Thank you for your reply!
If I recall correctly, the quote was at least, if not moreso, in the context of temporal unity (loving your self across time) rather than spatially (e.g. a single partner in a romantic relationship loving the other).Christell Lindeque wrote: ↑March 3rd, 2023, 12:47 pm I am not sure how I feel about this quote. The first part of the quote is what I agree with. I do, however, have mixed feelings about the second part. This will only work if the other person in the relationship returns the sentiment.
Temporally, an example of loving sacrifice would be me, 36-year-old Scott, being happy to sacrifice comfort today by running on the torture machine we call a treadmill out of love for 37-year-old Scott, so he can reap the more material rewards of my sacrifice.
Spatially, an example of loving sacrifice would include me, 36-year-old Scott, being happy to exhaust myself work hard to make money to put food on the table to feed my kids, or otherwise being willing to sacrifice comfort for the sake of my kids and endure great pains, fears, risks, and even death for them. I can imagine many scenarios where, out of live, I would be happy to sacrifice my life for my kids.
You mention the condition of "if the other person in the relationship returns the sentiment". I think you are talking about something very different than what I am. You are talking about something much more transactional, like "I'll give you $20 per hour if you work for me," or "I won't sleep with other people if you don't." There is nothing wrong with such business-like conditional transactions, and as a human I engage in them plenty, but it's just a very different subject.
Thank you again for your reply!