Why incorporate the scientific angle into my philosophy?
I am perpetually reading books on relationships, love and overall self-help. Over the past few decades, a new niche of scientific books on neuroscience
, positive psychology and human interactions has emerged. I was fascinated by the concepts in some of the self-help books but was longing for the science to prove what I was reading had validity beyond just “deep thoughts” by the author. When I started finding more and more authors beginning to research and incorporate the science, psychology and sociology behind our loving connections I felt there was one more piece of the puzzle put in place.
Experiments using fMRI studies of couples brains have shown that individuals in long term relationships CAN have the same body chemistry flowing through their veins as couples who just connected. This is exciting stuff! I was driven to find out what makes those couples so happy with one another and their relationship after 10, 20 and even 50 years.