Love is a variety of different feelings, states, and attitudes that ranges from interpersonal affection ("I the inextinguishable mutual interest which is the characteristic of all deeper relationships. Women wish to be loved without a why or a wherefore; not because they are pretty, or good, And scatter, like the circling sun. God's covenantal and conciliatory response is "Let us confuse and scatter," then " I to activity without relationship (games), meeting without presence (avoidance) or that people were generally feeling disconnected from one another and from God. They were out doing wonderful things, but they had little sense of mutual. “At the time I need my friends the most, they've all seemed to scatter. Unfortunately, when a love relationship ends, we lose friends, too. So, if you're feeling alone and confused like my friend Sam, know that what you're may be the best way to diffuse any awkwardness in the future with mutual friends.
For love is the beauty of the soul. Nondum amabam, et amare amabam I was not yet in loveyet I loved to love I sought what I might love, in love with loving. Augustine of Hippo in Confessions c. Late have I loved you, O Beauty ever ancient and ever new! Late have I loved you! And, behold, you were within me, and I out of myself, and there I searched for you.
Essays in honor of Karl Rahner, S. So late I loved you, O Beauty ever ancient and ever new! So late I loved you!
The Ethics of Modernism: Too late I loved you! Introduction to a Philosophy of Religion by Alice Von Hildebrand Love all men, even your enemies; love them, not because they are your brothers, but that they may become your brothers. Thus you will ever burn with fraternal love, both for him who is already your brother and for your enemy, that he may by loving become your brother. From The Whole Christ: Choose to love whomsoever thou wilt: Thou mayest say, "I love only God, God the Father.
If Thou lovest Him, thou dost not love Him alone; but if thou lovest the Father, thou lovest also the Son. Or thou mayest say, "I love the Father and I love the Son, but these alone; God the Father and God the Son, our Lord Jesus Christ who ascended into heaven and sitteth at the right hand of the Father, the Word by whom all things were made, the Word who was made flesh and dwelt amongst us; only these do I love. If thou lovest the Head, thou lovest also the members; if thou lovest not the members, neither dost thou love the Head.
We cannot help loving what is beautiful. Augustine of HippoConfessions c. Love's about sacrifice; only true measure of it Harsh Timeswritten by David Ayer B[ edit ] If the learned and worldly-wise men of this age were to allow mankind to inhale the fragrance of fellowship and love, every understanding heart would apprehend the meaning of true libertyand discover the secret of undisturbed peace and absolute composure. Truth is the light that gives meaning and value to charity. That light is both the light of reason and the light of faith, through which the intellect attains to the natural and supernatural truth of charity: Without truth, charity degenerates into sentimentality.
Finally, this chapter ends with an applied case study of the relationship between spending on education and student performance across the 50 states of the United States Section 1. This case study illustrates how theory can be applied to data, how data are arranged into cases and variables, and how independent and dependent variables are causally related.
All of this chapter's key concepts are used in this case study. By the end of this chapter, you should have all the tools you need to start modeling the social world using social statistics.
Theory and Data[ edit ] Theories determine how we think about the social world. All of us have theories about how the world works. Most of these theories are based on personal experience. Isaac Newton is supposed to have developed the theory of gravity because he personally had an apple fall on his head. Personal experience can be a dangerous guide to social theory, since your experiences might be very difference from other persons' experiences.
It's not a bad place to start, but social science requires that personal experiences be turned into more general theories that apply to other persons as well, not just to you. Generalization is the act of turning theories about specific situations into theories that apply to many situations.
So, for example, you may think that you eat a lot of junk food because you can't afford to eat high-quality food.
This theory about yourself could be generalized into a broader theory about persons in general: Persons eat junk food because they can't afford to eat high-quality food.
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Generalization from personal experience is one way to come up with theories about the social world, but it's not the only way. Sometimes theories come from observing others: Sometimes theories are developed based on other theories: Sometimes ideas just pop into your head: However it happens, somehow you conceive of a theory.
Conceptualization is the process of developing a theory about some aspect of the social world. The main difference between the kinds of social commentary you might hear on radio or television and real social science is that in social science theories are scrutinized using formal statistical models.
Statistical models are mathematical simplifications of the real world. The goal of statistical modeling is to explain complex social facts as simply as possible. A statistical model might be as simple as a graph showing that richer parents have richer children, as depicted in Figure This graph is takes a very complex social fact children's income and explains it in very simple terms it rises as parents' income rises but with lots of room for error many children are richer or poorer than their parents.
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Social scientists use statistical models to evaluate different theories about how the world works. In our minds we all have our own theories about the social world, but in the real world we can't all be right. Before social scientists accept a theory, they carefully evaluate it using data about the real world. Before they can be evaluated, theories have to be turned into specific hypotheses about specific data. Operationalization is the process of turning a social theory into specific hypotheses about real data.
The theory that persons eat junk food because they can't afford to eat high-quality food seems very reasonable, but it's too vague to examine using social statistics.
First it has to be operationalized into something much more specific. Operationalization means answering questions like: Which persons eat junk food?
All persons in the world? Only salads and home-made dinners? Or do steaks count too? Is fresh-squeezed fruit juice a junk food high in sugar or a high-quality food fresh and nutritious? What does "afford" mean? Literally not having enough money to buy something? What about other expenses besides food? Whose behavior should we study? For example, one way to study the relationship between junk food consumption and the affordability of high-quality food is to use state-level data.
It can be very convenient to study US states because they are similar in many ways they're all part of the same country but they are also different enough to make interesting comparisons. There is also a large amount of data available for US states that is collected and published by US government agencies. For example, junk food consumption can be operationalized as the amount of soft drinks or sweetened snacks consumed in the states both available from the US Department of Agriculture and affordability can be operationalized using state median income.
Most persons living in states with high incomes should be able to afford to eat better-quality food. Data on state soft drink consumption per person and state median income are graphed in Figure Lack of mutual interest, lack of mutual words and actions, lack of mutual values, lack of mutual love, care, trust, and respect and lack of mutual feelings and relationship.
The harder you work at what is already on an imbalanced and unhealthy footing is the less mutual it becomes, especially as what you feel and do becomes distorted. How can this be? When I was with the guy with the girlfriend, believing that he felt the same kept me floating for several months. Where was the love? Where was the happiness? Where the frick was my self-esteem?