Love, Guilt and Ingratitude

20 Sep 2013, Posted by Alexandros in Aphorisms

An appeal to past loving actions rendered should only be made to defend oneself against the charge of ingratitude but never given as a reason for another to act. For that transforms love into a ledger and casts suspicion on each kindness turning into a future weapon of guilt. To love out of obligation is no love at all but an attempt at exonerating one’s guilt.

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