“ All true love is founded on esteem. ”
— George Buckingham
Esteem means respect and affection. So, George is saying that respect is necessary for true love to form. Thought-provoking huh?
So while we’re looking for love we should be looking for a being that we fully respect. We should truly keep our eyes out for a respectable person before we even consider giving them access to our hearts.
We must focus our energies toward finding someone that we respect. Then comes affection. Then comes true love.
We must keep it in order. Respect before love.