When my grandmother was alive she asked me:
What’s better to love or to be loved?
And since I was all into philosophy I told that love is better than being loved.
Every emotion we have are more powerful than those which we don’t have.
I love my cactus, had somewhere a video of it, can’t find it.
A man can only love things that are static, a man can’t love something that is dynamic, if a man loves someone which is dynamic, the love will fluctuate. Sometimes love will be bigger, sometimes lesser.
Even when a man loves himself, he sometimes hates himself, since the man itself is dynamic and not static.