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Alain de Botton on Hiding from Ourselves in Love
“Every fall into love involves the triumph of hope over self-knowledge. We fall in love hoping we won't find in another what we know is in ourselves, all the cowardice, weakness, laziness, dishonesty, compromise, and stupidity. We throw a cordon of love around the chosen one and decide that everything within it will somehow be free of our faults. We locate inside another a perfection that eludes us within ourselves, and through our union with the beloved hope to maintain (against the evidence of all self-knowledge) a precarious faith in our species.” ― Alain de Botton, On Love
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Is this a full book, or just an essay? I'm really interested to read the whole piece! @timeturnerjones
3 years ago·Reply
It's an excerpt from one of his works! I'll check if its a book or not :) @onesmile
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