In letter 7, what is the central theme? And what would be three main ideas supporting the theme?
The central theme of the seventh of Rilke's "Letters to a Young Poet" is that to love another is, of necessity, a difficult and demanding undertaking, because it is the most important endeavor of our lives. He warns his young friend against being lured away by "what is easy and toward the easiest side of the easy," advising him to "trust in what is difficult," because everything in nature grows and becomes itself most spontaneously "at all costs and against all opposition." As a source of difficulty, as almost a spiritual discipline, he recommends solitude. In solitude, he suggests, by first learning about themselves through contemplation and reflection, the young can best learn what it is to love another.
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