What is the meaning of true love?

True love means being your fully authentic self and knowing deep in your gut the one who loves you is all in for every last bit of it.

Do acts of kindness have a motive? 

Seeing as we’re human beings I’d say yes, acts of kindness have a motive. Sometimes it’s not so great, like a coworker who wants to hide that she’s stabbing you in the back with the boss. More often it’s just a law of natural consequences thing. Doing a kindness for other people makes us feel good, and warm fuzzies are a powerful positive reinforcement.

So whether you’re doing them because you’re purposefully trying to log the acts (“see? I’m a good person”) or because you’ve been conditioned to enjoy the warm fuzzies, either way there’s a motive. I’m still a big fan of those acts of kindness, though.

If we live in a civilized world why do we see so many distinctions between rich and poor?

I’d venture that “civilization” in itself is why we have so many distinctions between rich and poor. Our society in particular breeds a culture of scarcity along with a belief that having more – more money, more education, more stuff – is the mark of success. And as we all know, [sarcasm font] nothing proves one person’s success more than another person’s failure. Sigh.

Do we love ourselves more in the virtual world than in the real world?

Ooh, good question! There are days when I definitely love myself more in the virtual world. Where else can I completely sidestep painfully awkward gawkiness in favor of the time and space to process and express my thoughts? I think there are a lot of us who are more comfortable with the persona we choose to put out there through the screen’s filter.

Are you grateful?

Exceedingly. I’m human, so sometimes I forget, but yes. I am exceedingly grateful.

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