Elizabeth Gilbert on How Schopenhauer’s Porcupine Dilemma Reveals the Secret of Happiness – Maria Popova

http://www.brainpickings.org/2012/02/13/elizabeth-gilbert-porcupines/

Click on the link for this piece on Brainpickings by Maria Popova, linking to a short film of Liz Gilbert talking about Schopenhauer’s Porcupines, and our constant movement between reaching into connection and relationship; pulling back into self-protection and separation when we encounter the inevitable pain of relationship.

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