A romantic relationship has meaning only if you can build something solid and long lasting with your partner. Look at whether there is harmony between you on the three planes: physical, emotional and mental, or whether you give in only to a passing whim, or an attraction for pleasure. If you do not have any affinities in the realm of emotions, tastes and ideas, don’t tell yourself that this is not important and that things will sort themselves out later. Not at all, on the contrary, at the end of some time, once you have exhausted the novelty of certain pleasures, you will realise in fact that the psychic and intellectual affinities are extremely important, and if these affinities do not exist, then discord sets in.
Yes, understanding tastes and ideas is very important, for a couple’s relationship does not consist only of kissing each other and making declarations of love; there are all the details of daily life to think about and deal with, decisions to be made together, and life to organise. If one wishes for children and the other doesn’t, if one likes reflection and silence and the other likes music and noisy diversions, what will happen?
And concerning all the events in the external world, everyone has their own opinions, their ways of feeling and seeing; and if the reactions are always divergent, what conversations will be held? Either there will be a fight, or each one will remain silent in their corner, and in either case life will become hell.
Izvor no 233, Youth, creators of the future, chap. XX