Maybe Love is natural. It’s something you do automatically but it doesn’t necessarily mean that you care about the person. I personally love everybody without ever really trying. I hear that someone is hurting and natural I feel something, although it does not affect me at all, or mean that I will do anything about it. I was born with love built-in but that does not make me care about you. You have to know a person to care and you can choose not to care. (for many reasons.) It’s okay to love everyone and not necessarily need to be apart of their lives. My husband brought this to my attention last week and I realized how right he was. I’ve never stopped loving someone but I can choose to forget about them entirely. I don’t believe that Love is the ultimate goal, caring is the goal. You may have a good reason not to care. For me personally, if you mentally abuse me or have false impact on my life I do not care for you. You don’t start showing actions until you care about someone. Love is the basic, what you do automatically. Not wanting others to suffer is love, making sure they do not suffer is caring about them. Caring is action driven not just an emotion you can choose not to act upon. So do you love me or care about me? (huge difference) If you don’t plan to add to my life in any way you simply love me and that’s cool, It’s all love! It’s important you love but it’s shows through your priorities when you care about someone.
Thoughts: I understand that this may be hard to understand for some. All my life I thought love was everything. Now it make sense why my heart was broken so many times. They did love me. My dad loved me, that boy loved me but how much did they care should have been my focus. We were all confused, I can’t hold that against them.