examine their own preconceptions and expectations of things while writing out some complex tales, sometimes going into over 100,000 words in fine form of "what a tangled web we weave!"

Real life can be quite similar.

With that in mind, do we not all have multiple groups of friends, usually multiple people you relate to on different levels? If you agree to be with one person for the rest of your life, that's a decision you arrived at between the two of you, no other entity on this earth is beholden to bow down to such a rule over something as complex as attraction and carnality and the higher-minded manifestations like self-sacrifice, endurance and shared victories and defeats.

*Don't ask them, they've heard that question enough times. "Don't you want kids? Don't you want to settle down? Don't you want to follow this life path I assume every single person on Earth must want as a goal in life?"

**Re: http://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go design some stickers that put it much more succinctly.
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5 years, 9 months ago
That was impressive. It's thrilling to see someone knows more then just "love" and know that there are many forms of it.

5 years, 9 months ago
From 12 to 26, I suppose it took 14 years of learning things the hard way and nearly falling apart, rebuilding, falling apart, rebuilding. Over time, the impacts hit a little less and the foundations are far more sturdy.
5 years, 9 months ago
All too true, all too painful.
5 years, 9 months ago
That was an interesting read thank you for sharing.
5 years, 9 months ago
I think more people need to practice Agape.  The most revolutionary experience I had was when I felt Agape towards the universe.  When you can do that, you can feel true peace.  Love the universe, while expecting nothing in return.  It's liberating.  Like an old wound finally vanishing.

People harbor so much unconscious ambivalence towards the world, I don't think they can possibly prepare for how it feels to just let that all go, even for just a few moments.
5 years, 9 months ago
Music can really be amazing for opening those doors, even if it's just for 2-3 minutes at a time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DT-dxG4WWf4
5 years, 9 months ago
Nothing particularly thought provoking for me (makes me feel smart being able to say that haha) though I'm curious why you've decided to to post this. Don't get me wrong, but seems you've been a bit different lately and I'm not sure if it's because of something good or something bad.

And I do have a "moral right" that works perfectly fine. "If it's not harming others, let it be"
Life is beautiful. All of it.
5 years, 9 months ago
" Don't get me wrong, but seems you've been a bit different lately and I'm not sure if it's because of something good or something bad.

Something good. As for the change, I don't know your values system so I don't feel at liberty to speak about it... but... you can read up on it here: http://buttercupsaiyan.tumblr.com/post/46954214788/do-...

" "If it's not harming others, let it be" Life is beautiful. All of it.

Couldn't have put it better myself.
5 years, 9 months ago
Well, good it's good. I suppose I need to watch the whole video to understand :/

And sorry for such a late reply.
5 years, 9 months ago
I think the best way I can consider Twilight etc, due to their displayed lifestyles, abilities, is as a niece, that is, family by association of existance.

I have messed with some Really weird things over the last 30 years, and am still waiting for researchers to catch up in a couple. One part being a unified desciption of the multiverse using the Douglas Adams description. Trouble is, that requires throwing all your nice linear planar constructions out of the window. 8}

Just because Im the mad old uncle in the attic that the family doesnt want anyone else to know about due to embarasment, it doesnt mean I dont Care. 8}
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