Thursday, October 16, 2008

The Philosophy of Love

Love is a state of mind in which one adult human being regards another with a particular mixture of regard, tenderness, respect, desire, concern, affection and possessiveness, and this state of mind is a permanent or at least semi-permanent one which is very pleasant to be in, and blissful when reciprocated.

Love can be a blind biological mechanism for initiating a new generation of human genes and protecting their carriers in their vulnerable early years. This sort of love falls into two phases of unequal length: a short phase of sexual infatuation and a long phase of habit and inertia.

The infatuation phase sees much exchanging of saliva, sperm and body gases, each with their individual character and freight of microbes and viruses, and this might do more than merely prepare the female partner's immunity system to tolerate a possible foetus with its foreign DNA. It might also induce a subtle form of addiction in both partners, which keeps them together during the habit stage that follows close behind.

There are indeed such a thing as love, and it indeed involves tenderness, concern, affection and regard, though not perhaps the desire and possessiveness which are the attributes of infatuation.

On the other hand, some people achieve love in the mythical sense of the romances, by turning their infatuation phase into a permanent state. The secret? Always making time for imaginative good sex.


Reference:

A.C. Grayling - The Heart of Things.

4 comments:

Isa said...

I wonder if Ibrahim Ali was practising his philosophy of love when he asked for the ISA to be renamed Love and Caring Act.

He claims that this will make everyone happy? Is he nuts?

Maverick SM said...

Isa,

Ibrahim Ali is senile.

NAJIB.D.C4.BOMBER said...

The Philosophy of Love
interesting. good example is like Najib Love Altantuya. after had enough of 'love', Najib obliterate Altantuya to pieces with what bomb???? plastic bomb.... what plastic???? C4 lah!

another example is Hippo Rosmah 'love' Shah Rock Cunt in return a Datuk Seri conferred onto the Cunt!

Cunt and Love; words that cannot be separated, similar like Future-PM and Future-First Lady... Mangkoks!

Anonymous said...

Ahh.. love sweet love, twas not so long ago...


Comes a time when one sweet smile
Has its season for a while...
Then love's in love with me.
Some they think only to marry,
Others will tease and tarry,
Mine is the very best parry. Cupid he rules us all.
Caper the cape, but sing me the song,
Death will come soon to hush us along.
Sweeter than honey and bitter as gall.
Love is a task and it never will pall.
Sweeter than honey...and bitter as gall
Cupid he rules us all.

Romeo & Juliet.

~qwerty~

PS: Mave, sorry for going mushy, saccharin overload from my morning cuppa!