Another pearl of wisdom from left of field which as with everything in life presents itself when we least expect it... to learn from.
"...It is not about love. It is about social structure and it is about money. And that’s okay. As I’ve said many times, that’s really what marriage is about. I’m not saying you shouldn’t love your partners, or that love isn’t important. It’s important like air is important. You really only are conscious of it when you’re without it or you’re buffeted by it. Otherwise, you tend not to think a lot about it, and that’s fine."
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