Love is a power which produces love.——Psy525.cn
Love is an activity, not a passive affect; it is a “standing in”， not a “falling for”。
In the most general way, the active character of love can be described by stating that love is primarily giving, not receiving.
The most important sphere of giving, however,
is not that of material things, but lies in the specifically human realm.
What does one person give to another?
He gives of himself, of the most precious thing he has, he gives of his life.
This does not necessarily mean that he sacrifices his life for the other—but that he gives him of that which is alive in him.
He gives him of his joy, of his understanding, of his knowledge, of his humor, of his sadness—of all expressions and manifestations of that which is alive in him.
In thus giving of his life, he enriches the other person, he enhances the other&dots sense of aliveness by enhancing his own sense of aliveness.
He does not give in order to receive; giving is in itself exquisite joy.