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The man who first brought love to the classroom offers a postgraduate course for people in every kind of relationship and for those who yearn for love. In powerful short takes, Leo Buscaglia turns the light of his wisdom on every facet of the priceless jewel of love and discusses: Love that is more than a comfort zone; Creating an "Us" without destroying the "Me;" The valuThe man who first brought love to the classroom offers a postgraduate course for people in every kind of relationship and for those who yearn for love. In powerful short takes, Leo Buscaglia turns the light of his wisdom on every facet of the priceless jewel of love and discusses: Love that is more than a comfort zone; Creating an "Us" without destroying the "Me;" The value of differences, and so much more. These challenging lessons in loving will enrich your life for as long as you live....

Title : Born For Love: Reflections on Loving
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ISBN : 9780449909294
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 320 Pages
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Born For Love: Reflections on Loving Reviews

  • Nate Bagley
    2019-04-14 16:33

    If Leo Buscaglia were alive today, he would have a blog, and this book would be a compilation of his blog posts. If the purpose of this book was to get me thinking differently about the way I love, and to raise my awareness of the ways others struggle with love, then it was 100% successful.

  • Μαρία
    2019-04-17 15:42

    "Ένας καλός δρόμος προς την αυτογνωσία είναι να υποβάλλουμε στον εαυτό μας ερωτήσεις και να τις απαντάμε με ειλικρίνεια.Πάνω σ' αυτήν την ιδέα,θα ήθελα να προτείνω μερικές ερωτήσεις για το 'τέλος της ημέρας'...-Είναι κανείς λίγο πιο ευτυχισμένος επειδή ήρθε σ' επαφή μαζί μου σήμερα;-Άφησα κάποια συγκεκριμένη απόδειξη της καλοσύνης μου,κάποιο σημάδι της αγάπης μου;-Προσπάθησα να σκεφτώ κάποιον που γνωρίζω από πιο θετική σκοπιά;-Βοήθησα κανέναν να νιώσει χαρά,να γελάσει-ή τουλάχιστον να χαμογελάσει;-Προσπάθησα ν' αφαιρέσω λίγη από τη σκουριά που διαβρώνει τις σχέσεις μου;-Πέρασα τη μέρα χωρίς να παραπονεθώ για όσα δεν έχω εκτιμώντας όσα έχω;-Συγχώρησα άλλους που δεν ήταν τέλειοι;-Συγχώρησα τον εαυτό μου;-Έμαθα κάτι καινούριο για τη ζωή ή την αγάπη;Αν δεν είστε ικανοποιημένοι από τις απαντήσεις σας,μη χάνετε το κουράγιο σας.Αύριο θα ξεκινήσετε πάλι από την αρχή!Πρόκειται για ένα κουίζ στο οποίο αποκλείεται ν' αποτύχετε-αρκεί να το θελήσετε!....για να δικαιούμαι την ευτυχία μου,πρέπει όχι μόνο να την κερδίσω για τον εαυτό μου,αλλά και να τη μοιράσω....Η αγάπη μάς προσφέρει την πιο πλούσια εμπειρία για την οποία είμαστε ικανοί ως άνθρωποι.Και περιμένει μόνο μια απόφαση εκ μέρους μας για να λειτουργήσει.Πάρτε τη και ένας ολόκληρος κόσμος αγάπης θα γίνει δικός σας!Είμαστε πράγματι γεννημένοι ν' αγαπάμε."

  • Georgia
    2019-04-23 19:40

    Όποια πράξη περιορίζει δεν είναι αγάπη. Η αγάπη είναι αγάπη μόνο όταν απελευθερώνει.

  • Kristen
    2019-04-07 18:28

    Slightly cheesy but pretty much what you'd expect from a book with this title. :)I have been revisiting the ideas presented in a Love and Morality Seminar I took in college. I think they used both this author's works and C.S. Lewis as reference material. It's very interesting.

  • NK
    2019-03-23 16:52

    I am totally digging this book so far. It's not like a huge long book that tells a story or anything, kind of like different sayings or snippets that are different on each page but each has its own message which is pretty neat.

  • Amanda C
    2019-04-17 15:39

    This is one of my all time favorite books. I live by the messages in this book! It's filled with short inpiring stories and theories of how to love your best.

