Eartha Kitt On Love And Compromise

I watched this video recently and found it so thought-provoking and empowering.  I thought it would lead to an interesting discussion.  It’s only 3 minutes long, but power-packed with insight.

If you feel inclined, please let me know what you thought of her take on love and compromise.  Do you agree?  Disagree?  Do you think she had good points or was she missing the mark?

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4 Responses to Eartha Kitt On Love And Compromise

  1. Really interesting. I think there is both healthy and unhealthy compromise. I believe that compromise can mean respecting the values, hopes and dreams of your partner which is a healthy act of love. Unfortunately, people can take that for granted and abuse your willing to compromise. The one thing I am sure on is that love should not come with conditions. Great video 🙂

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    • janieleeds says:

      Thank you! I liked it too because it reminded me to fall in love with myself and want to share myself with someone else and have the same happening with them. We keep learning don’t we? So we don’t make the same mistakes again and we can heal. 🙂

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  2. This is definitely a thought provoking video. After a few moments of thought, my general impression is that she’s on the right track, but ultimately misses the mark. I agree with her that it’s important to love the dark and light in oneself before entering a relationship. It allows you to love from a place of sharing rather than need. I also think it’s vital to hold on to one’s value’s and sense of self despite being single or in a relationship and despite the trajectory a relationship is taking. She speaks to the concept of an independent sense of self, which is beautiful. Finally, I agree, from an analytical point of view, that falling in love with someone is ultimately the act of falling in love with the pieces of ourselves that we aren’t aware of or deny.

    All of the aforementioned agreements are said with the caveat that relationships in the real world aren’t possible without some sort of compromise, in my opinion. Think of all the real world stressors we each face every day – daily routines, work, cleaning, cooking, taking care of kids and pets, etc. Somewhere in all of that hustle and bustle, I think there will need to be compromise so that both people’s needs are met. Sometimes the compromise is harder – we have to agree to figure out how to grow together or agree to grow apart and potentially come back together later. I don’t think it’s as black and white as she makes it sound.


    • janieleeds says:

      I agree with you and I thank you for taking the time to so eloquently share your thoughts! I feel as if there is some compromise on both sides in any relationship. I just thought it was so thought-provoking that I had to share! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂


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