The True Hard Work of Love and Relationships: Alain de Botton
Tags: Cited Books, Culture, Grief & Loss, Growth/Healing, Philosophy, Podcasts, Relationships
What if the first question we asked on a date were, “How are you crazy? I’m crazy like this”? Philosopher and writer Alain de Botton’s essay “Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person” was, amazingly, the most-read article in The New York Times in the news-drenched year of 2016. As people and as a culture, he says, we would be much saner and happier if we reexamined our very view of love. How might our relationships be different — and better — if we understood that the real work of love is not in the falling, but in what comes after?
Note: the longer, unedited version is worth listening to if you have the time.
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Posted August 10, 2019 (Updated Aug 10, 2019) by