ancient greek 'love'
Greek has four distinct words for 'love':
Agápe, Éros, Storge and
Agápe is unconditional compassion
for all existence.
passionate 'love' or lust - the sensual erotic desire of sexual possession of
Storge is familial loyalty.
virtuous loyalty displayed through affectionate companionship over
Philía has four children: two sets of twins ~ !
Each set of twins have been poloraized into the duality of good and
evil. Two forms of inwardly expressed "compassion" in Philía suggest two
forms of outwardly expressed "compassion" in Philía.
One can be enamored and awed by self.
One can be
enamored and awed by another.
One can care about oneself or one can
One can care about another or one can hate another.
Narcissists, even though they gaze longing into the pool, can never
actually see their own reflection.
Narcissists are blind to their own
actual self because they have hidden that self away behind the mask they
Although they believe they have compassion for their own selves
they stand upon on a thinly veiled fear of death, skating on the thin ice of
not-life, that can crumble at any moment leaving them falling down a rabbit
hole while scrambling to climb out.
An outwardly expressed projection of
Philía by a narcissist will appear to
be the real deal but it will not be as the
narcissist wears a
This is when Philía's evil twin,
the one that lives on the other side of the
her ugly head and strikes like a Cobra!
Do not expect the
rule of recoprocity to apply to the
narcissist or the
Greeks recognized two forms of
In its negative form philautia is the selfishness with
wants of pleasure, fame, and wealth beyond needs.
Narcissus, who adores with his
own reflection, exemplifies this kind of self-adoration.
positive form philautia refers to proper pride in oneself or
self-compassion in which you feel
secure in yourself and thus you will have plenty of compassion to give
Many modern Christians believe that
does require self-sacrifice but not as
self-sacrifice of the ego and a release of
The Agápe of
and Sustainer is seen most readily by men in
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