Interest in a Lover's Writings
Webcast Q&A: 19 February 2012, Question 4
I answered a question on interest in a lover's writings on 19 February 2012. You can listen to or download the podcast of just this question below – or check out the whole episode of Philosophy in Action Radio.
Should a person always be interested in the creative works of a romantic interest or lover? I'm romantically interested in a woman who writes as her career. While my admiration of her is based in her virtues and even heroic qualities, I'm don't find the subjects of her writing to be particularly interesting. If I were to begin dating this woman, should I read everything that she's written and writes?
My Answer, In Brief: It's strange to be so uninterested in another person's work at the outset of a relationship. You should be interested in your lover or spouse's interests, not always for their own sake, but because your lover or spouse matters to you.
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