RE: True love may just be all in your head

From: altamira (
Date: Sat Jul 08 2000 - 15:04:42 MDT

A lot of the "true love" stuff is culturally induced as well. When a person
believes that they must find a one-and-only soul mate, they will usually
manage to meet a person who presents possibilities for being molded into the
role. If the object of true-love should turn out not to be malleable enough,
you end up with the stuff of country music ballads and soap operas.

Bonnie the cynic

> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> Interesting research. Of course, this kind of thing should be done on a
> *much* larger scale; that would really help us to understand the brain.
> Also, maybe it's time for us rational transhumanist types to get less
> romantic about love, and see it for what it really is; a dangerous,
> anti-individualistic, anti-intellectual addiction which (presumably) only
> serves the "interests" of "blind, selfish genes", not your own
> enlightened
> self-interest. Being in love is about as "transhuman" as smoking crack.
> "But if feels so good"...Yeah, sure it does, JUNKIE! To quote from the
> article:

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