“ What's being right now passed around as love is generally a mutual benefit scheme -you give me this, I'll give you that; if you don't give me that I don't give you this ”
It is difficult to love someone who is next to you right now, it is easy to love someone who is dead or who is in heaven. Because if you have to love one, you have to give up something that is you, to accommodate another, otherwise it will not happen.
When somebody gives you pleasure you tend to think you love that person. But in reality it is yourself you love—your ego has been pleased by the other person's attention; that is all.
Nobody looks like what they really are on the inside. You don't. I don't. People are much more complicated than that. It's true of everybody.
This is part of what a family is about, not just love. It's knowing that your family will be there watching out for you. Nothing else will give you that. Not money. Not fame. Not work.
Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people.