What about an argument or standoff that by now is purely ego?

The other day I was thinking about what I ought to do. I don’t precisely remember where the story came from, but I do remember where I heard it. I’ve carried it for a long time. I may not even recall it right, but I believe it was written by a French existential author.  I remember it like this. Two strangers need to fall in love in five days or death will take them. What would it take? What it would give me.  

What about an argument or standoff that by now is purely ego? If you don’t take each other back in five days, you die. What does it take? Empathy mostly, and forgiveness.

Author/Edition: Eugenio Zorrilla.

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2 thoughts on “What about an argument or standoff that by now is purely ego?

    1. The circumstances certainly do.
      It is choosing life. In my view it is the surrender to each other and melding of needs. When together the goal is one and success is for both. “I want you to live so I can live too”. It doesn’t work the other way around. Thank you for stopping by. You comment made me think a while. Cheers!

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