This story started with a riddle someone posted on Facebook: “The most ephemeral substance in the universe is pursued by both rich and poor, both learned and ignorant, both strong and weak. It can be both a tonic and a poison. What is it?” The answer posted to this riddle was “romantic love,” with which I argued that True love doesn't have an antagonist, it's irresistible and heavenly, and it is only a tonic. Obsession, on the other hand, turns into poison and it has nothing to do with love. The next comment got me thinking – it read “Romantic love and true love are not synonymous.” They’re not?
10 11, 2013