Yes, this is what I look like in a sad movie. Or a happy movie. Or pretty much any movie.
I know, I know, I'm boring you. I'm getting to the interesting part, though, I promise, so bear with me. I was discussing these views of mine with a friend one day, and I said something along the lines of, "Love doesn't exist inherently, because anyone who had never heard of love or the emotions associated with it would not feel those emotions. It's not like happiness or sadness, which are inherent to how humans evolve." My friend's response was, and I quote, "So?" His argument was that something being a social construct and not being inherent to human nature doesn't make it any less real. He said that, if people had truly convinced themselves that love existed in its totally romanticized version and that they felt those feelings, that wasn't really any different from love being "real".
So, now, a question to you, reader: does the fact that something is a social construct, that something isn't inherent to human beings, make it any less real? Is Santa still real for the kids as long as they don't realize it's just their parents in a fat suit? Please comment, I'd LOVE to hear your thoughts.
Love = Santa? Perhaps.
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