DELETE MY ACCOUNT Posted almost 3 years ago Is love a rational process? Love is not a rational process. When you love somebody and you stop to actually think about it, I'm sure that you will find something about them (if not everything) that will make you go "huh, I wouldn't have expected to love that." Love is a powerful state of mind that produces emotions that can't be easily controlled. It is not a rational state of mind and I am in disbelief that anyone could think otherwise. If you believe that you "love" someone, you are willing to put yourself through physical and emotional stress to keep the relationship going. You become willing to do a lot of things that you otherwise wouldn't have considered because the person you love becomes a very important aspect in your life that you fight to preserve. If anything, love is dangerous because it can lead to your own self-destruction. You can believe that somehow it is going to work, keep yourself in an irreparable situation, just because the thought of leaving the thing you love seems so much worse than the present. I feel that when relationships (when the people are truly in love) encounter an obstacle, it can be very serious. If someone is completely in love and in hurt, they become like a drowning victim. The other partner tries to help them, but the victim just pulls them down with them. People can be hurt in love because you don't fully grasp what you are doing until it is too late. But people can also feel an overwhelming joy, something that cannot be compared to any other feeling in the world. When studies show that the brain acts as if it were on drugs during love this is IMPORTANT, people. Addiction is not a rational process and neither is love.