We all love. We all want to be loved. We all want to be loved for who we are, not the perception of who we are, our trues selves.
Love has a currency, what is it?
“Loves currency is Virtue. You love them not for what you do for them or what they do for you, you love them for their values, their virtues which they have achieved in their own character.” -Ayn Rand
This quote resonated with me. I have never been a person who felt like I should freely give my love, something so personal, so intimate to just anyone without any merit. The beauty with this quote is that it is so pure and simple. It takes away the facade and replaces it with something very real. If we love someone for their virtue, their values, their character, we are seeing and appreciating the real person. When we only love someone for what they can do for us or us for them, we’re bound to have disappointment, because then we are looking and depending on someone else to fulfil something within ourselves.
What kind of love are you giving, receiving or expecting?