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Foolish Love

When you're in love, the whole world sings with you. Or does it?

A young couple falls in love. All day long, they think about each other and talk to each other whenever they can. A beautiful obsession.

But one day, one of them spends time with an old friend. Jealousy flies into the picture. One person feels trapped. The other person feels
abandoned. They argue and fight. No one is happy.

Another couple celebrates their 25th wedding anniversary. They feel admiration and respect for each other. They spend time apart. They
visit old friends. No one ever feels jealous.

So why is admiration better than helpless, foolish love?

“Love all too often is a compulsive passion which devours the very young.”

“A thing which is loved has to be trapped and caged, and a thing which is admired is a thing which you would like to
see free.”
L. Ron Hubbard (from a recorded lecture of Oct. 3, 1953)

Admiration is respectful; approving. You truly like the person.

So if you are obsessed with your mate, move up to feelings of admiration, before it's too late.

Look for new ways to admire him or her. Remove any compulsion to trap or cage your mate. Make it okay for this person to be free and
happy, with or without you.

You will then see for yourself that deep admiration and sincere respect results in two very happy people.

The happier you are, the more successful you will become.

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