Love as a Problem
Evil is rightly considered a ‘problem’ by any thinking person who observes the many ways in which it thwarts our expectations and mocks our aspirations. But we rarely think about love (or pleasure or beauty) as a ‘problem’ worthy of sustained reflection.[via Just Wondering]
Of course love does not present itself as an immediate problem because we don’t experience it as something negative. But I think that the fact that we all experience and long for it is a remarkable feature of human experience, one that cries out for explanation because it could surely have been otherwise.