There's no such thing as love, it doesn't exist. It's all about humans trying to fool themselves into thinking they are superior to other animals by giving special names to biological processes in the misguided view that it makes them "special".
I'm 40 years old and I have never encountered anything that I would describe as love.
Humans are rooted in callous self-interest, that's why I avoid them wherever possible and prefer to remain in the woods.
If you want love go and speak to Ted Bundy, he'll tell you all about it.
Happy Fucking Valentines Day.
Agree with almost everything you say...except "Humans are rooted in callous self-interest"....I think you are way off with that assumption just from biological means. I think people misdiagnose "self-interest" as being "callous" or selfish. I think mutual aid and cooperation are just as important looking at the evolutionary history of humans. We see this in the world in other species who practice altruism...biologically predisposed to cooperate with others as a means of survival as a species. Check out Frans De Waal...even looking at brain science and child development, its clear that mutual aid, cooperation, and altruistic behaviors is very prevalent in our species, serving very distinct purposes.
Anyone who thinks humans are hardwired in callous self-interest, hasn't studied enough humans. Anthropology is a great tool to help realize that this idea of "human nature" being, "X, Y and Z" isn't so clear cut...and we don't know the whole picture. There are so many ways people live, to say we are all inherently greedy and just looking to exploit each other to save ourselves...its not only narrow minded and cynical (I have no problem with being cynical) but also ignores knowledge we have about other cultures and ways of life and its just completely unscientific...as the jury is still out on what exactly humans are hardwired for and what comes out due to the environment.
I do feel love is a tool we use and talk about...to basically...get a mate....populate the species and ensure the survival of the species. It totally is our way of making us feel superior to other animals and is biologically hardwired. Its fun to imagine just how "love" developed in accordance with how we gained our consciousness...which is very special. The development of our consciousness and brain...does in fact separate us from the rest of the animals but may also be seen as a bit of a curse. Anyway..so things like "love" developed as a result of our unique evolutionary path.
Anyway...time to drink.