On Liberty, an essay defining liberty, to summarise, defines Liberty to be the freedom for one to choose what to do, with no consequence of punishment, as long it does not cause or contribute to the harm of others. If this is a definition of the word, and reflection of how it can work successfully in society, then in the doctrine’s completeness there is no motivation for Mill to expand around this subject, and I raise to John Stuart Mill a definition of love, ‘On Love’ if you like, and a reflection of it’s effect upon the individual, as Love is considered by many to not be a way of reducing suffering, but more a way of producing happiness.
Love, as a verb (not to be confused with Love, The Emotion), is the action in a situation where an individual has the choice between different actions, but chooses to take the action that will benefit the group, or society as a whole, regardless of whether it will benefit the individual in the short term, with no intention of doing so for recognition, or pursuit of glory. If it does happen to produce glory, then this does not mean it was not an act of love, however, from the outset, the action must have been taken without the intention of satisfying the ego, or the visualisation of others recognising the individual for the act.
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