Love Test

How well do you understand love? How good are you at applying that knowledge? The University of Life would like to know! Please take this simple six-question test to let us know what you know so we’ll know which lessons we should develop next. Thanks! Poll results will be posted and updated here periodically.

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Love 101: What is Love?

Love is kinda like gravity. Nobody knows *exactly* what it is or how it works, but since we all experience it daily, only scientists go around asking, “What is gravity? How does it work?” On the other hand, love is NOT like gravity, because anybody can fall down, but only a small portion of love is the kind you just fall into – and even falling in love can ruin your life if you don’t…

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Love is a Word

The first thing that love is is…a word, and the thing about words is that they mean whatever we say they mean. That’s how words work. In this case, we’ve assigned a LOT of meanings to these four letters. No wonder it gets a bit confusing! It’s kinda like the word “dog.” Everybody THINKS they know what it means, but the word elicits very different images in people’s minds. Not only is there a LOT…

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Love is a Process

Love doesn’t happen all at once. It never happens all at once. It’s like anything else alive. It has a beginning, and from there, it either grows or dies. If you understood how the whole process works, you could help. You could nurture the good seeds and pull the weeds early, before they grew deep roots and spread their pesky seeds in your garden (life). This video explains the process and brings you one step…

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Love is a Choice

Love is active, not passive. It’s an intricate combination of thoughts, feelings, desires, actions, and more. Specifically, “Mature Love is the active concern for the happiness, joy, well being, and spiritual growth of its beloved.” Love is a fire – if it lacks fuel, heat, and air, then whatever spark of love you may have felt will flicker and die. If love was only a feeling, it would never survive, because feelings are fickle. They…

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Love is a Chemical Reaction

Science has recently taken an interest in discovering exactly what love consists of. Modern technology like fMRIs have revealed several useful aspects of what generates love within our bodies, but they acknowledge that such information doesn’t begin to explain exactly what love really is, especially real love. Much of the measurable biology of love can be interpreted as motivation to procreate and/or retain lasting relationships. Certain chemicals change their intensity during various stages of a…

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