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What we think love is

Most of us think that love is passive, that you can be loved and that you fall in love. Not that love is actually a form of art.

This is the reason why most people think that being lo...

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The Art of Loving

The Art of Loving

by Erich Fromm

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Love as an object

Commonly we think love is easy while finding an object to love is difficult. The cause for this lays in our belief that romantic love just happens spontaneously.

Besides of t...

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There's a difference between falling in love and loving.

People often fall in love for each other and become crazy for the partner. It starts with a big curiosity and attraction. At a certain...

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The First Step

To learn how to love we need to understand that love is an art. Same as carpentry, medicine, music and many more things.

To learn an art we first need to learn the theory fol...

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Our need for love

We humans know that we will die one day. Either before our beloved ones or after them. This makes life difficult. Because we get separated from others. This isolation makes us suffer and feel anxio...

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While people became conformists to belong to our society or subgroups, nowadays we demand equality for everyone but often get confused and think people should be the "same". But polarity is necessa...

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Mature Love

Opposite to a symbiotic union of love (where both parents get benefits for loving each other) the mature love unites while still preserving the own integrity, the own individuality...

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Loving means giving

Love is an action. An action of giving. In our society we see giving in an economical way, which means we expect to get something back or having less after giving away something.

On the other...

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Giving is the highest expression of potency. In the very act of giving, I experience my strength, my wealth, my power. This experience of heightened vitality and potency...

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Elements of love

Care: love means caring for the life and growth of whatever we love.

Responsibility: it's not about taking responsibilities for external things but being res...

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Love is the unification of two poles, mostly of a male and a female pole. We can find a lot of examples in nature where one pole needs the other to be complete. Like day and night.

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How We Perceive Love During Life Stages

A newborn baby gets all the love from his mother from they it's born. It gets unconditional love from her. The baby learns: they love me because I am.

At the age of 8 to 10 k...

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Love From Parents

Traditionally the love we get from our mothers is different than the one we got from our fathers. This has to be seen in the context of Western traditional cultures.

Maternal love: unconditio...

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