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There are two basic ways to help humanity. One: get married, and devote yourself to raising a good family. Two: devote yourself to helping humanity in general. I chose the latter path. ~Leo Buscaglia Advertisements

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And what about those… longings which marriage stifles? These longings to hit the open road from time to time, to discover whether you could still live alone inside your own head, whether you could manage to survive in a cabin … Continue reading

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Wasn’t marriage, like life, unstimulating and unprofitable and somewhat empty when too well ordered and protected and guarded? Wasn’t it finer, more splendid, more nourishing, when it was, like life itself, a mixture of the sordid and magnificent; of mud … Continue reading

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The point of marriage is not to create a quick commonality by tearing down all boundaries; on the contrary, a good marriage is one in which each partner appoints the other to be the guardian of his solitude, and thus … Continue reading

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