It’s that simple

I try to love every person I meet. But more than that, I try to love every person on this planet. Love: “unselfish loyal and benevolent (see benevolent 1a) concern for the good of another: such as (1) : the fatherly concern of God for humankind (2) : brotherly concern for others.” Love is not difficult. Love is natural. To not love others goes against our nature. Mirror Neurons are the source of empathy in our brains. Our brains are hard-wired to recognize a connection, a mutual interest. It is in our interest to act in selfless ways. Community works toward insulating individuals from isolation. Connection and symbiosis are necessary for humankind’s happiness and survival. And yet, somehow we tend to feel safer when we disconnect, refusing to let others in. I suppose, if we care about others, we give them the power to cause us pain. But real love fears no pain. Real love choses empathy and connection over fear of pain. If we seek our own fulfillment, we have no choice but to love each other. It’s that simple.

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