Feb 6, 2021 • 46M

17: LOVE THEMED FEBRUARY: What is Love? Is Love an Art? And Six Different Types of Love

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The Rethinking Humanity Podcast dives into social philosopher Eric Fromm’s writings on society and culture from the 1950s and reveals their relevance to the current day. It connects modern writers and thinkers ideas to those of Fromm.
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In Episode 17, we begin a series for the month of February focused on love. To begin, we pull our springboard for discussion from Erich Fromm's book The Art of Loving (Free here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKwIlz-dzx4&t=2706s) In it, he presents six different types of love: Brotherly, Motherly, Fatherly, Erotic, Self-Love and Love for God. We give an overview of each of these types of love as well as a basic definition of what love is, from Fromm's perspective. He proposes that love is an art, and it is thus something to be learned and practiced, and must be prioritized in order to become something a person is skilled at.  At the beginning, we briefly discuss the Vox Article "What You're Feeling is Grief" by Nylah Burton: https://apple.news/AfeI0D1ydSpWD09ChXaE9ZA It mentions how COVID is affecting our mental health in an increasingly intense manner, as we are running out of ways to cope, since many of our coping mechanisms are things we have to avoid right now. Also, the amount of loss we are feeling has continue to build, including the inability to mourn the many hundreds of thousands of deaths that have occurred over the past year since we've had to cut back on gathering together. We also talk about an event we are looking forward to on April 3, and some exciting interviews we have scheduled for this month around the theme of love, sex, and relationships. Our new email address is rethinkinghumanitypodcast@gmail.com, please feel free to shoot us an email sharing your thoughts on the podcast! We'd love to hear.  :) Partner Links:   Quiet Punch - https://quietpunch.com  Code at checkout for 10% off & to Support the Podcast: RETHINKINGHUMANITY   Disclosure: The above affiliate links are products I personally use and highly recommend. We won't endorse or promote any products we haven't personally used, verified, or don't fully recommend.    Rethinking Humanity Links:  Watch this episode & other special content on our YouTube Channel Rethinking Humanity: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn1uXuWC4Tiq2wMP36Ht68w  Find us on socials:  IG: @rethinkinghumanity, @laceydelayne, @larreasonya  @victorwainho  Twitter: @rthnknghumanity, @laceydelayne, @victorwainho  Credits:  Executive Producer & Co-Host: Lacey Delayne  Co-Host & Producer: Sonya Larrea  Technical Producer: Victor Ho --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rethinkinghumanity/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rethinkinghumanity/support