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  1. Oddly enough, but I think it can. Well, not “rudimentary” – this word seems to be applied to feelings only as a metaphor. But to lose its relevance-quite.

    • I'm sorry, but I'll make it clear that you're making inaccurate assumptions in your reasoning:

    1) Love is definitely not reduced to a “release of hormones”; to reduce a complex and diverse feeling to chemistry, as well as to the desire for sex, etc., is reductionism, oversimplification.

    2) Completely different events can lead to depression; any significant goals and desires can be disappointing at certain moments. At the same time, to set yourself the goal of not setting goals at all and not wanting to – the path to depression, neurosis or stall is simply rapid. Well, or to Buddhism; but, excuse me, I get along better than running away from fear to any of the denominations) This is-remember the song:”…if you don't have an aunt, you won't lose her… ” etc.))

    3) Parental and sexual love are not caused by different hormones. Rather, we are talking about the different contribution of these hormones.

    4) “People are quite smart and understand that the family should be continued” – the idea of the presence and number of children has very little relation to the mind. Who said and why on earth that “the birth must continue”? Who “needs” this? Who has such interesting ideas about the “kind” that is “necessary”? – Actually, in developed countries, the birth rate is significantly lower than in third world countries, etc.

    But! At the same time, love, as it is experienced now, is a very socially and culturally created feeling.

    It is unlikely that it is originally inherent in human society in this form.

    • Just like patriotism, by the way. Xenophobia is very evolutionarily inherent, and the altruism “to one's own” is most closely associated with it (the greater the perceived danger from others from the outside, the closer the group unites). But the extension of these initial feelings to the whole state with the chancellor at its head and state borders is a very specific feeling. Let me clarify that it can be experienced no less deeply, sincerely and exalted than love. But just like love, it is not something “inherent” in the human species.

    • Let's take the recent past, the time of the same Freud. Hysteria was quite common. Today, it is on the verge of being excluded from the classification of personality disorders. “Vestige” is not a “vestige”, but its relevance as a disorder has greatly lost. Unfashionable, society has changed, and other disorders have come to the fore…

    • It's the same with fainting spells. It seems to be a physiological process, but, here, they also turned out to be “fashion”; I've seen one or two in my entire life. By the way, it is fashion, about “corsets” there is a weak explanation)

    I see no reason why love will not be replaced by other relationships, which will be accompanied by other feelings. Another thing is that “love”is such an umbrella brand, which can be understood as anything warm from one person to another of any duration. In such and such an understanding, this is also the case with monkeys, and in this understanding it will not go anywhere. And any narrowly defined form of love-quite!

    • Of course, this is my opinion. And it can't be “expert” – show me the nut who claims to be an “expert on love”!!))
  2. Here is an excerpt from the book “All the best things that money can't buy” by J. Fresco:

    For centuries, the word “love” has dominated our vocabulary. Today, its definition has become so broad that it has almost lost its meaning. The term “love” is subject to a variety of interpretations, most of which are not related to the behavior that is associated with it. Perhaps the word “love” will one day get a clearer and more appropriate definition, for example, in relation to our extensionality towards each other. What is extensional? Our hands and palms allow us to lift and rotate objects by viewing them from many positions. Our hands and hands are spatial devices along with our eyes, ears, nose, and other parts of the physical body.

    When a person builds a log cabin alone, it will take a long time. With the help of a few neighbors, the work can be completed in a short time. Neighbors become extensional in relation to this person. The same is true for the entire human community, which is ready to help and support its neighbor.

    In the field of natural science, a design engineer should collaborate with a metallurgist to improve the resistance and quality of building materials. Both of these people, their skills and interactions are really extensional. And physics is the surest approach to achieving true extensionality. Instead of being reserved for a single individual, true extensionality serves all people equally. For example, cleaning contaminated water benefits all the people who use it. Vaccinations against childhood diseases are extensional not only for one child, but also for almost everyone else with whom they are in contact. Identifying the conditions responsible for the disease is extensional and useful for all people, regardless of their personal values and outlook on life.

    When different countries share technology intelligently, it is extensional for all people, regardless of their beliefs and national interests. Corporate systems, however, mostly benefit their owners and shareholders. When inventions meet the needs of all people, they will truly be extensional. Understanding the difference between governments and people who express good intentions only in words, and those who demonstrate true extensionality, is vital for the physical and mental development of civilization.

    When a bank lends money to an individual, the benefit is certain, but it is acquired through debt and obligations. True extensionality does not charge a fee. Extensionality, at its core — is an act of kindness performed without burdening the other person with debt. The more people become extensional to each other, the richer the civilization and interaction between people becomes. In the future, instead of asking yourself “Do I love this person?”, it will be possible to simply identify certain areas of extensionality that you are willing to share with it.

  3. I'll try to explain what I mean here. As I know, love is a certain chemical reaction in the brain, the release of hormones.It's just that, in some cases , love causes depression(which has become a frequent occurrence in the current generation), and it also seems to negatively affect health. Given that different hormones are responsible for parental love and love between partners, can the latter atrophy in the process of evolution? After all, people are quite smart and understand that the family should continue, they would live together for a while, raising a child,and then go on about their business. And the population would be slightly corrected.

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