American culture exalts love in all aspects of life, but really, love is just a neurochemical con made to trick you into caring for your children and family members in order to further the species.
Humanity celebrates the molecular cocktail they call love in all facets of its culture, from movies to books to three minute pop songs, but it’s all fake. The warm bubbly feeling people get when they see their significant other is just a magician’s trick
According to the BBC, “Events occurring in the brain when we are in love have similarities with mental illness.” This makes sense because love is a nice delusion humans all irrationally believe. Feelings of love and affection can be credited to nothing more than a rush of dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin.
Marriage is a perfect example of how society invented the idea of love. In the past, marriage often had little to no relation to love. It was an institution that existed to build family wealth and provide stability for children. According to ABC News, 60 percent of marriages worldwide are arranged and only about six percent of these marriages end in divorce. This is much lower than the U.S. divorce rate which currently sits near 50 percent.
Love is a falsehood that humans all delude themselves into believing. It’s a lie reinforced by every aspect of our culture, but the evidence shows that love is nothing more than a chemical rush in our brain, and it is harmful a harmful idea in which we put too much stock.