hierarchy of values
“I love you!” – what are these words?
“I love you, dear, but today is football, and football is dearer to me than you!”
“I love you, dear, but my child does not want us to meet, and I am writing you this farewell letter …”
The value of the beloved and beloved has always been influenced by local culture and accepted patterns. So, in medieval culture, the Lady of the Heart always stood above her wife. The real knight was happy to die for the Lady of his heart to wave his handkerchief, while loving his wife was not necessary at all. In the 70s, in the Slavic culture, the most common type of family was the child-centered, and the child for both parents was one of the highest values. Then for many mothers, the child was more important than his father: “My child, dear, but you can do without a man.” In the Arabian culture, no beloved can be higher than her mother: “There is only one mother in a person’s life, but there can be many loved ones.” Continue reading