I do think it would be beneficial as a society if we practiced a freer form of love. Not necessarily openly fucking everything with reckless abandon. But, rather, allowing our partners to explore themselves and the world around them more fiercely. Love, as I see it today, is very conditional. It’s this idea that as long as our partners fit within a specific set of conditions, constructs and expectations, we will continue to love them. That’s a bit fucked up in my opinion. I think we need to give our partners room to explore, to make mistakes, to grow and to experience this life to the fullest. I think we need to remember that we are lovers, not keepers.
By Cole Schafer.
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