"Ruled by Philia"

in philosophy •  11 days ago 


On St. Valentine’s Day,
We focus on that form of love,
Which is so entangled with lust.

This is so very
fleeting and Fragile.
It could almost be
Said to be pointless.

Brotherly love, or Philia, is
More fundamentally important.

This is how
We relate to each other, how we regard our
Fellow Humans, including our mates.

If you
Have Philia,
I think this covers the rest of
Our interactions.

“Storge”, (a new term
For me), refers to ‘natural love, as a
Parent loves a child. Our
"Familial Love" is as important as
They would be the same
Thing, but for separate
Guard your Heart,
Don’t let Eros Rule:
Should reign

“Ruled by Philia”

𝓙𝓮𝓻𝓻𝔂 𝓔 𝓢𝓶𝓲𝓽𝓱

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Wow Jerry,
This is powerful.
Storge has now been added to my vocabulary.

Thank you so much for your valuable and beautiful messages.

Much love to you my good friend.

Storge was indeed a totally new word and even concept to me, so I had to look it up myself.
I am glad you found value in these words @futuremind.