Girl who dances in a cage (cagekitten) wrote,
Girl who dances in a cage

quote/question of the day

My quote for the day is from a book I'm reading that challenges the notion of romantic love. It asserts that we are programmed by society to think of loving ourselves as taboo and rather to seek out some one to love (who will love us back). I'm interested in your opinion on this quote:

"The self contained, emotionally autonomous, intellectually free individual is the greatest threat to the institutions that want to control us. We see attempts to manipulate almost everywhere - in politics, religion, advertising, entertainment. We are programmed to 'fall' for the hunk or honey of a certain aesthetic type, and to believe that these images of sex and beauty mean 'love'. Then these images can be used to sell us anything from cigarettes to movie tickets. And they are, they are."

-Peter McWilliams

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