Is this statement relevant for how many? Can I say that I could include myself also in it. To some extent we live in a love deprived world. And particularly the victims of this love deprivation are children, elders and the poor. It may include us also.
Paul Dolan in his well researched book titled “Happiness by Design,” talks about ‘Pleasure-Purpose-Principle-the PPP. He talks about the necessity of feeling both in a proportionate way. A true happy life according to him contains lots of positive sentiments of pleasure and purpose. In modern world what people lack is the balance between the two and some gone too far in seeking only one and feel the absence of the other. According to me reception and sharing of genuine love has to be part of pleasure seeking attitudes we all have.
There are people who due to love deprivation are seeking compensations in wrong place and all the more get hurt. It includes various kinds of addictions, empty pleasure seeking needs, exploiting others for one’s own satisfaction, unhealthy compensations and power cravings. What one could do to overcome these unhealthy needs?
Practice of love
Try love in your context and experience the joy of being loved. I have seen people bubbling with new energy and strength when they feel being love.
We need to create genuine love circles where people could experience unconditional love in God’s name in their own family and outside. It could be a zone where people are saturated with such an abundance of love and they can afterwards share or are propelled to go and share.
We need schooling in love and genuine moments of meaning in love.
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