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Hope, Love and Fear

It has been said by some that Love is the opposite of fear ...

I would like to propose a different perspective/definition for your consideration.

The opposite of fear is hope

and Love is the result of merging

hope and fear

Now .. I know this will go against what some thinkers have put forward ..
especially those who talk about Love ...

        But what is Love ..?

I have considered the actions and reactions of people in a lot of different situations ..
and would ask the question ...

The efforts of a parent (mother or father) in bringing up a child .. (and remember your own childhood ..) are they motivated by fear, hope of love ..?

Consider .. that if a child is brought up in a situation
where fear of consequence is the primary motivation ..

then that child can never know love ..
        because the child is brought up without hope ...

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