Most of us think we know what love is; we may just be looking for the right person to lavish our love on. But it’s no insult, and indeed it might even be helpful to imagine, that we don’t have much of a clue what love really is, not because we are deficient, but because our culture never investigates the subject as it should. Here is a list of seven ingredients that the School of Life suggests lie at the heart of a proper understanding of love.
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“The world is sick for a surprisingly modest-sounding reason: we don’t understand love – and yet we are rather convinced that we do.
We talk a lot of love of course, but generally in terms of a dizzying rapture lasting a few months focused on someone’s beauty, intelligence and strength. The most convincing discussion of love in the West came from Jesus of Nazareth, which has been unfortunate, given how easy it is to overlook everything he had to say once you don’t ‘believe’.”
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