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  • Yes you can love with no respect.

    Yes I'm talking about a spouse , let's say your marriered for over twenty years built a life and raised a family. Then one commits an unthinkable act and destroys the trust. You would not forget about the previous 20 plus years, you can still love the other and not respect them. With that said the marriage would still be over, because you can still love them but not be in love with them moving forward. You would need respect to move forward .

  • Yes - but only to domestic animals.

    'To love him and not respect him, is to keep him as a domestic animal.' (Mencius 13.37) It is possible to love someone without respecting him or her. In this case, you feed him/her and provide him/her with comforts, but do not recognise his/her value in relation to yourself. That is the case with pets.

  • On can doesn't need the other.

    Respect does not need love. There is more admiration with respect than love. Love is a deep personal connection. Admiration is appreciating a person's hard work and achievements. This is often what we feel when we respect someone. Love and admiration can be mistaken because of their similar meanings. Now love without respect is near impossible. Respect is a critical part of any relationship ex: platonic, mentor. When loving someone you respected them and it grew. Love is not love without respect it almost completely rendered useless

  • On can doesn't need the other.

    Respect does not need love. There is more admiration with respect than love. Love is a deep personal connection. Admiration is appreciating a person's hard work and achievements. This is often what we feel when we respect someone. Love and admiration can be mistaken because of their similar meanings. Now love without respect is near impossible. Respect is a critical part of any relationship ex: platonic, mentor. When loving someone you respected them and it grew. Love is not love without respect it almost completely rendered useless

  • Yes, it is possible to have love absent respect.

    Many of us have people we love in our lives because of a connection that is simply and either by blood or obligation. We can love and not respect a person because we do not have to agree with a person's lifestyle or choices in order to love them. IMO, we can have no respect for a person and still care for them and for what happens to them and their life.

  • Love and Respect Differ

    Love is in many case unconditional. Love without respect is quite often seen in close friends and family, where even if one person makes poor decisions for themselves, they still have the love of others. For example, a parent may be disappointed in their child for exhibiting poor judgment, but they will almost certainly not stop loving them.

  • Don't Confuse Idealization with Love: Respect is A Means and Love is the Consequence.

    Respect is a moral means. A parent with a newborn child could not love that child if they didn't give them the dignity that should be afforded to any living person, or other animal, to be fed, bathed, clothed, provided shelter, and kindness. The consequence of this basic behavior towards others is what we, in one sense, call love; and what I call the most basic form of it. Love is a consequence and not a means. I think too often we get it in our heads an ideal of what we want from other people and therefore we will use our "love" as a tool, a bargaining chip, to get something from that other person, adult, child or a stranger. However to truly love someone isn't possible if you strip them of their autonomy and or fail to value them as a person of equal standing regardless of their state of autonomy. "Lack of respect is shown when individuals' considered judgments are rejected, their ability to act on their judgments is denied, or information is withheld that is necessary to make a thoughtful, considered judgment when there is no compelling reason to do so"(http://learn.Yale.Edu/hsp/module_1/2_respect.Asp). Loving someone with the expectation that they will love you back is neither love or respect, it's idealization. It is simply not possible to love someone without treating them with respect, because respect is a fundamental aspect of love. You can always have affection for someone without respecting them, you can care for someone because you have a legal duty to do so and not love them. In other words the means don't necessarily take you to the conclusion of loving a person. Thinking someone is super attractive, maybe they tell good jokes, are a straight A student in the case of a child, are a great kisser, sexually attractive, or fulfill some other image you've created of them, whatever the case, this is only an attraction. Attraction is independent of respect and is only a part of love that I think people confuse with being love itself instead of only a means in the same way respect is only a means. A slave owner may care for their slaves the way a parent may a newborn child but they cannot be said to "love" their slaves because their reason for caring for their slaves isn't one of a respect for persons.
    Please watch this lecture by Michael Sandel, the clip should start from 45:26 where he talks about respect as a moral means.
    Https://youtu.Be/8rv-4aUbZxQ?T=45m26s

  • Love needs respect

    It is not possible to have love without respect. I believe that respect is a component of love, whether romantic, familial etc. To truly love someone is to respect them, to admire them and their abilities. My children attend a dojo where they define respect as "to make yourself and others feel happy and special" and that is what you do when you love people.

  • No Love Without Respect

    In my opinion, there is no way to have love without respect. To love a person means to care about and enjoy a person so much that he or she appears to be limitless. When a person is disrespected, he or she is not cared for. If a person truly loves someone else, he or she also respects that person. Having a little respect is all love is.


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