Have you ever had that feeling of not only intense jealousy, but also anger, and bitterness at either someone who is succeeding at something you would like to be good at or at someone who treats you badly and yet you stay silent?
As humans, even our selflessness is tainted with selfishness, and so it’s almost impossible to even conceive of such a relationship, where no demands are placed on the beloved by the lover. Be it a romantic relationship or a friendship (Philia) or even a parent and child relationship (Storge), both parties are always placing and will always place demands on each other.
And maybe that’s all that matters. Finding something, anything at all that grips you and trying to make that the centerpiece of your life; maybe, just maybe that’s what life is all about.
Some writers confuse being authentic, which they ought always to aim at, with originality, which they should never bother about