02 May Duty and Love are Incompatible
“As we grow and develop, our love changes, embracing more of the world and maturing as we assume more responsibility for those we love. A loving person loves life, and all that is alive and everything that sustains life. It is this love that furthers the ongoing process of life: human, animal, and plant.
Responsibility doesn’t mean being burdened or being obligated. It means responding with love, but never as a duty. Duty and love are incompatible, since love is the response of a free man whose duty, if anything is to be a loving person.”
Excerpt from Love, Sex, and Your Heart by Alexander Lowen
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