We Don’t All Love Durians, Or, Why Love Must be Unconditional

I am re-reading Thich Nhat Hanh’s book, “Touching Peace: Practicing the Art of Mindful Living.” Today’s chapter, “The Happiness of One Person,” concerns how human beings relate to one another. Thich Nhat Hanh asks us to conceive of love in an unconditional manner: a manner that does not force others to be, act, or think like us — but rather gives others the freedom to be themselves.