All About Love: New Visions by bell hooks
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
bell hooks’ All About Love is a must-read for all of humanity. bell hooks explores all types of relationships and how society tells us to participate in them versus how we should approach them. She breaks down the good and the bad aspects of relationships, like honesty, commitment, greed, and spirituality, and digs deep into how we should handle each of these aspects. The most powerful part of the book for me was when she breaks down the difference between "being taken care of" versus "being loved." We all think that our family loves us because they take care of us and provide us with basic necessities. However, bell hooks argues that being taken care of is vastly different from being loved. Love, she says, isn’t about providing the basic necessities for survival. Love is about nurturing one’s spirit and helping them become the best possible version of themselves. This book completely changed the way I thought about love and relationships. It is food for the soul. I highly recommend it!
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