• Hi. It’s great to see you. Welcome!

    Our forum members are people, maybe like yourself, who experience mental health difficulties or who have had them at some point in their life. Amongst our membership there is a wealth of expertise that has been developed through having to deal with mental health issues.

    We are an actively moderated forum with a team of experienced moderators. We also have a specialist safety team that works extra hard to keep the forum safe for visitors and members.

    Register now to access many more features and forums!

The Art of Love

Kerome

Kerome

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 29, 2013
Messages
12,748
Location
Europe
I did think it was a bit odd that he starts the section on the practice of love with a long talk about discipline. But otherwise I thought it was a good book, I’ll look into the others he has written.
 
tiltawhirl

tiltawhirl

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 30, 2010
Messages
5,044
Location
Bristol, TN/VA, USA (near mountains and 6 hours fr
Maybe I am up too early and short on coffee but I can't at the moment recall that part of the book altho there are some seeming inconsistencies and he is clearly a product of his time and culture. While some of his perspectives seem outdated and quaint (gender roles) to us, I remind my self that most religions and many cultures still believe this as appropriate and true, so it still has validity.
He was just plain wrong about labor unions. The new right to work movement is a catastrophe to the average worker.

Have you read the Drama of the Gifted Child? It asserts that the kind of child rearing as touted in the Art of Love and is of the usual practice in reality, is child abuse. It's quite famous and well thought of. I will put it up next.

I will also scan the book for the portion you have mentioned.
 
Top