Why Do Fools Fall in Love?
Stuart Buck observes:
Movies and popular culture often celebrate “falling in love.” I’d suggest, however, that outside of physical ailments (including everything from cancer to starvation), “falling in love” is ultimately responsible for maybe half of all the misery experienced by the human race.
Just to be clear, I’m not saying this because of any personal experience. It’s rather a commentary on how many people I’ve seen who messed up their lives by dating or marrying the wrong person just because they “fell in love,” as well as people who threw away a perfectly good marriage and abandoned their kids because they thought they “fell in love” with someone else.