FALLING IN LOVE FRANCESCO ALBERONI PDF
But falling in love is something that we all do: we can all vouch for our own experiences; we can tell our story, can speak.”” So Alberoni muses. Explores the phenomenon of romantic love, describes its forms and stages, and discusses how love dies when it fails to establish new value sets. Falling in love is one such phenomenon students often overlook. Italian sociologist Francesco Alberoni has written wonderfully insightful analyses of this .
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It should come as no surprise that the subject of this book is of course, love. More specifically, Alberoni deals with those all-too-brief and utterly captivating moments when one first falls in love. He attempts to unlock all the rather bizarre and, sometimes, completely diotic, forces that drive our behaviour in alberono frenzied state.
For those lucky enough to be experiencing the first signs of true love, I doubt that this book will do the sensations they experience any justice, simply because words are no match for the real thing.
The book transcends any real field that one may attempt to box it into. Instead, it incorporates psychology, sociology, science, philosophy, religion and plain and simple opinion.
Written in poetic though sometimes dreary language, it transports the reader through time and place and asks questions not regularly given the time of day. Falling in love, according to the author, is a universal experience. To Alberoni, it is the meeting not just of souls, but of minds as well.
Francesco Alberoni -> SUMMARY of BOOK FALLING IN LOVE AND LOVING
The book is particularly optimistic and I mean that as a compliment in its observances about human potential and the possibilities, within us all, to experience love, should we allow ourselves the opportunity to do so. The book applies its theory to adolescent and adult, to man and to woman and to homosexual and heterosexual alike. This dissatisfaction is, then, what leads one to seek out love in a sincere fashion, unlike many who wish to find love but are not willing to surrender themselves to that fundamental need to improve their condition.
So depression and low self-esteem are, indeed, good for something. It is a feeling of insecurity, then, that Alberoni sees as a prerequisite to falling in love. For most of us, adolescence brings with it the most turbulent read nerve-wracking and exciting moments in our lives.
During this period, we find ourselves at our most insecure and, yet, we feel the first and most frequent flutters of love.
Falling in Love
To Alberoni, this is no coincidence. The author extracts from history the nature and structure of group dynamics trancesco the book. He likens the couple to the most basic form of a group. The influence of our partners may thus be the influence of us forming an identity as part of the couple, sacrificing wilfully or not our individuality and becoming one with the other member of this rudimentary grouping.
Alberoni maintains that this fusion is then countered by the desire within each of us for individuality and independence, resulting in conflict. Aflling conflict, though, is not necessarily a negative.
Instead, it creates that essential and most human of emotions, passion. What would love be without passion?
Essentially, then, where would one find passion if there was no conflict? I know, I never thought of it that way either. So what does it mean to fall in love? What happens to us? Where does it take us and, more importantly, how do we get there?
Falling in love seems like the easy bit. What so many of us need is a book or a trick of some sorts, perhaps a magic potion even on how to find it.
Falling in Love – Francesco Alberoni – Google Books
In love then, as in life, there seem to be no shortcuts. Alberoni, with his background in sociology, provides insight and, importantly, hope.
He is alarmingly honest, ensuring that the audience understands the pitfalls of love and the potential for failure. Romantics, though, will not be disappointed either.
Falling in Love by Francesco Alberoni
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