If the sentiment, or more precisely, an emotion that one identifies as ‘love’ becomes the protagonist of and footnote to almost everything we do, that is, if that thing ‘love’ reigns supreme and is definitive of what most humans do or want, then grinding and packing everything else into the same ‘love’ sausage casing becomes commonplace if only to add provenance to ‘our feelings’ – in order to, unnecessarily perhaps, validate them. When we beat ‘love’ to death (virtual signalling) it is more likely, it seems, that we are in the shadows of its scarcity. In its clamoring we know it is a thing lost to us.
"Beating “Love” to Death: Emotion Junkies, the Unnatural Affectations of “Loving Earth,” and other Ghostly Infatuations,"
The International Journal of Ecopsychology (IJE): Vol. 5:
1, Article 5.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.humboldt.edu/ije/vol5/iss1/5
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