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The opposite of love is indifference, not hate

Recently, I noticed a quote stating that "The opposite of love is not hate; it’s indifference." This quote is often attributed to Elie Wiesel. Quote Investigator (QI) found an "earliest close match in [] “The Beloved Ego: Foundations of the New Study of the Psyche” by prominent Austrian psychologist Wilhelm Stekel". "There is no love without hate; and there is no...

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You bring out the worst in me

Some people bring out the best in you (video by Gladys Knight). For some people, you want to be a better man (video by Paolo Nutini). For some people, you'll never be good enough (video by Citizen Soldier). Sometimes, people bring out the worst in you (see video below). Recently, I met her. This also explains my recent blog: How can something be so right AND so...

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What constitutes a zero-sum game?

Recently, I wondered whether relationships are part of a zero-sum game, in which one wins (+1) and the other one loses (-1). The sum of -1 +1 equals zero. In my case, I'm inclined to view my relationships as a losing game. Nevertheless, Love should constitute as a win-win. When in love, both people would normally feel more happy and satisfied. If Love is an...

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The shadow over any past relationship

Last Monday, I received her "no" to my invitation to heal at my home. It didn't come as a surprise. Too much time had already expired. Her entire message did surprise me though and even made me sad for a moment. The history of our relationship is still hanging like a dark cloud (or shadow) over any future together. I suppose the above relates to several sayings,...

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The dating shopping list

Recently, my online friend made a casual remark in one of her voice messages: "everyone comes with a [dating] shopping list". I knew she is right because I have one too, in the back of my mind. It contains items like looks, smell, taste, voice. My shopping list is actually much more detailed than this list suggests. Some people look great until they open their mouth...

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