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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. In Praise of Love Quotes Showing of What is the world like when it is experienced, developed and lived from the point of view of difference and not identity? That is what I believe love to be.

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The adventurous side is necessary, but equally so is the need for tenacity. To give up at the first hurdle, the first quarrel, is only to distort love. Real love is one that triumphs lastingly, sometimes painfully, over the hurdles erected by time, space and the world. Lpve out from something that is simply an encounter, a trifle, you learn that you can experience the world on the basis of difference slain not only in terms of identity.

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And you can even be tested and suffer in the process. Love is an antidote to that.

It bqdiou us into key areas of the experience of what is difference and, essentially, leads to the idea that you can experience the world from the perspective of difference. In this respect it has universal implications: But badioi immediately raised it to the level of transcendence, and that is the root of the problem.

This universal element I too recognize in love as immanent. But Christianity has somehow managed to elevate it and refocus it onto a transcendent power. It is a brilliant first manipulation of the power of love and one we must now bring back to earth.

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I mean we must demonstrate that love really does have universal power, but that it is simply the opportunity we are given to enjoy a positive, creative, affirmative experience of difference. In today’s world, it is generally thought that individuals only pursue their self-interest. Provided it isn’t conceived only as an exchange of mutual favours, or isn’t calculated way in advance as a profitable investment, love really is a unique trust placed in chance.

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