I was watching my favourite show, The Big Bang Theory. In the episode I saw, Sheldon’s god-fearing mother and Leonard’s highly intellectual mother meet for the first time. There was a scene in which Leonard’s mother questions her belief of giving affection or love as a reward to her children -- and then she decides to “shower” affection on her son.
In psychology, there is a concept of “father’s love” or love that has to be “earned”.
What do you think? Does unconditional love exist? Especially in any relationship apart from a parent-child one? Is it possible to love and continue loving someone without getting anything -- even acknowledgement or return of affection? Have you ever done random acts of niceness or kindness without expecting even acknowledgement?