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Modern Romanticism

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

Words of Wisdom – “The Distrusted Individual” – 7/15/2019

July 15, 2019
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“The individual reigns in all their choices? Is it so that a person will find their situation as normal, and such should be left as is? What kind of philosophy is this? What does it create besides a world of distrust? We believe the individual to be in full control, and what about the individual’s own family and friends? Are they not to offer input? Are we, as individuals, soon better off blocking out all criticism, labeling it as ‘negativity’, and viewing ourselves as the only right ones? The individual would be very lonely in their own little habitat of normality. They’d say, ‘What I do is deemed as right only by me’, and be better off not knowing what another thinks on their actions. All this does is create that aforementioned ‘world of distrust’ between the common human. What people call ‘strangers’ could be friends, for every friend had once been a stranger.”

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Words of Wisdom – “Respect, as Occasionally the Replacement for Love” – 7/14/2019

July 14, 2019
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“Love is automatic and gifted, whereas respect is earned and disposable. The respected are not so easily loved. To desire respect is not so much to desire a risk of the life, the unguarded life, and the unguarded heart. We, as stubborn humans, who desire respect, will guard all our weaknesses. Through respect, we place upon our faces a mask, where we believe nothing can penetrate it. It is just so, from the man to the woman, and her body is too much the beauty to penetrate in the figurative sense, that the strongest man will find his way to her heart. For if it is his heart that controls him, and not his mind, he’ll find himself tangled in her veins. Respect oftentimes is the replacement for love, because with people who desire the former, the latter becomes our weakness, and there is no way we wish to allow our guards to drop. Especially through love, when our shields are willingly dropped. From the knight to his beloved maiden, he’ll submit with knee to the floor, before his most wanted devotion.”

Words of Wisdom – “The Earned Disrespect” – 7/14/2019

July 14, 2019
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“Some will repeat the words, ‘They have disrespected me,’ while others will repeat the words, ‘Respect is earned.’ And I say, ‘If respect is earned, then what about disrespect?’ Disrespect must have a foundation of that which is to be deserved to the proper person who deserves it. Respect is earned, then so should disrespect also be earned. No woman should say, ‘He disrespected me,’ without first thinking, ‘Perhaps I deserved it.’ And then knowing that she deserved it, might bring her peace.”

Words of Wisdom – “On the Desire for Respect” – 7/8/2019

July 8, 2019
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“Respect holds lesser risk than to be loved. To be feared, as well, holds a lesser risk, than to be loved. It is the respected one who is feared of their capabilities, and the loved one who is bound up in fear, themselves. There is no greater fear than to lose that which clings upon the heart. The heart is everyone’s vulnerability. Does the warrior drop their shield when struck by the panic from love? Always, for that shield was willingly dropped.”

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