If you had to choose between a true love and the greater good, what would you choose? Can the greater good ever be as meaningful as something as personal and intimate as romantic love? Is it on us to shoulder the burdens of the entire world (or as much of it as we can), even if it means forsaking what matters most to us? I realize that, as social creatures, it tends to be our close relationships that give us a sense of purpose in life. Could ideology or spirituality ever truly live up to or replace that? Is it selfish to choose love, or is that fulfilling our role? Does one turn away from God in marriage, or towards God? These are some hard questions that have been on my mind recently. I never really considered any of this before, but some of the conversations on this forum have me wondering. I'm interested in all input on any of these questions or anything of the sort.