The Art of Love

Jun 23, 2016 Posted Under: philosophy

My take on a recommendation of my son, the film 500 days of Summer

The Art of Love (and Friendship?):

emotionally pleasing communications

from understanding and acceptance of

discrepancies between expectations of an event and its actuality

based on differing responses to the continually changing inputs of life.


Preferring one person over another leads to disappointment and joy
at individual times for each of the parties involved
(original disappointment changing to joy of being free)

with intensity according to perceived suddenness of change.


The whole film is against a playful background of

destiny vs free choice
disappointment vs joy
pain vs pleasure (I wonder how we calculate these as experienced by each, and does it achieve fairness?)

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