Should I fear my son falling in love just because it once ended badly for me?
For even the great philosopher Plato said,
Love… is universally acknowledged to be among the oldest of things… (It) is the author of our greatest advantages; for I cannot imagine a greater happiness… to one who is in the flower of youth than an amiable lover , or to a lover, than an amiable object of his love. For neither birth, nor wealth, nor honours, can awaken in the minds of men the principles which should guide those who from their youth aspire to an… excellent life, as Love awakens them.
(quoted from Plato in the compilation, The Spirit of Loving, editor, Emily Hillburn Sell.)