“We need to help people to discover the true meaning of love. Love is generally confused with dependence. Those of us who have grown in true love know that we can love only in proportion to our capacity for independence.”
— Fred Rogers (The World According to Mister Rogers)
yes ~ POW! what a great quote from Mister Rogers.
i came across this today while researching an article.
this plain advice and honest opinion resonated with me.
when i read it, i thought how simple this truth really is.
and i realized for some people the concept might not be so easy,
it might be outright conflicting or incredibly foreign.
because for some people who live & love in fear
to have independence & love together
might represent opposing and counteractive forces
and an impossibility for now
or for ever.
yet for me today,
this concept of true love seems
so easy, so essential, so intuitive, and so eternal ~ sb
- love is independent ~ fear is dependent (sarahneanbruce.wordpress.com)
COMMENT @April Colburn-Untersinger –
Top of my head opinion:
Stages of being: Infant—>dependent;
the latter being more truly mature.
Experience in each phase is probably needed
in order to move on to the next.
Some get “stuck” at one point or another.
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