TODO: radically revamp. gentrify.

An excerpt from…something, surely
There are many ways one could choose to define love; not all agree, but all reflect the diverse facets of experience and action with which we associate the world.
The particular face of love I would assign to a discussion of education is that embodied in this sentence: the one you love is the one you cannot deny while remaining who you are. (By “deny” I mean to ignore, to turn ones back on, or to otherwise refuse to acknowledge the full and true existence of another.)
In this sense, love is the choice to need. We have defined education as a human action, and it is through humanity that love enters the realm of education. For the choice to be human is the choice to be inextricably bound up with the rest of humanity; it is to chose to need them; it is to choose to love them.
This is important because it places limitations on what we may do”there are choices and compromises we cannot make without violating our love, our humanity”and because it places certain responsibilities on our shoulders”we must fight and struggle for those we love.
“Among human beings,” Simone Weil writes, “Only the existence of those we love is fully recognized”belief in the existence of other human beings as such is love.” Too often we try to maintain social relations and, indeed, societies, without the realization of this basic reality and without real recognition of the existence of all people to all people.
I believe this is connected to Dewey”s interpretation of laissez-faire economics and the salvation of individual souls: that these signify a lack or loss of faith in the possibility of radical intervention of intelligence in the world of human affairs. (By intelligence Dewey means not so much reason as the capacity to imagine, create, and act with intent and thoughtful care) In a world in which we do not fully recognize each other”s existence, how can we intervene, how can we change, how, above all, can we teach” It is in such a world that we begin to think of every man as for himself, in which we can go so far as to rationalize and codify this into whole bodies of social science theory and even theology.
h2. See also
Lev Actually, Love, Actually
category:theory behavior