Though agape comes from God, it resides in our free will as human beings.
Schopenhauer's philosophy may be conveniently summarized by a concatenation of three words: Will Strife Misery.
The suicidal proclivity of our time, writes J. Budziszewski, is to deny the obvious. Our hearts are riddled with desires that oppose their deepest longings, because we demand to have happiness on terms that make happiness impossible. Why? And what can we do about it? Budziszewski addresses these vital questions in his persuasive new book, The Line Through the Heart.