Do you have 19 minutes and 53 seconds?
You MUST watch this video by Alain de Botton about the nature of love.
I’ve written about de Botton before, with good reason: the man is brilliant, wise, and funny, no matter what his subject matter.
But there’s something special about watching a video in which the author:
Rails against romanticism – destroying the concept of soulmates, destiny and “you just know” feelings.
Pillories the idea that your partner should confirm all your feelings, think you’re perfect, and read your mind.
Points out that we are highly flawed people with few powers of introspection and capacity for change who are dating other highly flawed people