Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Love as the perfect currency

Things where I grew up in are taken care of based on duty as currency. You do it because you have to, because family is family and no matter what the other person has said or done in the past it's your duty to help. Of course this sounds very sane and christian-like. But in practical terms it's like being a Corleone. And there are no verbal or physical displays of affection. You are to assume that people love you (after all you're family) and that's that. But enough about this side of things.

For the past eight months I have gotten closer to people that operate in quite a different manner. People that walk through life goofing around with a broad smile on their faces. People that say they love each other without it being called for. Just because. People that celebrate life on good times and get themselves to the other side of a tunnel on bad times. Together and without interracting like a pack of wolves (with a strong hierarchy going from the strongest alpha to the bullied omega). A family where people are cherished and cared for. Always. I have seen it happen on quite a number of occasions. Love as the perfect currency. When people are loved more love grows from that. And things are done on a basis of love and with an open heart. Because people truly want to help. It's not a matter whether or not it is our duty to help, but rather that when things are done this way you never get to a point where duty is called for. You do it because you want to. And don't you think that has a lot more value?

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