Redistributing Love

Love is an emo­tion expe­ri­enced by humans that has a tar­get. If the tar­get is a human, that human receives an emo­tional boost from that love, most times. It’s a valu­able part of the human expe­ri­ence, we say.

Humans are basi­cally love-​​generators. We go around lov­ing and hat­ing, but maybe mostly lov­ing, and we aim that love at peo­ple but we also aim it at objects. Our cars. Our homes. These things are inan­i­mate and receive no ben­e­fit from this love like a human does.

And yet there are humans in the world who receive no love directly, and are poorer for it. Love is unevenly dis­trib­uted, and could be seen as a valu­able commodity.

What if we could redi­rect the “wasted” love to tar­gets that need it most? Love your car all you want… this lit­tle box will send those feel­ings to a small orphan in Cambodia. Or this wid­ower in a retire­ment home in Boca Raton.

There’s plenty of love to go around. It’s just poorly dis­trib­uted. How do we solve the love dis­tri­b­u­tion problem?

There’s prob­a­bly a really sappy story in there somewhere.

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4 Responses

  1. Tara Malow says:

    How very l

  2. Tara Malow says:

    How very lovely! I like how your brain works. :)

  3. DThoris says:

    First step is prob­a­bly to stop “wast­ing” love on objects that don’t ben­e­fit from it. Then we can stop hat­ing peo­ple based on who they love. From there, we’re off to a good start. Maybe rec­og­niz­ing that lov­ing the peo­ple around us buoys all of us. The old “all boats rise on a high tide” thing.

    And, yes, a very lovely thought. :)

  4. Tary Stayton says:

    I like the song about the magic penny: “hold it tight and you don’t have any. Lend it, spend it, give it away, and you end up hav­ing more!”. Love is the orig­i­nal unlim­ited self renew­ing resource!