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Do you really believe….

…that it’s appropriate, and even plausible, to promise someone you love that you’ll never hurt them? Don’t we, as humans, just naturally hurt those we love???

*no, I’m not going through a pain like that, I’m just speaking my weird thoughts aloud….
JustNik · 51-55, F
If I heard those words, I would just take it to mean that in that moment, they can’t imagine ever hurting me intentionally. It doesn’t mean they won’t, but it would still be a nice moment I think.
RuyLopez · 56-60, M
I think it makes more sense to promise someone you will love them enough to forgive them when they hurt you.
ImpeccablyImperfect · 51-55, F
@RuyLopez ooh, excellent point of view!
Harmonium1923 · 51-55, M
The greatest hurt I have experienced has been from people I love. That's why it hurts so much.
HannibalAteMeOut · 22-25, F
Everybody has the potential to hurt others given the right (or should I say wrong) circumstances. The only promises we can make are based on our current data and our current feelings. As long as nobody can see the future, nobody's promise about anything is valid.
HannibalAteMeOut · 22-25, F
@deadgerbil facts
deadgerbil · 22-25
@HannibalAteMeOut sub opinion
HannibalAteMeOut · 22-25, F
@deadgerbil don't bring me into your opinions
It's not realistic but it shouldn't be intentional ever
DrWatson · 70-79, M
Actually, I think it is good to acknowledge that we [i]will[/i] hurt each other.

But there is a difference, as I see it, between hurting someone due to carelessness, misunderstanding, or even selfishness, versus consciously hurting someone out of sadism, revenge, or "I'll teach them a lesson!"
Fluffybull · F
@DrWatson Agree. Promising never to hurt someone "deliberately" is much more realistic.
I think the most realistic pledge we can offer is that we’ll [b]try[/b] not to, that it won’t be deliberate. 🥺
BarbossasHusband · 36-40, M
It's bound to happen at one point or another. It's better to say "I will never purposely hurt you"
I'd promise them that I wouldn't hurt them on purpose. Which I know it's true.
But, yeah we aren't perfect.
Mardrae · F
You could always say “ I will try my best to never intentionally hurt you!”
You love the people you hurt
Elisbch · M
nothing is guaranteed 😞
smiler2012 · 56-60
{@moonstone] sadly you means these words in all sincerity and nobody doubts that but situations and things not in your control can inadvertingly alter it and sadly that is the way it goes rather
katydidnt · 61-69, F
It's good to think twice before using the words [i]always, never, everyone, nobody[/i], and [i]perfect [/i]when you're being serious, as each takes only one counterexample to refute. Toss in [i]unique [/i]while you're at it.
HannahSky · F
You can say I never want to hurt you, but chances are you will. Nobody is perfect. It's part of being in a relationship, hurt happens, and you work through it.
Budwick · 70-79, M
[quote]Don’t we, as humans, just naturally hurt those we love??? [/quote]

It happens, but often not purposefully.
Sometimes, when people are locked and loaded, ready to be hurt - it's unavoidable.
Of course we can only actually hurt someone we love and that loves us. Anyone else is inconsequential
Ceinwyn · 26-30, F
Yes it is. It’s not as hard as people would have you believe.
Coldplay · 56-60, M
I think it is saying “I never intend to…”
WillaKissing · 56-60
But your thoughts are so real as well.
Elanor · F
You sound like a wise woman who’s speaking the truth

We don’t live in a bubble 🫧
uncalled4 · 56-60, M
"I'll go easy on you!"
basilfawlty89 · 31-35, M
Truth is everyone is gonna hurt you at some point, you just need to find the people worthy enough to keep around.

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