Hi i've been thinking about this for a while so i was wondering if it would be a good debate or just a discussion. Please lock and delete this if it's not a very good debate subject or if it's off topic. The facts is that i watched Dollmaster a few days ago. And one thing really got to me "You may be very upset if you lost your doll/toy even if it is not real. But have you ever thought how a doll would feel because it's lost it's owner? Desperately looking for the lost owner?" "How do dolls show their love for a human?" This isn't a cross over with the other debate threads. The topic is simple: To those who are sentimentally bonded with their dolls, do you reckon your 'love' is an actual unconditional love or is it really a dictated possessiveness on your behalf? ------------------------------------------------------------------------- This idea came to me after watching the movie (Doll master) in a way it got me thinking. I had a heart to heart with my mother last week. I've been feeling down, very down. It was a gradual thing but that's not the point. When i talked to her i said one thing that never really crossed my mind: "I hate being alone, having my dolls and plushies around make me more relaxed. They calm me, they give me a sense of security." I had always thought i loved my dolls unconditionally, i like them to look good so i spend money on them. I like them to have things that match them in their storylines so i sew and design their clothes. I've spent so much money on them it's ridiculous to other people. But what do i get in return from them? Beautiful pieces of art, company. Or is it self satisfaction? They look good or look how i want them to look so i'm proud and happy? Or is it really them i'm thinking of in the first place? I'm not saying this is initially a bad thing, i'm not saying people who love their dolls are crazy or anything. I'm just asking if the 'unconditional love' we say we have for our dolls is really unconditional? Like a mother and child. Mother's love their children unconditionally (so as fathers) children love their parents back. Partners love each other. But can this be applied to loving your doll? I've once heard a saying, every human being is selfish. No one would love selflessly. Yes people are capable of doing wonderful and selfless things, but deep down each person do things for themselves. So if we apply this 'love' to dolls, is it really 'love' or is it 'possessiveness'? We take care and love our dolls in different ways but in a way we always know they can't betray us they wouldn't lie, they're always there for us. But the idea from doll master. Is this really love? On their behalf and ours.