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post in: Songs, News Date:14 Dec 2012, 15:41 views:1034
A few years ago, I spoke to a group of high-schoolers about the Jewish idea of love. "Someone define love I said.
Every hand went. And I thought,.
This is how many people approach a relationship. Consciously or unconsciously, they believe love is a sensation (based on physical and emotional attraction) that magically, spontaneously generates when.
And just as easily, it can spontaneously degenerate when the magic "just isn't there" anymore. You fall in love, and you can fall out. The key word is passivity.
Erich Fromm, in his famous treatise "The Art of Loving noted the sad lopez consequence of this misconception: "There is hardly any activity, any enterprise, which is started with such tremendous hopes and expectations, and yet, which fails so regularly, as love." (That was back. So what is love real, lasting love?
Love is the attachment that results from deeply appreciating another's goodness. Love is the result of appreciating another's goodness.
The word "goodness" may surprise you. After all, most love stories don't feature a couple enraptured with each other's ethics.
I'm captivated by your values!" he told her passionately. "And I've never met a man with such morals!" she cooed.) But in her study of real-life successful marriages (The Good Marriage: How and Why Love Lasts Judith Wallerstein reports that "the value these couples placed on the partner's moral qualities was an unexpected finding.".