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Old November 17th, 2012, 08:18 AM   #11

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Who would you be fooling? You would have to fool the other persons brain to make her think she loves you... Better keep on looking then.

I have heard of plants that make you very aroused when you eat them.
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Old November 17th, 2012, 08:28 AM   #12

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real love consists of wanting whats best for that person rather then for yourself.
But in this situation the charmed person would be happy, and her happiness would be real for her. Isn't that her own good?
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real love consists of wanting whats best for that person rather then for yourself.
haah! good luck with that, in my world it's just me me and me.
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Old November 17th, 2012, 09:06 AM   #14

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But in this situation the charmed person would be happy, and her happiness would be real for her. Isn't that her own good?
yet its a manufactured happiness so to say that its real is a bit hazy to say for sure.

i've never fallen in love with anyone so i don't know how it feels to be in love yet know that the other person does not feel the same way. i have talked with people who have had this situation and its clear how soul crushing it is that a person could mean everything to them yet they mean nothing to them. just as i can't say how it would really react in a war when faced with atrocity's, i can't say how i would really feel if i was in this situation, in both cases i would hope anyway that i would do the moral thing.
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Old November 17th, 2012, 09:13 AM   #15

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But in this situation the charmed person would be happy, and her happiness would be real for her. Isn't that her own good?
You can also be happy when you are on drugs or alcohol but it's not REAL happiness, you need the potion/drug to stay happy and THAT is what's wrong
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You can also be happy when you are on drugs or alcohol but it's not REAL happiness, you need the potion/drug to stay happy and THAT is what's wrong
It's not real in the source of it, but the actual feeling (happiness) is the same as one of genuine origin
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Old November 17th, 2012, 10:19 AM   #17

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It's immoral, simply because it is an act of control. Who but some screwed up stalker would even contemplate using such a thing? ...Though if it existed I bet it would make billions! lol
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It's not real in the source of it, but the actual feeling (happiness) is the same as one of genuine origin
True but it is raised in an artificial way, andi don't think that's the way to do it.
Well, not when its about love.
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Old November 17th, 2012, 11:59 PM   #20

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What about a situation where we know that the lady is, and will always be, unhappy of her life? would giving her the potion, that would make her happy, be acceptable?
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