"Love, as we understand it, does not exist. It's merely a chemical effect generated by our brain, making us confuse reality." Thoughts?

Do you agree that love is just chemistry that can easily shift or fade?

Doctor P

Once upon a time there was an island where all the feelings lived; happiness, sadness, knowledge, and all the others, including love. One day it was announced to all of the feelings that the island was going to sink to the bottom of the ocean. So all the feelings prepared their boats to leave. Love was the only one that stayed. She wanted to preserve the island paradise until the last possible moment. When the island was almost totally under, Love decided it was time to leave. She began looking for someone to ask for help. Just then Richness was passing by in a grand boat. Love asked, "Richness, Can I come with you on your boat?" Richness answered, " I'm sorry, but there is a lot of silver and gold on my boat and there would be no room for you anywhere." Then Love decided to ask Vanity for help who was passing in a beautiful vessel. Love cried out, "Vanity, help me please." "I can't help you", Vanity said, "You are all wet and will damage my beautiful boat." Next, Love saw Sadness passing by. Love said, "Sadness, please let me go with you." Sadness answered, "Love, I'm sorry, but, I just need to be alone now." Then, Love saw Happiness. Love cried out, " Happiness, please take me with you." But Happiness was so overjoyed that he didn't hear Love calling to him. Love began to cry. Then, she heard a voice say, "Come Love, I will take you with me." It was an elder. Love felt so blessed and overjoyed that she forgot to ask the elder his name. When they arrived on land the elder went on his way. Love realized how much she owed the elder. Love then found Knowledge and asked, "Who was it that helped me?" "It was Time", Knowledge answered. "But why did Time help me when no one else would?", Love asked. Knowledge smiled and with deep wisdom and sincerity, answered, "Because only Time is capable of understanding how great Love is."

All hat

Spoken by someone never in love, obviously. Everything is "just" a chemical effect generated by our brain, including hunger and orgasm - even pain. But that's also entirely misleading. Emotional and physical input CAUSES these "brain chemical changes" so to attribute them to that is backwards and incomplete. Might as well say that a car only stops because of the hydraulic fluid in the brake lines.


I think it's self-delusion to assume we have the knowledge to unerringly discern "chemical effect" from "reality" given that every aspect of reality we experience is taken in, communicated, and processed through chemical means. Our brains put their own snapchat filters on everything, and while there are commonalities, everyone's minds edit the raw data in different ways. Conceptual frameworks will always be tangled with basic perceptions. I don't see the value in elevating "verifiable reality" over "conceptual framework" if it doesn't materially improve our ability to function and thrive. There have been many concepts of love, and some are correlated with constructive developments while others seem to be destructive. These concepts have real effects, so they are real, whether or not the frameworks actually resemble lived truth. I think that there is more value in making a framework constructive than verifying its "reality". People seek concepts regardless of truth. Love is a big one.




Correct. Love is overrated. Love is biochemically no different than eating large quantities of chocolate


lies love is patient and kind


Are you confusing love with lust?


Love is a spirit among many spirits which possess human beings. A human being during his/her lifetime is living with many spirits. All spirits (good and bad) have the dominating character. They can take you to the extent of sacrifice or suicide. They never stay quiet after the possession. They always compete with each other to dominate a person in a higher level. If the spirit of love wins, it weakens other spirits and make them inactive. This is the nature of all types of spirits. The more you think the more would be the possession of that spirit. At this stage there will be an intensity in the possession of the spirit. It knows no bounds. Thus true love occurs. Brain does nothing. It is your feelings which cause different kinds of effects in your body. Feelings are given by the spirits. The situation and circumstances make them to do it. Spirits are separate elements. A human being is not a single spirit. A human being doesn't have a spiritual body. A human being during his/her lifetime is living with many spirits which have joined one by one since birth. They are knowledge, intelligence, skills, feelings, emotions, interests and everything. Even thoughts are not your own. For example, when you want to take a decision on a subject, one after another the spirits think and you just listen, choose or reject the ideas which they transmit to your mind through your brain in the form of thoughts. Brain is just a media to connect the spirits to your mind. A mind is just a computer's mind. After the destruction of a computer completely you will not get it's mind. The same is the case with the human beings. Soul is nothing but an energy needed for the functionality of a body. It is not a spirit or anything else. All human beings are just robots made of flesh and bones and toys of the spirits for their games.