The Love Delusion

The Love Delusion

Is fate pre-determined?
Is it all ‘written in the stars’?
Is love real?
I wonder, why do we consider a catalyst, attraction, as moral?
Attraction is surely strategic, and we are largely unconscious of it.
The rest is a story we tell ourselves.
Society has confused us, hence the inevitable disappointment towards that which does not exist never living up to our expectations.
Humans: not too deep.
Technology bears fruit of comfort and ill in equal measure, adding acquisitiveness to strategy: is he/she good looking/wealthy/got the right circle of friends etc.
Dating websites betray the lie through collective melancholy.
Is it not so much ‘love is blind,’ as we are blind to love’s delusion?

January 2023

© Percival Alexander