An Indian ("Bollywood") movie is on the TV, but I'm not paying much attention. Then a slice of dialogue catches my ear. A central character finds herself at the apex of an archetypal love-triangle, deeply infatuated with one boy, desperately courted by another. Her mother advises, "Don't marry the one you love; marry the one who loves you!" It reminds me of the Robert A. Heinlein Stranger in a Strange Land definition: "Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own." Both proverbs rather Golden-Rule-like in their reciprocity ...

TopicLife - TopicHumor - TopicEntertainment - TopicLiterature - 2005-05-20

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