Straddling the line between freedom vs. intimacy and sense of belonging. When we show preference for one, we ultimately need to be willing to sacrifice the other to a certain degree.?
To have complete freedom, we face limitations on the level of depth with the connections we make and values like loyalty, commitment, attachment, and belonging. On the flip side, to form intimacy and a sense of belonging, we need to give up some of our freedom of choice and selfishness.?
As humans, it’s easy to yearn for both and seek to have all the benefits of a situation when, in fact, having one thing means that you cannot have the other.