The Marriage of Love and Truth
Healthy Truth Promotes Love
Healthy Love Pursues Truth
or more explicitly:
Healthy Truth uses Facts to Promotes Love
Healthy Love uses Feelings to Pursues Truth
While apparently tautological, in fact this creates a virtuous cycle: the closer you are to genuine truth and love, the more they reinforce each other and widen the circle of authentic relationship. Conversely, attempting to build relationships on false ‘truth’ and false ‘love’ leads to ever-more inauthenticity and deception.
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The amusing postscript to that story is the reaction of the group. One of the men came up to me and said, “Ernie, this is fantastic! You ought to be a full-time writer. You’re wasting your life! What do you do for a living?”
“Well,” I said, somewhat abashed, “I work for Apple.”
“Oh,” he said. “That’s okay, then.”
Apple: the only paying job morally superior to being a starving artist. 🙂