Saturday, February 6, 2010

Emo Mode

My cousin wrote this:
"If we can love someone so much,
how will we be able to handle it
if one day we are separated?

And, if being separated is a part
of life, and you know about
separation well, is it possible
that we can love someone and
never be afraid of losing them?

At the same time, I was also
wondering, is it possible that we
can live our entire life without
loving anyone at all?

That’s my loneliness.

Loneliness is such a big word for me. I don't even want to utter it. I think its just psychological. You will be lonely if you opt to. "Researchers found that the ventral striatum—a region of the brain associated with rewards—is much more activated in non-lonely people than in the lonely when they view pictures of people in pleasant settings. In contrast, the temporoparietal junction—a region associated with taking the perspective of another person—is much less activated among lonely than in the non-lonely when viewing pictures of people in unpleasant settings."
"Given their feelings of social isolation, lonely individuals may be left to find relative comfort in nonsocial rewards," said John Cacioppo, the Tiffany and Margaret Blake Professor in Psychology at the University.

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