Modern Romanticism

The aspect of romance, divided between the heartening and the thoughtful.

Words of Wisdom – “To be Loved, or to be Feared” – Philosophy on Love – 11/11/2019

November 11, 2019

“We should state immediately that to be loved is a greater risk, than to be feared. Would Hitler ever have stepped down from ambition, to see whomever he loved? He rose, alike an insect climbing up the highest wall, alike a moth that attempts to reach for the sun, though burns away by its own attraction. Love is the emotion that causes one to willingly submit, and drop whatever shield, whatever barricade they raised against another. Though, a competition of fear, would make another attempt to break the barricade, using what is opposite from will, being force. Force is associated with politics, and love is never assimilated within it.

Power is a force of fear, while love is a force of power. Though, within love, we fall beneath the one we called an ‘enemy’, with a willingness to surrender. And now, we bleed tears before their voice, say that we were wrong as that ‘enemy’ voices the honesty we avoid.

Tears stream in love, not blood.”


Words of Wisdom – “A 21st Century’s Losing Touch with Empathy” – Philosophy on Love – 11/6/2019

November 6, 2019

“A 21st century’s losing touch with empathy is when we continually utter the two words, ‘Be yourself’. Has no one ever considered, or rather, has everyone forgotten what it means to identify with someone else? It is a tragic world where people are only themselves, and no one can be alike another, or admit to being like another, or ever venture to say to another, ‘I am just like you’. It is a loss of empathy in this respect, for to simply want to be like oneself is to create distance, and thus, there is no unity in this. To be like oneself, will never make such a selfish person want to be like another, even though, in truth, they are like everyone.

Do we call such words as ‘Be yourself’ as ‘nobility’? How pathetic. How bizarre. And how needless.”