You’re not allowed to chart love. The reason … is because we think of love as a binary thing: You’re either in love, or you’re not in love. You love, or you don’t love. I think the reality is that love is a process

Rufus Griscom

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“Let’s Talk Parenting Taboos.” TEDWomen 2010. Dec. 2010. Conference Presentation.

Source: "Let's Talk Parenting Taboos." TEDWomen 2010. Dec. 2010. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote means that society doesn't like the idea of measuring the amount of love you have for someone. According to popular belief, you either love someone or you don't; you shouldn't measure it in degrees. However, the quote's author is saying that he believes love is something that changes and unfolds with time. Specifically, Griscom is talking about the type of love a parent has for their child. The quote is from publishers Rufus Griscom and Alisa Volkman's 2010 TED Talk about parenting taboos. Watch the full TED Talk here: Rufus Griscom and Alisa Volkman - Let's Talk Parenting Taboos