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Am I in Love Or Am I in Awe

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Am I in Love Or Am I in Awe
This post is dedicated to all my friends who have helped me become the person I am today. I love you all. I owe you all much! In the ancient Tamil city of Mahabalipuram, we find a peculiar rock carving.

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Love, Admiration and Reverence

Reverence is an emotion that makes us put the people we are in awe of, on a pedestal. It helps us emulate the good qualities of the person and improve ourselves. If the person we revere and admire is also someone close to us, we may think we are in love.

It can be confusing to understand if we are in love with 1) the person; or 2) the perfect qualities of that person, which we admire.

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A Definition of Love

Years of pop culture exposure, in which love has been depicted in a perfect way, we have an idealistic and black-and-white understanding of love.

Real love is accepting someone with all the flaws that come with them, with no conditions.

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The Greek Definition of Love

The Greeks categorized love into three types:

  • Philia: The love of material things and friends.
  • Eros: Physical love, lust, love of the senses
  • Agape: Godly or fatherly unconditional love.

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Self-love

Self-love

It seems that recently the idea of 'self' as in 'self-love', 'self-made', 'self-care' etc. has been gaining more and more importance especially in the Western cultur...

Self-love vs. other types of self

Whenever you think about self-love, try picturing yourself making a mistake. Forgiving your own mistakes instead of overreacting to them is what self-love looks like.

Sell-love is deeply connected to our relationship to the ones around us, as we are definitely shaped by our experiences. On the other hand, we have what we call self-sufficiency and self-reliance, terms that define the relationship one has with himself or herself, without involving anybody else.

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Esther Perel

"Self-love is less about the ability to withstand loneliness or establish independence and more about awareness and acceptance of our incompleteness. It’s about letting others love us even when we feel unlovable because their version of us is often kinder than our own. "

Your point-of-view

Your point-of-view about money can be skewed. Thoughts can include:

  • You have to spend money to make money.
  • You need to make money to be rich.
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Rich people 

Rich people are not all obsessed with money. Some talk about money but they understand that their money does not equate to their inherent value. They don't act entitled to anything. They work hard for what they want.

It is called class. You can't buy it. If you find yourself with a friend like this, you can trust them and learn from the ways they look at life.

Know your worth

Know what you are worth with or without money. You don't need money to be creative. Lacking resources can motivate you to think outside the box.

Witnessing value exchanges with affluent family friends can also benefit you.