Bertrand Russell was a British philosopher who wrote about many themes on the human condition in books such as “The Problems of Philosophy” (1912) and “ The Conquest of Happiness” (1930).
Rainer Maria Rilke was an Austrian poet responsible for sublime German lyrical poetry and novels. He died in 1927.
The words of these thinkers are relevant still : love, commitment, devotion – truths, defined absolutely.
Pink was not the first to nail The Truth about Love ( 2014).
Best and Most Important – Bertrand Hussel!
It is therefore possible for a civilized man and woman to be happy in marriage, although if this is to be the case a number of conditions must be fulfilled. There must be a feeling of complete equality on both sides; there must be no interference with mutual freedom; there must be the most complete physical and mental intimacy:
and there must be a certain similarity in regard to standards of values……..Given all these conditions, I believe marriage to be the best and most important relation that can exist between two human beings.
Letters to a Young Poet – Rainer Maria Rilke
For one human being to love another human being – that is perhaps the most
difficult task entrusted to us, the ultimate task, the final test and proof, the work for which all other work is merely preparation. Loving does not at first mean merging, surrendering and uniting with another person – it is a high inducement for the individual to ripen, to become something in himself, to become world, to become world in himself lor the sake of another person; it is a great, demanding claim on him, something that chooses him and calls him to great distances