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Love Is Biochemistry Needed For Survival.

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Posted by Alexander on February 18, 2001 22:01:33 UTC

Love is neurochemical activity of a brain (called emotion) wich usually lasts a few months and is aimed to help self-reproduction. If it does (or does not) work, then after several months it may slowly fade away or switch for another subject.

Love to an object (or subject) which is unrelated to self-reproduction is slightly different emotion (sometimes called sympathy) and is more close to emotion of interest which is driven by instinct of discovering new areas (where food or other resources can be more available).

Love to a leader (or a teacher) is yet another emotion (sometimes called trust) which is based on the following of survival principle: Nature is dangerous and complex. If someone knows something about Nature better than others, then it is better if he shows others where to go and how to avoid costly dead-ends or dangerous traps. So, in a tribe one is better in finding game, another in predicting snow, someone in cooking, someone in healing, yet another in direccting collective effort to built a shelter.

Love to hobby is one more different emotion: whem we do over and over the same routine (day after day), we are bored and need something more interesting to keep our brain awake (or to release stress if we are given too much work). Then we switch to hobby, or to travel, or to seek "extracurricular" activities, or just go fishing. Brain then is doing different thus more interesting work and avoids dangerous for evolving and thus for surviving stagnation (or just relaxes from stressy overload during fishing).

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