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The Art of Loving

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The Art of Loving

by Erich Fromm

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ERICH FROMM

Love isn't something natural. Rather it requires discipline, concentration, patience, faith, and the overcoming of narcissism. It isn't a feeling, it is a practice.

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ERICH FROMM

Love is a decision, it is a judgment, it is a promise. If love were only a feeling, there would be no basis for the promise to love each other forever. A feeling comes and it may go. How can I judge that it will stay forever, when my act does not involve judgment and decision.

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ERICH FROMM

...in spite of the deep-seated craving for love, almost everything else is considered to be more important than love: success, prestige, money, power-almost all our energy is used for the learning of how to achieve these aims, and almost none to learn the art of loving. Could it be that only those things are considered worthy of being learned with which one can earn money or prestige, and that love, which "only" profits the soul, but is profitless in the modern sense, is a luxury we have no right to spend energy on?

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Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.

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(Over)#thinking is my second nature which helps to quench my "first nature" i.e. #curiosity . I'm here to combine the two into something useful like #learning and understanding #self through #psychology #philosophy & many more gems of #humanknowledge .

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Erich Fromm's Musings on Love.