Friendship vs Love?
You know, when I think about friendship, I think about all the ties we have with various people that we regard as friends. Why do we have a need to have multiple friends? Because each friendship serves a different purpose for each one of us in different ways. It's also unrealistic to ask one person to be all the friend that you need. Some friendships are closer than others, but how often do you ever hear about friendships declaring their status for one another or having a legal binding agreement with each other establishing themselves as best friends?
Friendship and love can be two different things but they can also overlap. So, what makes the dynamic of friendships any different from love? Is it reasonable to expect that we should be able to to receive all the love that we can get from one person? What led society to believe that close and intimate love relationships should only be between two people of the opposite sex (other than procreation) or even between two people in general?
I often wonder how things would be different if legal binding agreements to any marriage or unions were outlawed or didn't exist?