The Art of Loving

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“The Art of Loving” by Erich Fromm Erich Fromm was a social psychologist who lived from 1900-1980. He is the author of many books, including “The Art of Loving” in 1956. I chose to analyze this book because love is something that engulfs us. I also thought it would be interesting to compare and contrast Fromm’s theories about love to see if they are still consistent with today’s society, based on my personal experiences. One of Fromm’s main arguments was that the type of intimacy that comes from spontaneous, sexual attraction is not going to last very long. He states that once the thrill and excitement wears off, there is not going to be anything left to base a relationship on. I agree with this idea whole-heartedly. In a college setting, it is difficult to find and connect with someone on a deep level. Every sexual encounter is exciting at the beginning, and you may hope it will lead to something more, but it never does. Love doesn’t form from sexual satisfaction, but from a strong emotional tie that two people share. “If two people who have been strangers, as all of us are, suddenly let the wall between them break down, and feel close, feel one, this moment of oneness is one of the most exhilirating, most exciting experiences in life.” I have recently found myself feeling this exhilirating experience in my own life. I have been in relationships before
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This note was uploaded on 01/04/2012 for the course PSY 241 taught by Professor Davidknight during the Fall '11 term at Miami University.

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