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rob05c  ·  3454 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Greatest Definition of Love

I'm reminded of Stranger in a Strange Land.

    Grok means to understand so thoroughly that the observer becomes a part of the observed – to merge, blend, intermarry… It means almost everything that we mean by religion, philosophy, and science – and it means as little to us (because of our Earthly assumptions) as color means to a blind man.

    you cannot hate anything unless you grok it, understand it so thoroughly that you merge with it and it merges with you--then you can hate it. By hating yourself. But this implies that you love it, too, and cherish it and would not have it otherwise.