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Author : delmer52
Religion and Theology
Pages 3 (753 words)
Name Professor Course Date Rollo May and Paradoxes in 2012 Introduction Born in April 21 1909 in Ada, Ohio, Rollo May became a known psychologist who introduced human existence theories in a unique way. His childhood was not pleasant, with his parents divorcing and having a psychotic sister…
After tuberculosis, he started focusing on reading and rewarded with a PhD in clinical psychology in 1949 from Columbia University finally. It was after this that he introduced psychology concepts relating to human existence. He introduced theories of existentialism (May, 37). Society today has different interpretations and meanings of love and friendship. According to May, love can be in four forms namely; Agape or Caritas, Sex or Lust, Death and Eros, and Philia. All this forms of love are experienced by people, but are misused by people to run away from their worldly problems. May states that people use love as a means to escape from what they do not want to face; their problems. In relation to today’s society, reference can be made to what May termed as misuse of love. Love has been misused to the point that it has become a problem itself. Society today views love as a phase that people enter and after sometime exit (May, 112). Perhaps the most misused form of love in today’s society is Sex or Lust. Sex has been misused to the point that it has brought destruction and corruption of minds in the society. The first form of love is Agape, or care. Care, May defined it, is the love that results in selflessness. It is love with intention to look into the wellbeing of others, and self. Care is what enables people to survive and coexist with one another. In today’s society, much has changed. ...