Gratitude for the sharing of this downloadable book, The Art of Loving by Erick Fromm, German social psychologist, psychoanalyst, sociologist, humanistic philosopher, and democratic socialist. In it he presents love as a skill that can be taught and developed, rejecting the idea of loving as something magical and mysterious that cannot be analyzed and explained. Fromm was skeptical about popular ideas such as “falling in love” or being helpless in the face of love. According to the author, loving oneself is quite different from arrogance, conceit or egocentrism. One of this book’s concepts is self-love, and, the ability to love becomes one of the most important things in life.