Monday, January 18, 2010

History of Relationships

As we sit here wondering how important our relationship is to our lives, I would like to ask you to look back into history to see the importance of relationships of the past. Search for how many wars and battle were fought for love and how passion played an important roll in the forming of our history. Now how important do you think your relationship is? Could your relationship produce a president or the person that discovers a cure for cancer, maybe only time will tell. As long as we are looking back into the past to see how important love and relationships were I always push people to look at the ancient greeks. The Greeks created gods for everything from the sun to the sea but they also had several that assisted in the areas of love an relationships. Gods such as Aphrodite, Athena, Hera, Hestia, and Dionysus just to mention a few. This shows us that the ancient greeks were very worried about their relationships and how their lives played out with one another. Even their Semi-gods and spirits lead you further believe how important relationships were to the greeks, names for these creatures such as Fates, Muses, and Nymphs lead us to believe that the greeks were a romantic and sexual culture. Not to mention they wore toga's most of the time so you know they loved to party. Next time you are studying history take a look at the way they addressed the issues of relationship and intimacy. I think you will be surprised to see how important it was in each and every society that has ever been on the face of the earth.

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