Thursday, November 8, 2012

Art of loving

Love is union under the condition of preserving one’s integrity, one’s individuality. Love is an active power in man; a power which breaks through the walls which separate man from his fellow men, which unites him with others; love makes him overcome the sense of isolation and separateness, yet it permits him to be himself, to retain his integrity. In love the paradox occurs that two beings become one and yet remain two.

                                      Excerpt from The Art of Loving by Erich Fromm

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1 comment:

  1. I'm feeling nostalgic here. In college The Art of Loving by Erich Fromm was one of the required reads. In addition we were required to write a paper on it and that was the time when I was totally clueless about the concept of love.