Luxury real estate professionals dealing with the world at large are sure to encounter all types of wealthy people who do not fit or even begin to fit any known behavior pattern to them. How do you handle people from another culture, whom do not understand you or want to understand? The easy answer is to practice unconditional love, i.e. respect who they are and allow them the right to exist in accordance to their own customs and beliefs, without feeling the need to “fix” them, so that you can feel more comfortable when you are around them.

“Beauty will save the world” is a quote by one the most prominent Russian writers, Fyodor Dostoevsky. His books, such as Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov influenced the majority of the world’s leading philosophers as well as writers including Ernest Hemmingway. How could someone dedicated to exploring the troubled psyche of Russian society in the 19th century make this statement?

He was referring to the genuine essence of beauty as an art form expressed either in a work of art or through genuine human love. This essence can move mountains and tame the opposition. This essence is a force to be reckoned with, and is the very thing from which beauty springs. One of the brothers Karamazov is Alyosha. His character represents unconditional love. His genuineness is such that even the raindrops part to keep him from getting wet. In the novel, this illustrates that, when you love unconditionally, everything is possible.

As humans, we all crave this kind of love, why not just give it?

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