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Love (& a Whitman’s Sampler)


. “For children love is a feeling; for adults, it is a decision. Children wait to learn if their love is true by seeing how long it lasts; adults make their love true by never wavering from their commitment.” ― … Continue reading

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Love, the Feeling, versus Love, the Capacity (Immature Love versus Mature Love, part 2)


. A properly (or fully) developed human being is a Loving human being. Love, ultimately, is a capacity. A capacity that develops as the result of developing many other capacities and virtues and behavioral predispositions. Some of these are of … Continue reading

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Mature Love v Immature Love


. Erich Fromm, in “The Art of Loving,” wrote, “Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says: ‘I need you because I love you’.” The first statement is based on dependency—I am dependent on you, … Continue reading

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What Kind of Lover Are You? What Kind of Love Do You Give? and What Kind of Love Do You Want to Experience?


Abraham Maslow proposed that an individual is basically oriented either toward “deficit and repair” or “growth and maturation.” Growth-oriented individuals, in contrast with those with a deficiency-orientation (deficit-and-repair orientation), are far more self-sufficient and far less dependent upon their environment … Continue reading

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