i should start posting on here again. i miss the blogosphere
- Q: What do you mean when you say, “Love is not about power”?
- GLORIA STEINEM: When I was writing Revolution from Within, I wrote a chapter about the difference between romance and love. It dawned on me that love is about wanting what’s best for the other person; it’s two whole people. Romance is about wanting the other person; it’s two fractional people trying to become whole. Nobody else can be the rest of you because you’re unique. Romance is often about power and possession. It may turn into love, but it has different characteristics. Some say it’s the most intense form of curiosity and exploring—which is why it burns out. Someone else cannot be the rest of you.