I’m really critical of what patriachal cultures have done to love. And in some ways, this thinker is exploring in a similar sense.
Some of the most important things in life are complicated in fact, but that’s because we don’t learn to deal with the complex. Complex doesn’t necessarily mean complicated, really. And love, well, that can be an amazing beautifully complex experience far from war, torture, suffering… Perhaps learning to love is one of the most important things we can learn in life! 🙂 ❤
More Listening work: About the book she mentions on metaphors (Metaphors We Live By), there’s a very interesting episode on the Talking People Podcast, around the patriarchal metaphor that equals discussing things to war.
And some reading: here’s an interesting article on constructive things that can be done To Stay in Love
Last, reading and listening: To Fall in Love with Anyone, Do This!