I love the way you "see" the life. Or I love the way you "look" at life.

Can I replace see with look as in definitions, look means to see with effort and here the person is seeing with effort. I don't know if I am correct but I need justification for this.

Here is a link: http://www.azquotes.com/quote/1197543 In these types of sentences which indicated to see with effort or makes a sense of seeing with effort, can I use look.

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    The way I see things, there's nothing to choose between seeing and looking at in most contexts. Your linked example strikes me as largely meaningless playing with words anyway, but in that specific context it would be very strange indeed to say The way you look at me is the way I am. Jun 26 '17 at 20:17
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    I'd say what she actually means is The picture captures the essence of how I'd like you to see me (because I look innocent and pure in this carefully-staged photoshoot). So there's "effort" there on the part of the sitter and photographer, but as a general principle I don't think either of these usages have any implications as regards "effort" on the part of the addressee / viewer, Jun 26 '17 at 20:21
  • +1 ... +1 @FumbleFingers If you are going to persist in typing faster than I can, I may as well go back to my chess game. Jun 26 '17 at 22:12

"Look" is not about effort, it is about intention. "The way you look at life" implies that you have made a choice about how you see it.

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