Love is not something only between male and female but all of the people, no matter he or she, young and old. First, it is about the birth of desire showed in speech of Aristophance. Next, it will be focus on dialogue between Diotima and Socrates about what is Love and sane-sex love. Third, it is about Michel Foucault idea of true sex using Alexina as a case. The birth of desire according to Aristophanes is due to the lack.
Don’t expect the flower to walk right up to you hive. But still, so many guys do. But if she likes me so much… then WHY does she want to be just friends? Ah, female logic! Einstein has been quoted as saying that he can unravel many of the universe’s greatest mysteries… but he still doesn’t understand women.
Through these speeches, Plato implies that homosexual love is the highest and most honorable love to pursuit, and through his focus on homosexual love, the author justifies the idea of Heavenly Love. Pausanias argues that the true goal of Heavenly Love is to inspire young boys to find pleasure in the more intelligent older male. The objective of this love is for the older male to “share everything with the one he loves…” (Plato 14). However, in this sense of sharing, Pausanias only means knowledge. If the younger boy surrender to the older male for his personal gain such as money or office post then this homosexual love is no longer belong to the ideal of Heavenly Love.
Socrates uses a rather elaborate argument to show this definition is also insufficient. If the gods approve of something because it is holy, their approval cannot be what makes it holy, he says. If an act is holy because the gods approve of it, we still do not know what makes it holy or why the gods approve. It seems that any attempt to define holiness by the will or approval of the gods is bound to fail. Even in contemporary society, we tend to associate morality with some kind of divine will, but through the Euthyphro, Socrates seems to suggesting we think along another line altogether.
LOVE Nanny * She had all the love to support Janie, she didn’t like to see Janie sad and unhappy. * She wants to protect Janie from dating the wrong guys since she’s in her womanhood. * She wants a man that would treat Janie with respect and tell her about her love life. * She did her best on finding a man for Janie because she loves Janie and wants a man to treat her well. Logan * Janie didn’t really love Logan he treated her as if she was nothing by bossing her around all the time after he got sick of doing all the work.
Bethany is the intelligent one with a good job and Carla is the beautiful one that always gets asked out by attractive men. Both of these characters are jealous and say things throughout the story to prove that the other’s trait is more desirable. What is more important, beauty or intelligence? That seems to be a problem that many people deal with in their respective lives and there doesn’t seem to be an underlying answer that justifies one case or the other. Throughout the story, the characters bicker back and forth about why it is better to be intelligent over being beautiful and vice versa.
Such thinkers have to allow that what people actually love, and what they would love if they were moral or prudent, may be different. In this category I would place Plato and Freud. Both hold that we can be mistaken in our love objects, and experience great frustration and despair because of such mistakes. Another distinction must be made. There are thinkers who would insist that, though we may actually love an object that is not worthy of love, we could not ____________________ Reprinted from The Symposium of Plato, Suzy Q Groden, tr., John A. Brentlinger, ed.
He then leads up to his main objection of this definition by means of stating that even though men and gods love that which they think is noble and good, and hate that which is opposite to those things, not everyone thinks this way about all things (Plato, 7). This being in the nature of things that are considered to be good by a group of people, can be hated by others, and this would also apply to the gods, for not everyone thinks the same. Socrates then uses a good example concerning the gods to better prove his reasons. He states that even though Euthyphro's decision to proceed against his own father may seem agreeable to Zeus, but not to Cronos or Uranus, and that there may be other gods who have these differences of opinions (7). Concerning
Lao Tzu & Machiavelli Lao Tzu and Machiavelli had contradicting views on what they believe being a leader is about. Lao Tzu believes there is no need for violence or being armed as expressed in Article 31. He specifically said that weapons should not be allowed except in very special circumstances. On the contrary, Machiavelli praises Philopoemon, Prince of the Acheans, for always thinking of possible war strategies, should the occasion arise. Lao Tzu and Machiavelli disagree on some other beliefs.
Everyone wants to be that ‘’Beautiful or Handsome looking person that just stands out. Psychologist Maria Agthe found that attractive applicants for a graduate scholarship received more favorable ratings from opposite-sex raters, but not from same-sex raters. Men were unimpressed by a male applicant's handsomeness, and women actually penalized female applicants for beauty. In a second study, Agthe found that the effect of an applicant's attractiveness on their ratings also depended on the beauty of the beholder. Good-looking raters didn't seem to care one way or the other how handsome or beautiful an applicant was, but average-looking raters did - they penalized better-looking same-sex applicants.