Is it?


About John

I am a married, 46-year old, Midwesterner, with four children. My primary interest is in leading a very examined and decent and Loving life; my interests that are related to this and that feed into this include (and are not limited to) -- psychology, philosophy, poetry, critical thinking, photography, soccer, tennis, chess, bridge.
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2 Responses to Is it?

  1. Beautiful and succinct…thank you.

  2. John says:

    Thanks for reading and for the comment, Jonathan.

    And while I do think that there is much freedom in love, I also think that the freedom that is granted is the freedom for the other person to become their best self, not just to let themselves go and become their baser, lazy self. The freedom is to grow, but to grow rightly, in a healthy and godly?Godly direction, and not to grow in aberrant or weed-like way.

    But developing this sense of what is healthy and good and right for oneself and others can be difficult, and can be the subject of much debate and confusion. What one person considers healthy and spiritual, another or others may consider to be aberrant and errant and ungodly.

    I think the caption would read better as: “To love another is to give him or her the freedom to grow into their best (or near best) self and to encourage and support that growth and development.”

    Kindest regards, Jonathan,


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