I saw this quote on Facebook; “Learn to love without condition. Talk without bad intention. Give without any reason. And most of all, care for people without any expectation.” This is one of those quotes, sayings, whatever you wanna call it, that irritates me. People throw it around, post it on their wall, but don’t really think about it. I doubt they even believe it. If you really thought about what it, how could you?
How do you “love without condition”? Marriage itself has conditions. It’s in the wedding vows. There are ALWAYS conditions to love. You mean to tell me that if your spouse was having sex with someone else that would be okay with you? No? Then that’s a condition. Or if he was dealing or using drugs? What about if he was physically abusive? A rapist? Murderer? These are conditions.
“Talk without bad intention”. This one, maybe. The first thing that comes to mind is people who are easily offended. People talk around them, “without bad intention” and they get their panties in a twist. They didn’t mean to offend anyone, but they did.
“Give without any reason”. I’m not buying this one either. Even those who volunteer for the sake of helping others, have a reason for giving. It makes them feel good.
“And most of all, care for people without any expectation” is crap too. You care for your spouse, but you expect him or her to be faithful, be honest, to hold down a job, to take care of you, to love only you (there’s that condition to love again).
I’m sure there’s more to these, but I can’t think of any more at the moment. Feel free to share your thoughts.