The moral is that there is no such thing as ‘mere’ entertainment. The human mind is an attachment machine, forming emotional bonds with stuffed animals, invertebrates and Izzie Stevens. A good drama might ease our loneliness, but a breakup is still a breakup
—author and editor Jonah Lehrer, from “Television and Loneliness,” an entry for The Frontal Cortex on ScienceBlogs.
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As my wife . . . and pretty much all traditions tell us, "it's all about relationships".
We will form attachments to whatever moves us . . . landscapes, animals, books, anything that allows us to feel connected and valued.