Why ‘Love’ is
a useless word School of Life

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQS9g9JFI08

This is a good visual introduction and example of language reducing and defining our understanding and expectation on a topic.

Specially the topic of love is defined and scripted in our (post-)romantic society. I found the book “The Art of Loving” from Erich Fromm on the matter eyeopening back in the day. Also make sure to check out the talk held by the Alain de Botton (voice behind this video).


Love encompasses a range of strong and positive emotional and mental states, from the most sublime virtue or good habit, the deepest interpersonal affection and to the simplest pleasure.
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Erich Fromm

Erich Seligmann Fromm (; German: [fʁɔm]; March 23, 1900 – March 18, 1980) was a German-born American social psychologist, psychoanalyst, sociologist, humanistic philosopher, and democratic socialist.
Definition from Wikipedia – Erich Fromm

Alain de Botton

Alain de Botton, FRSL (; born 20 December 1969) is a Swiss-born British philosopher and author. His books discuss various contemporary subjects and themes, emphasizing philosophy's relevance to everyday life.
Definition from Wikipedia – Alain de Botton

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