"For one human being to love another; that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation." Rainer Marie Rilke
LOVE, SEX, MONEY
Love as THE Medium of Exchange
Notice what a Government, Society, Culture--any collective of the few Power Elite--most wants to control: SEX and MONEY.
In fact Sex and Money are identical in their essential function which is a Medium of Exchange. The most important aspect of this Medium is its honesty and accuracy in transmitting humanely agreed upon Value. It is only then that the parties doing the Free Trade can decide whether the exchange is worth it to each involved.
What is most fundamentally always being traded--freely or not--is Our Selves. Goods and Services are valued in terms of Human Relationships.
Mature--Consummate--Love is the Equal Exchange of two persons in virtuously attained Value, Power and Freedom. Anything less than this, to me, is Immature Love.
“The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant.” Maximilien Robespierre
“Love is the desire for contact or communication with another being like ourselves who makes his presence felt in a manner that reveals his essential nature to us and by so doing reveals our essential nature to ourselves. So the search for love is a search for recognition and our desire to be loved is a desire to be recognized. Love is the need to see one’s own reality attested in the reality of another human being.” Kenneth Walker and Peter Fletcher
"What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love.” Fyodor Dostoevsky