• If we conceive that anyone loves, desires, or hates anything which we ourselves love, desire, or hate, we shall thereupon regard the thing in question with more steadfast love, etc. On the contrary, if we think that anyone shrinks from something that we love, we shall undergo vacillation of the soul.

    Baruch Spinoza (2014). “The Road to Inner Freedom: The Ethics”, p.22, Open Road Media