This behavior is not only dangerous but stifling to innovation and the development of new ideas.
What evolutionary psychology explains is possibly more about attraction than about love. Although in many instances, attraction may very well be the spark that first ignites the possibility for a deeper emotion to develop later down the road, the fact stands that mere attraction is not the same as love.
Perhaps then, the real illusion is that we expect love to be effortless, easy and as natural as that initial feeling of falling. Yet once those dizzying romantic neurochemicals have subsided, we are left with an individual in front of us who is equally as flawed and complex as ourselves. But we were never told about this part of the story because this is the part that doesn’t sell.
Fear: what holds you back, but what ultimately helps you succeed.
Laurel Rossellini wrote a paper on bikinis, Speedos and orgasms today, so I think she’s flirting with me. She wrote something about “guys with just the right size penis.”
The lawyer they gave me asked if there was anyone I wanted to call and handed me his smartphone. I figured you were my best bet. They’re clever bastards but not clever enough to know that I record all of my streams onto a redundant server. I’ve attached a link to download a video from my Dropbox. The folder is labeled “Insurance.” Watch it. Tell me if you still think I’m crazy.
“Just as he glanced up to find the source of this strange noise a pair of large, talon-like claws grabbed onto the back of his shoulders, tearing his shirt and sending him crashing to the ground.”
There are well-researched stories of dogs who died of broken hearts, elephants with grudges, dolphins who commit suicide, and other oddities that make you think and say “Wow.”
I used to go around and ask every smart person I met—even emailing important people I didn’t know— “What books do you recommend to a kid like me?”
Right now, radical Salafism is Germany, circa 1933 and the dawdling Middle Eastern countries – Iran and Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates – might as well be Poland, Austria and Belgium.