Cowards Essay: Liking Is For Cowards By Jonathan Franzen

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Liking is for Cowards. Go for What Hurts

Technology is considered an escape, an escape to another dimension, a second chance, a hope, a possibility to show society the perfect and almost divine personality that you so whole heartily strive to possess, a chance to put on a mask and change everything for the better in this everlasting endeavor for likability, or at least that’s what we tell ourselves.
At the end of the day, we always end up letting go of the most important aspect of our life, the human aspect that is the essence of our human nature, we resolve to liking instead of loving, texting instead of talking, and despite all of us being completely aware of this, we always end up putting the mask back on, hiding behind a mask projecting
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The essay “liking is for Cowards, Go for What Hurts” is written by Jonathan Franzen and was published in The New York Times May 28 2011 . Jonathan Franzen is born in 1959 and is an acclaimed American novelist and essayist, the essay is based on the speech he delivered at Kenyon College in Ohio USA and touches on the principles of liking versus loving.
Throughout the essay Jonathan Franzen keeps returning to the same idyllic message or rather contemplation.
We have all experienced love throughout our lives, we love our parents, our significant others and even our friends, but this is not the true form of love that can form a bond between two individuals, a bond so strong and divine that it makes everything else in their life seem almost obsolete, a bond than can only be achieved through honestly, a bond that is slowly fading as the contrast between like and love is slowly fading

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