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September 4th, 2007, 10:31
Should there be love and marriage for all people
This is a two part question, because love and marriage are two different things.

1) Should there be love for all people ?
Yes - but everyone has work on that very hard, love yourself, love the people (and animals) around you (= be there, listen, help whereever you can, be nice, have fun) and then you have a good basis for a partnership with a single person.

2a) Should there be marriage for all people ?
There should be a legal way for all people to stay together for life within the framework of existing legislation with all rights and duties of a marriage.

2b) It would be nice if this legal contract could be sealed in all the different churches in the world.

according to Erich Fromm every human has 5 basic needs:

1. Relatedness - relationships with others, care, respect, knowledge;
2. Transcendence - creativity, develop a loving and interesting life;
3. Rootedness - feeling of belonging;
4. Sense of Identity - see ourselves as a unique person and part of a social group.
5. A frame of orientation- the need to understand the world and our place in it.

A good start to read is his book The Art of Loving (1956).

For every complex problem, there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong. - HL Mencken
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