How Latino Embraces His Insignificance In The Age Of Social Media
Despite acknowledging his insignificance, Brooklyn's Jose Franco is trying to stay conscious, grateful, forgiving, envisioning a perfect future, in the moment and blessed through unconditional love.
By: Jose Franco
In 2000, during my 3 year wedding anniversary dinner, I had an argument with someone (I forget about what) and my wife noticed it was ruining the evening. My wife instructed me to honor my feelings, but not to allow the hate into my heart - she reminded me the person I had the disagreement with, earlier in life was somebody's baby. She told me to "overlook the flawed adult and focus on loving the baby he once was, since the best way is love". This shift in paradigm trick helped me be a better son too, my mom loves me, but is far from perfect.
Unfortunately, unconditional love isn't innate, you must first choose to see this for yourself. The difference between the who and the what at the heart of love, separates the heart. It is often said that love is the movement of the heart. Does my heart move because I love someone who is an absolute singularity, or because I love the way that someone is? Often love starts with some type of seduction. One is attracted because the other is like this or like that. Inversely, love is disappointed and dies when one comes to realize the other person doesn't merit our love. The other person isn't like this or that. So at the death of love, it appears that one stops loving another not because of who they are but because they are such and such. That is to say, the history of love, the heart of love, is divided between the who and what.
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