love is an art
Eric Fromm (1900-1980) was a social psychologist, psychoanalyst, sociologist, humanistic philosopher and author of the book "The Art of Loving".
In the spirit of the month of Love, here's a thought discussion to have if you are looking to enjoy some "deep" conversation - or a new Book Club book!
Is Love an Art? If yes, it would require knowledge and effort.
Or is Love an emotion? Which one "falls into" if one is lucky.
The Art of Loving is based on the concept that Love is an Art, which is not how love is thought of as a norm.
Love is a natural feeling that is genuinely desired by most, if not all humans (and animals!). Afterall, there are endless movies, books, songs, paintings, blogs and posts about love and love stories.
But how does Love "work"?
What is your capacity to love? Do you think you can learn to love, be loved or love more?
Just as living is the art of learning, can we learn how to love - the same way we learn any other art, like music, painting, carpentry, or the art of medicine or engineering?!
If you want to know about Love from a very human psychological perspective, this book by Fromm may offer you new perspectives.
Here's to using Love to open more dialog, reach deeper connections and find that love is all around us, in varying forms - ready to be found - if we pause to look and learn?!
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