Member Rara Avis
Mumbai, India : now in Belgium
Firstly, I don't want this to be a debate... just gave my op.. but anyway...
Knowing some one inside out is not the same as having a great long lasting unparalleled friendship with someone.
Often I have found that I cannot be honest with myself, so how can I expect anybody to honestly know me so completely or even the reverse to exist.
In my honest opinion, the depth of love doesn't come from knowing a person inside out, but from trusting the person more than anything else, and believing that your trust will be fully repaid with equivalent trust.... I have lived through 28 years, most of them happily, with lots of acquaintances, good friends, and great friends amongst others...
Though I need not, I think I should answer your questions: have you ever had a REALLY best friend?
one whom you shared your darkest moments with- your happiest moments with..
one whom you cried with- though your pride would otherwise NEVER let you show you in a weakened state with anyone else?
yes, yes and yes. (and I still have my set of best friends... they also come in multiple numbers sometimes)
"Love as the opposite of hate"... this is only true in grammar books. Ever wondered of all the wonderful shades betwee black and white... well, not that colourful, but certainly in that direction, lie the emotions between love and hate, like and dislike, affinity and repulsion, curiosity and disinterest and so on...
and by the way I love rubber bands all of them, because they intrigue me... it took me about 5 years to figure that out.... by then I learnt to tie them up like strings and make little dolls out of colourful rubber bands... childhood lets you do may things...
well, I have reservations about the use and misuse of 'true love'... what does it mean... does it mean long-lasting love in togetherness (I don't think so) or (according to me) a feeling of extreme affection due to which one person is committed (by his/her heart) to do whatsoever he/she could to keep his/her lover happy. It is the ultimate sacrifice to make one's life to be useful for the other's happiness.
You don't have to be with someone to be in love with that person either. I hope you agree to that. If not, well, it is fine by me. Because, just like me you are entitled to your opinion.
Thanks for your wishes, though I wish love finds me and if it doesn't, okay, fine by me too.
My best regards to you,
P.S. Sorry if I hurt your feelings.