Inspired by "Real-time relationships: The logic of love"
by Stefan Molyneaux, 2008
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by Stefan Molyneaux, 2024
“This book is not about being nice to children – though do I talk about that. This book is not about reasoning with children – though I talk about that too. This book promotes peaceful parenting by removing the obstacles to it. This is not a pretty process.”
“Philosophers and theologians have written about good and evil for thousands of years – but almost never about the ethics and virtues of children and parents.”
“I used to think that all the adults around me failed to protect me because they were afraid of further provoking my mother – I dreamed that they would wait until I was independent, free of her, before sitting me down and giving me their sympathies, telling me their reasons for failing to help me.”
“I kicked my mother out when I was fifteen. I worked three jobs, took in roommates, paid my bills, made my way. I was free. And I would sometimes look at the phone – my red dusty rotary-dial phone – waiting for it to ring, for the sympathy and explanations to pour in.”
"Far best is he who knows all things himself; Good, he that hearkens when men counsel right; But he who neither knows, nor lays to heart Another’s wisdom, is a useless wight"
- Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics
Without self-knowledge, no functional relationship is possible
Take ownership of your choices: The good, the bad, and the ugly. Personal responsibility is the basis of any functional relationship
Make better choices. Find a like-minded partner that shares your values and commitment and build a family together
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