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Is love the motivator of empathy or is empathy the motivator of love?
My basic definition of love: the wellbeing of others is as important to you as your own wellbeing is to you.
Your mileage may vary.

jlynn37 8 July 11

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in my experience there is no clear differentiation between love & empathy - & no need for one.

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Neither. It's a basic human response that keeps us looking out for each other. Some people don't have it.

Thanks for your response and you are probably be right.

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the answer to this for me is it depends as there will be so many more emotions in the mix that attach to love and empathy- I enjoy my self love when it arrives and I guess for me different feelings are rising adn falling constantly some harmoniously some not and how I respond is different each time. and each situations. I think that is what is interesting about being alive and having interesting times.

jacpod Level 8 July 11, 2018

Thank you for your thoughtful response.

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I would say love is the motivator. Empathy must be a by-product.

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