Clay RiversBlockedUnblockFollowFollowingOptimist, author, & art director. I write about race in America, faith, and personal growth in order to facilitate meaningful dialogue. Join the conversation!Sep 20, 2016“Love” as I have used it, refers to freely recognizing the humanity (the physical, emotional, and spiritual experiences common to all people) in another human being, and treating that person as you yourself would like to be treated. This includes affording them the same freedoms that you yourself enjoy without persecution.(Re: Words Matter)Clay Rivers382H., thanks for the highlights. I went back to read what you highlighted, only then did I notice how atrocious my proofreading prior to publishing this piece was. [shudders] Thanks!