Trivers, pursuing his theory of the emotions to its logical conclusion, notes that in a world of walking lie detectors the best strategy is to believe your own lies. You can’t leak your hidden intentions if you don’t think they are your intentions. According to his theory of self-deception, the conscious mind sometimes hides the truth from itself the better to hide it from others. But the truth is useful, so it should be registered somewhere in the mind, walled off from the parts that interact with other people.
Steven Pinker (How the Mind Works)

Tu me manques. French. In English, we say “I miss you.” I miss you. The French phrase it differently. Precisely translated, they say “you are missing from me.” Tu me manques.

To me, really loving someone means building them up so they feel like the center of the universe. So they feel indestructible. Invincible.

To encourage them no matter what they want to do.

To be there for them when they make mistakes. And most importantly, to recognize that we all make them and they don’t define us as people.