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Person + Serotonin = Love??

The chemical serotonin is known as the 'love drug' but is there more to love than serotonin? can we as human beings love another? Obviously we love our children, well the female bond is obviously stronger but can we love anyone other than our own? can we truly love another human being who we know nothing about other then what they tell us?

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  • Jun 22 2012: So technically, if that's the right word to use. We love the group of people 'family' we are born into yet we can never love someone as much as we love our family, apart from our offspring of course? Sounds a bit weird considering that religion tells us to love our neighbours etc.
    • Jun 22 2012: You have discovered how absurd of a thought it is to actually think you can love your neighbor the same as your family. As much as I wish it were possible, it just isn't. I think you can act in a caring manner but to say you love every person you see just isn't plausible. It would certainly make for an idyllic society to love your neighbor as we love our family, but I think we have grown up to a point where we understand utopias are more a construct of the mind, than an actual possibility.

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