The renowned psychoanalyst and social philosopher Erich Fromm has helped millions of men and women achieve rich, productive lives by developing their hidden capacities for love. In this astonishingly frank and candid book, he explores the ways in which this extraordinary emotion can alter the whole course of your life.
Most of us are unable to develop our capacities for love on the only level that really counts — a love that is compounded of maturity, self-knowledge, and courage. Learning to love, like other arts, demands practice and concentration. Even more than any other art, it demands genuine insight and understanding.
In this classic work, Fromm explores love in all its aspects - not only romantic love, steeped in false conceptions and lofty expectations, but also love of parents, children, brotherly love, erotic love, self-love, and the love of God.
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The book seems to be built upon assumptions with little to no evidence providing a foundation. He states certain ideas as fact, when they sound impossible to realistically prove.
I.E. Homosexuals can never achieve oneness because true oneness is only found with a man and woman. A combination of opposites. Therefore they will go through their whole life searching for completion without finding it.
It seems downright misleading. Where is the evidence for this claim?
Some ideas that should take 15-30 minutes to realistically work through are presented back to back with no deeper explanation.
Finally, the nararrator's voice is not the best. Sounds sharp and almost aggressive.
Overall, the whole thing seems to be just ruminations of a wandering, pseudo-philosophical mind with too much time and confidence on it's hands.