I belive that human beings are not fully mentally developed until they love and recive that love back. I would go as far as saying, in my opinion love is everything good. It can also have powerful negatives when love is lost by side.
This is an interesting idea that the mind is not fully experienced until we have lived the full spectrum of emotional interactions. I wonder if this would hold true for other emotions besides love; maybe we do not experience full consciousness until we have felt the depths of fear, anger, and grief as well. It would paint our identities as really dependent upon our interactions with others, and maybe modify our concept of what it means to be an independent individual.
Now that is intresting. I would have to say that I would hope not, the others you mentioned are all extremely negative, I would not wish any one of them on any one of you out there. maybe we only really experience the full spectrum life right at the end, death ?
Now that reads back as being somewhat holy but i def dont mean it like that, what I am trying to say shine is, well that death is the biggest fear, right at the end, the second before dying, now that must be right fucking scary. I mean really imagine the thoughts that will be running through your mind, here is some of my list
1. i have a thing about writing lists at the mo, sorry
2. I better not be fucking wrong
and then blackness, death and victory.............................
Hmm, good point, those are all negative emotions! I guess that I was just thinking along the lines of the full spectrum of emotional interaction, and I probably should have included some more positive ones like compassion and empathy.
I agree that it doesn't sound nice to wish negative emotions like anger or fear on someone, but I do think that these are an important part of the human experience. Maybe it is just a question of intensity? As in, there is a threshold of when some fear is constructive but too much is traumatic. I guess that fear is a bad example because it doesn't necessarily involve an emotional interaction with someone. But maybe being angry with another person is better example of an exchange of powerful emotion with someone; maybe this would be a better example of a necessary experience in full emotional development.
Ok, I'm not making any sense and I think that I am rambling, lol. ;) But never apologize for making lists! I am addicted to making lists; I even make them on my days off.
Love is a evolutionary responce to things. Romantic love to keep people together untill a child is old enough to for its self a little bit. Love for children as we dont have litters of kids so we have to protect the one (usually) more than other speices do.
I am not saying that we shouldnt enjoy these things as I have a wife that I love more than anyother person that has ever been in my life before, but I understand where these feelings are coming from.