  • Nathan Albright
    2019-04-17 11:53

    It is easy to see why someone who was in a rush to purchase books for a voracious reader would see this book and think it a likely one for me to enjoy. When I was reading it in the break room this afternoon at work, I was asked if I was reading a romance novel, and I had to demur, since this is most definitely not a romance novel. Yet my coworker was onto something, in that this book is about romantic love, as well as love in other, more vague and general senses, and the person who bought this book for me would have likely not purchased it had she read it more than a little before buying it in a rush. The reason for that is indicated quite plainly by the author himself, a former professor of a "love class" at the University of Southern California [1] where I attended my undergraduate studies, which coincidentally enough did not include this particular course, when he says: "Our goal, after all, is humanness, not godliness (154)." My criticisms of this book, and they are many, do not detract from the fact that the author is right that we are born for love, and and they are distinct from the fact that the author concedes he was viewed as nut for setting up a college course as a tenured professor at USC in the study and practice of love. He was entirely right to undertake the task, albeit entirely wrongheaded in his approach, as he was aiming at the wrong goal. The goal is godliness after all.The contents of this book read almost like a parody of New Age ruminations on love and the sort of quotes that appear on fortune cookies or page a day motivational calendars. Most of the book consists of short reflections by the author, often containing a family story or some sort of reference to Eastern religious thought and practice or Western philosophy, with a related quote by a famous person on the bottom of the page. Some pages are filled with what the author believes to be encouraging quotes on lavender paper, like "Giving in as an important kind of giving when people love each other (173)." Many of the thoughts are repetitive, and the author's insistence that love has been viewed rather vaguely because of the cynicism of people (likely people like me are in view here) and because love has been dealt with by amateurs instead of college professors like him strikes one a bit hollow when the book itself is very vague. The Greeks famously had four words for love--storge for familial affection, eros for romantic love, phileo for friendship, and agape for self-sacrificial love, but the author's use of love is very vague, and mostly focuses on romantic love along with some comments about friendship and family [2]. The fact that the author nearly entirely ignores the Bible but quotes Lakota wisdom and a lot of references to Buddhism as well as a few to Taoism also suggests that this author is himself an amateur when dealing with love, since there are no references to 1 Corinthians 13 and only one very brief and superficial reference to the Golden Rule. This level of ignorance and imprecision about love does not speak highly as to one's competence in dealing with the serious subject of love.Perhaps just as serious is the fact that the author is so wildly inconsistent and even paradoxical in his advice and counsel. He cannot decide, for example, if fear is responsible for people saying no or if no is what gives definition to a yes. He cannot decide if self-esteem is the foundation of our ability to love others or if our natural egoism is too much of a barrier to loving and losing ourselves in others, but yet remaining two people growing independently as well as together. He cannot decide if the focus on continual improvement and self-education is of pivotal importance or if love is so simple that it is viewed as cliche by others. Indeed, it is likely that this book is to be viewed as cliche by many of its readers, although I cannot imagine there being many readers for this particular book, except among those who appreciate new age positive psychology, and those who are reading about its humanistic views on love from the point of view of the opening wedge of Buddhist thought in academia and public culture. The book even makes a subtle appeal to views on reincarnation, a view that has gotten much less subtle in other recent efforts [3]. In the end, this book is contradictory and shallow, and represents the sort of amateur and slapdash approach to love that its author deplores in others. Nevertheless, even saying all this, the advice given here would be an improvement upon the way that many people approach the matter of love. 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  • Armando Alcazar
    2019-04-07 18:36

    Love it! Leo Buscaglia is a special writer, he transmits his love remarkably in this book. I bought this book just because the title seems like the very me, however it is so much better than expected! I think Italians (like this author) express love as deep as Spanish/Latino people, love without frontiers without a special interest, love because we born for love!

  • Tassos Bog
    2019-04-07 12:49

    Λίγο πριν φύγει το 2017 τελείωσα το βιβλίο αυτό που είναι ένα βιβλίο που πρέπει να το διαβάσουν όλοι. Χρήσιμες συμβουλές για την αγάπη και όχι μόνο!

  • Nhung Nguyễn
    2019-04-07 13:45

    LOve stories are hot-point to discuss, thanks to this book makes me calm down with my ex and future loving.

  • ZaRi
    2019-04-04 15:30

    شب، زمان مناسبی است که بیندیشیم چه کرده ایم تا جهان، بهتر و شفیق تر و دوست داشتنی تر از پیش شود.اگر پاسخی هم نبود، باز شب وقت خوبی است که ببینیم از دستمان چه کاری برمی آید. لازم نیست کاری کنیم کارستان. می شود به امور دست به نقد و ساده پرداخت: تلفنی که هنوز نزده ایم، نوشتن نامه ای که بی خیالش شده ایم، تلافی کردن لطفی که نتوانسته ایم پاسخ دهیم. برای بخشیدن عشق، فرصت نامحدود است و در دسترس همگان.

  • arcobaleno
    2019-03-28 14:45

    Sulla scia di Vivere, amare, capirsi pensavo di trovarvi qualcosa di più. Rispetto all'altro mi ha deluso, forse per la ripetizione degli stessi concetti o forse per una mia diversa predisposizione.

  • Enna Akua
    2019-04-12 12:33

    Love :)

  • Anastazi Sara
    2019-04-10 14:47

    Δεν υπάρχουν λόγια να εκφράσουν την πληρότητα των διδαγμάτων που δίνει στο βιβλίο αυτό ο συγγραφέας στο νόημα και τη σημασία της έννοιας "αγάπη" που τόσο πολύ έχει χαθεί στις μέρες μας

  • April
    2019-03-30 16:47

    Powerful and poignant reminders about how to think about and engage Love. So thankful for this.

  • Cws
    2019-04-01 15:35