In this week’s Success Newsletter, I would like to explore the famous quote “love conquers all” and reveal the ways that clashing values destroy relationships.
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Now, let’s talk about the famous quote “love conquers all” and reveal the ways that clashing values destroy relationships.
“Love conquers all. and we must yield to Love”
- Eclogue X by Virgil, 37 BC,
It is one of the simplest and most beautiful quotes of all time – love conquers everything, it is an uplifting and inspiring quote. And indeed, in countless ways and instances, it has proven to be correct – the way that love between two people has conquered societal pressures or the objections of friends and parents; the way that an adult’s love and devotion has resulted in the adoption and rescue of a child from an orphanage.
But does love truly conquer all?
If so, why is the divorce rate so high? (Divorce in the US has risen for the past 3 years – http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-18/worsening-u-s-divorce-rate-points-to-improving-economy.html )
Why did the love not conquer all; why did it not conquer everything?
If love conquers all things (problems, obstacles, circumstances, illness, etc), how can there be so many failed relationships and how is it possible that love can result in so much pain, disappointment and heartbreak?
As revealed in other newsletters, there are many forms of love – http://patrickwanis.com/blog/love-or-infatuation In that article, I also explain and reveal the meaning of the four different Greek words for love – “Philia, Storge, Eros and Agape.”
There is also passionate and companionate love; passionate love is the honeymoon love which science and research reveal lasts about 18 months to 3 years in relationships; companionate love is the tenderness, deep affection, caring and friendship of a life-long relationship. http://patrickwanis.com/blog/passionate-companionate-love/
I define love as wanting the best for the other person.
However, even that definition does not explain why there are so many failed relationships and marriages; why there is so much heartbreak and pain in what appeared to be a foundation of love.