However, Fromm observes that real love “is not a sentiment which can be easily indulged in by anyone.” It is only through developing one’s total personality to the capacity of loving one’s neighbor with “true humility, courage, faith and discipline” that one attains the capacity to experience real love. This should be considered a rare achievement (p. vii). Fromm defended these opinions also in interview with Mike Wallace when he states: “love today is a relatively rare phenomenon, that we have a great deal of sentimentality; we have a great deal of illusion about love, namely as a…as something one falls in. But the question is that one cannot fall in love, really; one has to be in love. And that means that loving becomes, and the ability to love, becomes one of the most important things in life.From “The Art of Loving” page on Wikipedia
Paradoxically, the ability to be alone is the condition for the ability to love.
Erich Fromm, The Art of Loving (via astraeia)
#erichfromm #quote #relationships #love #conditions
What’s the opposite of Hostility? Kindness. Not Passivity.
Calling All Heroes - EP (Source: Spotify)
Calling All Heroes - EP
HCI Training the User
Electronica Havens that Accept User Submissions
Draper Light, Uplifiting Electronica (Source: Spotify)
The Introduction EP
Light, Uplifiting Electronica
Stop mentioning things that aren’t blogs. Start mentioning blogs!
Just type @ and a username when you’re writing a post and we’ll let that person know that you mentioned them. They will be thrilled by this.
Yissssssss this is what I’ve been waiting for all my Tumblr life. Now I can mention Tumblr blogs in my posts and they’ll know about it. Thanks staff!
(Watch it on Netflix!)
"If somebody don’t stand up, we all fall" - Kevin "KK" Cohen (Deceased Sunday, April 12, 2009)