The discussion tonight revolved largely around love: how can we give love to others who really tick us off; is it more loving to tell the whole truth or to sometimes withhold a little if it's "not that important"; how can we be more unconditionally loving; and is it really a good idea, or even achievable, to try to be unconditionally loving?
In discussing unconditional love, we all agreed that it's important to have limits of some sort in relationships, but had different opinions about whether unconditional love could include limits. Someone said that he liked the idea of wishing someone well while still wanting to be separate and protected from them, like the rabbi in the "Fiddler on the Roof," who when asked to give a blessing for the Tsar, said, "May the Lord bless and keep the Tsar.... far away from us!"
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Feel free to come and share your own personal insights sometime; the Saturday Night Video and Discussions here in Austin, Texas are a lot of fun and fascinating. (They're free, too.) Here are the questions the group came up with, based on the personal growth themes in the movie: