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Post by Lion~* » April 19, 2012, 1:09 am

There are several kinds of love. One is a selfish, mean, grasping, egotistical thing which uses love for self-importance. This is the ugly crippling kind. The other is an outpouring of everything good in you - of kindness and consideration and respect - not only the social respect of manners but the greater respect which is recognition of another person as unique and valuable. The first kind can make you sick and small and weak but the second can release in you strength, and courage and goodness and even wisdom you didn't know you had ~ John Steinbeck~
Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart...William Wordsworth

Follow your honest convictions, and stay strong. - William Thackeray

The bottom line, especially for my character,
is the issue of unconditional love.”
Matthew Weeden

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Post by lifeboat » April 19, 2012, 1:38 am

Wonderful thoughts. I reckon those are indeed two big families of love though I suspect there are as many types of love as innuits have words
for snow. I used to teach a class on assertiveness without aggression. Unleashing the positive energy that flowed when you accepted both your own rights and responsibilities and those of others. And avoiding the negative energy if you ignored either theirs or yours.
Thing was the self-centred and doormat approaches both made you feel good initially but eventually led you to the same place as steinbecks first kind of love

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